PZL-Mielec M-18 Dromader
The M-18 Dromader horticultural air ship has been one of Poland's best airplane trades.
PZL-Mielec composed the Dromader in a joint effort with Rockwell International in the US amid the mid 1970s. From the beginning the point was to endorsement the air ship to western guidelines. The main model of the essential single seat M-18 first flew on August 27 1976, a second model flew that October. Poland honored accreditation for the Dromader amid September 1978, and arrangement creation started the accompanying year.
The fundamental Dromader configuration was traditional, with force supplied by a nine barrel outspread motor, while the external wing boards were focused around those on the Rockwell Thrush Commander.
The fundamental single seat M-18 was in generation for five years until 1984 when it was supplanted by the two seat M-18a, yet has been accessible to uncommon request following. The two seat M-18a was created to permit the carriage of either a technician or synthetic loader to grim fields. Meanwhile PZL-Mielec had created a firebombing subordinate which first flew in 1978. The M-18as mentor has a second cockpit for flight direction. Since 1996 the M-18b, with a 5300kg (11,684lb) max takeoff weight, has been the standard creation model. The M-18bs is a two seat mentor focused around the M-18b. The M-18c with 895kw (1200hp) Kalisz K-9 motor flew in 1995 yet has not entered creation.
In the USA, Melex (part possessed by PZL-Mielec) created a Pt6a-45 turboprop improvement named the M-18/T45 Turbine Dromader. The Turbine Dromader first flew amid 1985 and the US FAA issued it a Supplementary Type Certificate in April 1986. Others have been changed over with a Pt6a-65, Tpe331-10 or T53-L-7 turbine motor.
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