M18

PZL-MIELEC Dromader

Aircraft
Name
Dromader
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Regular tail, high set
WTC
L
APC
A
Type Code
L1P
Engine
Piston
Engine Count
Single
Position
Nose mounted
Landing gear
Tailwheel fixed
Manufacturered as
PZL-MIELEC M-18 Dromader
PZL-MIELEC Dromader
AII AVA-303

M18

Spraying and firefighter aircraft. In service since 1979. One of Poland´s most successful aircraft. Developed in collaboration with ROCKWELL International, USA. Basic single seat version M-18 replaced by two seat version M-18A in 1984. MELEX, USA (part of PZL) developed the T45 Turbine Dromader (M18T). In service since 1986.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
17.70 m
Length (metric)
9.50 m
Height (metric)
3.70 m
Powerplant

1 x 1.000 HP PZL Kalisz ASZ-62IR radial piston engine with 4 blade propeller.

Engine Model(s)
PZL ASz-62
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
85 kts
Distance
290 m
MTOW
4700 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
100 kts
ROC
1000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
100 kts
ROC
500
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
100 kts
ROC
1 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
100 kts
MACH
n/a
Ceiling
210
Range
450 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
100 kts
ROD
500 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
90 kts
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
80 kts
Distance
350 m

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