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Kamov Ka-15 (Hen) - Soviet Union, 1955

Detailing the development and operational history of the Kamov Ka-15 (Hen) Light Utility Helicopter.

 Entry last updated on 1/4/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©

The Kamov Ka-15 was introduced in 1955 but produced in fewer than 400 examples for the Soviet Union.

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Kamov Ka-15M Specifications

Service Year: 1955
Type: Light Utility Helicopter
National Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer(s): Kamov - Soviet Union
Total Production: 375

Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)

Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 20.51 feet (6.25 meters)
Overall Width: 32.64 feet (9.95 meters)
Overall Height: 10.99 feet (3.35 meters)

Weight (Empty): 2,205 lb (1,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 3,086 lb (1,400 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)

Engine: 1 x Ivchenko AI-14V radial piston engine developing 255 horsepower and driving 2 x three-bladed coaxial main rotors.

Maximum Speed: 81 knots (93 mph; 150 kph)
Maximum Range: 216 nautical miles (249 miles; 400 km)
Service Ceiling: 9,843 feet (3,000 meters; 1.86 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload


Global Operators (Customers, Users)

Soviet Union

Model Variants

Ka-15 "Hen" - Base Series Name
Ka-15M - Civilian market model of the military Ka-15.
Ka-18 - Four-seat variant of the Ka-15