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Kamov Ka-18 (Hog) - Soviet Union, 1957

Detailing the development and operational history of the Kamov Ka-18 (Hog) Light Utility Helicopter.

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

Just over 100 examples of the Kamov Ka-18 light utility helicopter were produced for the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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Kamov Ka-18 (Hog) Specifications

Service Year: 1957
Type: Light Utility Helicopter
National Origin: Soviet Union
Manufacturer(s): Kamov - Soviet Union
Total Production: 120

Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)

Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 23.13 feet (7.05 meters)
Overall Width: 32.64 feet (9.95 meters)
Overall Height: 10.99 feet (3.35 meters)

Weight (Empty): 2,337 lb (1,060 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 3,263 lb (1,480 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)

Engine: 1 x Ivchenko AI-14VF 9-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine developing 280 horsepower and driving 2 x three-bladed coaxial main rotors.

Maximum Speed: 81 knots (93 mph; 150 kph)
Maximum Range: 89 nautical miles (103 miles; 165 km)
Service Ceiling: 10,663 feet (3,250 meters; 2.02 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload


Global Operators (Customers, Users)

Soviet Union

Model Variants

Ka-18 (Hog) - Base Series Designation