The Kamov Ka-18 (NATO reporting name Hog) was a Soviet four-seat utility helicopter that first flew in 1955. It was a development of the Kamov Ka-15, with a lengthened fuselage and a more powerful engine - the 255 hp Ivchenko AI-14V radial. Total production from Kamov was about 120 units.

Ka-18
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Kamov Ka-18
Role Light utility helicopter
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Kamov
First flight 1955
Introduction 1957
Retired 1973
Number built ~120[1]
Developed from Kamov Ka-15

OperatorsEdit

  Soviet Union

Specifications (Ka-18)Edit

Data from Soviet Transport Aircraft since 1945[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 pax
  • Length: 7.03 m (23 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 3.34 m (10 ft 11 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,060 kg (2,337 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,480 kg (3,263 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Ivchenko AI-14VF 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 209 kW (280 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 2× 9.96 m (32 ft 8 in)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 120 km/h (75 mph, 65 kn) at 490 m (1,608 ft)
  • Range: 165 km (103 mi, 89 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 3,250 m (10,660 ft)

See alsoEdit

Related development Ka-15 Related lists

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://aviahistory.ucoz.ru/index/0-559
  2. ^ "1971 Military Helicopter Market pg. 581". flight. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  3. ^ Stroud 1968, pp. 139–140.
  • Stroud, John. Soviet Transport Aircraft since 1945. London: Putnam, 1968. ISBN 0-370-00126-5.

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