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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 next year the helicopter entered production at aircraft factory No.99 in Ulan-Ude.

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

Variants[]

  • 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[]

Military Operators[]

 Soviet Union

Civil Operators[]

 Soviet Union
  • Aeroflot

Specifications (Ka-15M)[]

Data from Soviet Transport Aircraft since 1945[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Capacity: 1 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

  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h (81 knots, 93 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 125 km/h (67 knots, 78 mph)
  • Range: 390 km (210 nmi, 242 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)
  • Disc loading: 9 kg/m² (1.8 lb/ft²)
  • Power/mass: 0.14 kW/kg (0.08 hp/lb)

See also[]

References[]

  1. Stroud 1968, pp. 136–138.

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