Kamov Ka-15

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Ka-15
Kamov Ka-15 Hen (ID unknown) (9838722505).jpg
Kamov Ka-15
Role Light utility helicopter
National origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Kamov
First flight 1952
Introduction 1955
Variants Kamov Ka-18

The Kamov Ka-15 (NATO reporting name Hen) was a Soviet two-seat utility helicopter with coaxial rotors which first flew on April 14, 1952 at the hands of test pilot D.K.Yefremov. State acceptance trials were completed in 1955, and the helicopter entered production the following year at aircraft factory No.99 in Ulan-Ude.

It was a precursor to the Ka-18, fitted with the M-14 engine (helicopter version). It was primarily used for bush patrol, agricultural purposes and fishery control.

Variants[edit]

  • Ka-15 : Two-seat light utility helicopter for the Soviet Navy.
  • Ka-15M : Two-seat light utility helicopter. Civilian version of the Ka-15.
  • Ka-18 : Four-seat light utility helicopter.

Operators[edit]

 Soviet Union

Specifications (Ka-15M)[edit]

Data from Soviet Transport Aircraft since 1945[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Capacity: one passenger or 250 kg (550 lb) of cargo
  • Length: 6.26 m (20 ft 5¼ in)
  • Rotor diameter: 9.96 m (32 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in)
  • Disc area: 155.8 m² (1,677 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 990 kg (2,182 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1,410 kg (3,108 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Ivchenko AI-14V radial engine, 190 kW (255 hp)

Performance

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WORLD HELICOPTER MARKET 1967 pg. 65". flight. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Military Helicopter Market 1971 pg. 581". flight. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Stroud 1968, pp. 136–138.