PZL Mielec M-18 Dromader
1976
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PZL Mielec M-18 Dromader

Of the same overall configuration as the P.Z.L. 106 Kruk, the M-18 Dromader agricultural aircraft is not only considerably larger but was designed and built to meet US FAR Pt 23 requirements. It differs primarily by having an unswept cantilever monoplane wing and unswept horizontal tailplane surfaces, is powered by the uprated P.Z.L. ASz-621R engine, used in later versions of the Kruk, and pays particular attention to aircrew survival, the pilot being accommodated in a cockpit stressed to survive an impact of 40g. Special materials and treatment limit airframe corrosion to a minimum. Two prototypes were flown, on 27 August and 2 October 1976, these being followed by 10 pre-production aircraft, five of them used for operational trials, and two carrying out practical dusting and spraying operations in Egypt during the summer of 1978. Another was test flown (on 11 November 1978) as a firefighter to test the concept. Production of the M-18 began following the receipt of Polish certification on 27 September 1978, but came to an end in 1984, shortly after the M-18A two-seat version was certificated by the Polish authorities. A dedicated two-seat agricultural trainer, designated the M-18AS, was constructed with a smaller hopper to allow an instructor to sit behind the pilot, and flew for the first time on 21 March 1988. Five were built by 1992.

In 1985 construction began of five airframes of an improved M-24 Dromader Super, one intended as a static test specimen, two as flying prototypes with the 746kW ASz-621R engine, and another two with the 860kW P.Z.L. K9-AA engine. The first of these, flew on 14 July 1987 and all were flying by November 1988. However, no production of the type has so far been launched. The M-24T turboprop version, fitted with an 875kW PT6A engine in an extended nose, is planned, but only exists in mock-up form at present. Two prototypes of the scaled-down reduced-capacity M-21 Dromader Mini were flown, the first powered by a 447kW P.Z.L.-3S engine on 18 June 1982 followed by the second, fitted with a geared P.Z.L.-3SR version.

Although the type was provisionally certificated, no production has followed. The even smaller Dromader Mikro, proposed in 1982, did not proceed further.

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Specification 
 MODELPZL Mielec M-18A
 ENGINE1 x P.Z.L. Kalisz ASz-62IR radial piston engine, 746kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight4700 kg10362 lb
    Empty weight2470 kg5445 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan17.7 m58 ft 1 in
    Length9.47 m31 ft 1 in
    Height3.7 m12 ft 2 in
    Wing area40.0 m2430.56 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed237 km/h147 mph
    Cruise speed185 km/h115 mph
    Range520 km323 miles

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Mark Boese, markandjill=kmts.ca, 01.10.2012

I am an scale rc modeler from canada. After seeing a M-18 Dromeder at a local airport I would like to build a scale model of this aircraft. Is there any one who can direct me to a source of scale documentation for this plane?

marco, marco=marcozuanelli.it, 05.09.2011

Dear sir, can I have original plans to builda an exact flying model of dromader.
I am an rc model builder:
Thank you,
Marco Zuanelli, Via Silvestri 20, 00164, Roma, Italia

marco, marco=marcozuanelli.it, 05.09.2011

Dear sir, can I have original plans to builda an exact flying model of dromader.
I am an rc model builder:
Thank you,
Marco Zuanelli, Via Silvestri 20, 00164, Roma, Italia

juan, jpiorno=hotmail.com, 09.05.2011

Dear
I'm looking for an engine PZL-3SR if anyone knows of one let me know at
jpiorno@hotmail.com

Greetings

talal aldeeb, aldeebtalal=yahoo.com, 08.05.2011

dear sir,madam

I am looking to buy 6 brand new(0 hours) agricultural Dromaders M18.
Please let me know If you have any available and where are they located and how much are asking for them?& prise of all

I am looking forward to hear from you soon.

Best regards,
TALAL ALDEEB. aldeebtalal@yahoo.com

Rick Strong, roosterroosters=yahoo.com, 27.04.2011

I just started flying ag my 1st season and in a Dromader. what a ride!!!

J. R. Davis, texasagpilot=gmail.com, 03.01.2011

I do a conversion on the M-18 Dromader From Radial to the T53L15 1400 hp Turbine with a 800 gal Hopper 300 gal fuel in center section. All elect flaps. Sevos on all controls. New improved 9" higher tail. All landing gear struts springs no oil. Will out perfrom all other ag aircraft.

Serge, varnat=hotmail.com, 22.10.2010

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am looking to buy 4 used agricultural Dromaders M18.
Please let me know If you have any available and where are they located and how much are asking for them?

I am looking forward to hear from you soon.

Best regards,
Serge

farhad amini, pilotamini=yahoo.com, 30.09.2010

CAN I GET INFO ABOUT M18 ACTUAL SIMULATOUR.

Mario Schillaci, stoneface33=hotmail.com, 03.06.2010

Do you have a dromader M18 B for sale?
SEND A MESAJE.
stoneface33@hotmail.com

Mario Schillaci, stoneface33=hotmail.com, 02.06.2010

I am loking to buy ag cat 164 -450-600
dromader pzl 18B

Kiril, chochkov=aero-x.eu, 05.04.2010

I have Piper (PA-25 & PA-36), Ayres S-2R "Thrush" and Cessna 188 agricultural aircraft for sale. Contact me for more information.
E-mail: chochkov@aero-x.eu
Website: www.Aero-X.eu

Aleksandar, kirenovi=yahoo.com, 05.10.2009

2 GRUMMAN AG CAT G-164B FOR SALE
MORE INFORMATIONS www.poljoavijacijakirsch.co

Ljubomir Jesic, jesic_ljuba=yahoo.com, 14.09.2009

Two used M 18 Dromader, in very good condition for sale.
Contact at: jesic_ljuba@yahoo.com

Kiril, chochkov=aero-x.eu, 21.07.2009

I have 2 Piper PA-36 Pawnee Brave 300, 2 Piper PA-25-235 and 1 Ayres S-2R "Thrush" agricultural aircraft for sale. Contact me for more information.

pawelsalo, pawelsalo=gmail.com, 17.02.2009

To see more about M18 Dromader visit www.pzlmielec.com.pl In 2008 - 15 of them were built for China (new ones).

Raul Montalvo, raulmmontalvo=hotmail.com, 26.11.2008

Hello:
I would like to get price and information on new or used kruk 106 turbo, and if they have a representative office or person in South America.
Bstrgrds.

Pan Weijiang, weijiang.pan=263.net, 03.11.2008

I'm based in China. Now seeking new agricultural airplanes instead of presently used An-2 (Chinese version Y5B). Please send me some aircraft specs and price information with M18A.Thanks in advance.

Reza Armoodian, R_armoodian=yahoo.com, 05.10.2008

hello
please send a technical and price list for me. tank you

Sergey Grinenko, gsg1960=i.ua, 24.09.2008

At you is on sale Plane Zlin Z-37A Cmelak?
Bei Ihnen ist auf den Verkauf Flugzeug Zlin Z-37A Cmelak?
Oder PZL 106A Kruk?
Oder M 18 Dromader?

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