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Kamov Ka-15

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.. Several hundred were built.

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.


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.


Military Operators

Soviet Union

Soviet Naval Aviation

Civil Operators

Soviet Union


Specifications (Ka-15M)

Data from Soviet Transport Aircraft since 1945

General characteristics

Crew: one, pilot
Capacity: 1 passenger or 250 kg (550 lb) of cargo
Length: 6.26 m (20 ft 5 in)
Rotor diameter: 9.96 m (32 ft 8 in)
Height: 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in)
Disc area: 155.8 m (1,677 ft)
Empty weight: 990 kg (2,182 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 1,410 kg (3,108 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Ivchenko AI-14V radial engine, 190 kW (255 hp)


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/m (1.8 lb/ft)
Power/mass: 0.14 kW/kg (0.08 hp/lb)

Related development

Kamov Ka-18

Comparable aircraft

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Gunston, Bill. The Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft 1875-1995. London:Osprey, 1995. ISBN 1 85532 405 9.
Stroud, John. Soviet Transport Aircraft since 1945. London:Putnam, 1968. ISBN 0 370 00126 5.

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