PZL Mielec M-18 Dromader


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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.

PZL Mielec M-18 DromaderA three-view drawing (1200 x 1395)

 MODELPZL Mielec M-18A
 ENGINE1 x P.Z.L. Kalisz ASz-62IR radial piston engine, 746kW
  Take-off weight4700 kg10362 lb
  Empty weight2470 kg5445 lb
  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
  Max. speed237 km/h147 mph
  Cruise speed185 km/h115 mph
  Range520 km323 miles

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salman Abdolhoseini, e-mail, 15.02.2021 10:33

Hi, I want to know how much the overhaul of the engine M18 costs.


LarryHargo, e-mail, 30.09.2021 salman Abdolhoseini

sneak a peek at this web-site.


carlos nieto, e-mail, 11.01.2018 03:12

i have 2 dromaderM18A perfec condition for firefighter


Alfonso Arias Frye, e-mail, 29.06.2020 carlos nieto

quisiera saber si todavia tienes los aviones


Carlos Nieto, e-mail, 29.06.2020 Alfonso Arias Frye

Si,2 aviones PZL Dromedarios M18A.Que son usados ​​tanto para extinción de incendios forestales, como para fumigación agrícola, ambos en perfectas condiciones

Además hay 2 motores PZL asz, 621R que les quedan como 250 horas a cada uno.

También un lote de repuestos nuevos, valorados en 42,000 dólares. Y herramientas especiales para dos aviones.

N21525 del año 1994 con 1401horas de fuselaje y 230 horas de motor desde nuevo, y el N2152X con 1321horas de fuselaje y 187 horas de motor desde nuevo

Ambos con conversión de propelas para DC3.


Dromader, e-mail, 17.09.2020 Carlos Nieto

I want more info an price of yours 2 Dromader thanks sorry fot my poor english


Anoosh Gholami, e-mail, 22.08.2016 07:54

3 M18A Dromaders available for sale.
More information: E-mail: info@vigehair.ir


Holdosi Gustav, e-mail, 14.02.2021 Anoosh Gholami

Request actual price of your 2 Dromader

Best regards


Dromader USA, e-mail, 23.05.2016 16:48

Farzad, please contact us at dromader@bycan-sellen.net about manuals and other documentation.


Szymon Starosolski, e-mail, 10.10.2015 22:43

Hello I have Low Total time PZL M-18A For Sale
I Also Have Brand New and Ovelhauled ASz-62IR and ASz-62IR-M18 Engines. And all Brand New equipment for this engines. If you need anything please contact me on szymonstarosolski@gmail.com


Roberto, e-mail, 10.10.2014 16:49

For Sale 4 engines PZL-3SR
Overhauled. "0". Hours 2 with propeller
Call Roberto 1.512.496.4593


Mark Boese, e-mail, 01.10.2012 05:38

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, e-mail, 05.09.2011 20:42

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, e-mail, 05.09.2011 20:40

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, e-mail, 09.05.2011 02:50

I'm looking for an engine PZL-3SR if anyone knows of one let me know at



Rick Strong, e-mail, 27.04.2011 00:14

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


J. R. Davis, e-mail, 03.01.2011 21:00

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, e-mail, 22.10.2010 17:53

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,


farhad amini, e-mail, 30.09.2010 09:10



Mario Schillaci, e-mail, 03.06.2010 14:12

Do you have a dromader M18 B for sale?


Mario Schillaci, e-mail, 02.06.2010 14:50

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


Kiril, e-mail, 05.04.2010 00:04

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, e-mail, 05.10.2009 19:57

MORE INFORMATIONS www.poljoavijacijakirsch.co


Ljubomir Jesic, e-mail, 14.09.2009 12:27

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


Kiril, e-mail, 21.07.2009 23:06

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.


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