Smyk PW-5 PZL Bielsko   

General Details
Manufacturer: PZL Bielsko
Plane Name:

Smyk PW-5

Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: Poland
Designer: Polytechnika Warszawska
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 0
L/DMax: 32 88 kph / 48 kt / 55 mph
MinSink: 0.67 m/s / 2.2 fps / 1.30 kt


Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
kg lb.
13.44 44 10.16 109.4 190 418 110 242 300 660 29.5 6.03 0 0
Aspect ratio: 17.8
Airfoil: Polytechnika Warszawska
Structure: GFRP; fabric covered rudder

The PW-5 was the winning entry in the IGC/ OSTIV World Class design contest. The design is available for license contruction both by manufacturers and homebuilders. PZL Swidnik is the first manufacturing licensee to reach production. It is flapless, has upper surface Schempp-Hirth airbrakes for approach control, and a fixed main wheel. PZL has announced that PW-5 production will be transferred to PZL Bielsko by the end of 1997


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