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SZD-9 Bocian

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PZL Bielsko SZD 22C Mucha Standard

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The first Mucha was designed in 1948 under the auspices of the Polish Gliding Institute, formed in 1946 at Bielsko-Biala. The 22C Mucha Standard, which first flew in 1958, was developed for the 1958 World Championships held at Leszno, Poland where it took first place in the Standard Class. It has Frise ailerons which are both aerodynamically and mass balanced. Approach control is by top and bottom surface airbrakes. Rubber water ballast tanks are fitted in the wing leading edges. Produced in quantity thereafter, it was used in a subsequent Polish Nationals as the one design flown by all entrants.


PZL Bielsko SZD 24C Foka

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The original Foka first flew in 1960 and gained third place in the Standard Class at the World Championships at Koln-Butzwerhof, Germany, in that year. The first major production variant, the SZD 24C Foka 4 appeared the following year. A Foka 4, flown by Jan Wroblewski, won the Open Class at the 1965 World Championships at South Cerney, England. The final variant, the SZD-32 Foka 5, which has a T-tail, won the 1968 OSTIC prize. ATC


PZL Bielsko SZD 30 Pirat

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The prototype Pirat first flew in 1966, a multi-purpose design intended to cover the spectrum from a basic single-place ship to a cloud flying and aerobatic sailplane. It has a three piece wing with upper and lower Schemp-Hirth type airbrakes and fixed main wheel.


PZL Bielsko SZD 36 Cobra

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The Cobra 15 is a Standard Class design, which first flew in 1969. Franciszek Kepka flew one to second place at the 1970 World Championships at Marfa Texas. It incorporates the handling characteristics of the Foka 4 with a Wortmann profile and higher aspect ratio wing; 45 degree to 45 degree roll rate is less than three seconds. The ailerons and free-flying horizontal tail are mass balanced. It has a retractable gear which stows the wheel horizontally. The Cobra 17 is a 17 m. Open Class development which carries water ballast. Specifications are for the Cobra 15.


PZL Bielsko SZD 38A and SZD 42A Jantar

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First appearing at the 1972 Worls Championships at Vrsac, Yugoslavia, the T-tailed 19 m. Jantar 1 (SZD 38A) was followed by the 20.5 m. Jantar 2 and 2B versions (SZD 42A), which reverted to a conventional tail, raised the wing to the shoulder position and had provision for increased water ballast. All models have airbrakes on upper and lower wing surfaces and an unusual upper wing skin consisting of one unbroken sheet all the way to the flap trailing edge, the flaps moving from +8 to 8 degree by bending the skin. Apart from some plywood bulkheads and a welded steel tube fuselage center section carry through, the ship is all fiberglass. Specifications are for the 2B


PZL Bielsko SZD 41 and SZD 48 Jantar Standard

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The Standard Class companion of the Open Class 42 Jantar, the SZD 41 used a modified 42 fuselage fitted with an unflapped 15 m. wing. In 1978 an improved SZD 48-2 Standard 2 was introduced, with a shorter aft fuselage and tail surfaces of reduved area. The wing was raised from the mid-wing to shoulder wing position and swept slightly forward to compensate for reduced fuselage length. Water ballast was increased. The 48-3 Standard 3 superseded the 2 first fluning in 1983. All Jantar Standards have T-tails. Specifications are for the 48-3Standard3.


PZL Bielsko SZD 45 Ogar

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The self-launching Ogar, which first flew in 1973, features sailplane rigging, soaring capability and staggered side-by-side two-place seating. It has a Hoffmann two blade pusher propeller. The landing gear is semi-retractable, and approach control is by top and bottom surface airbrakes. The U.S. import is powered with the dual ignition, turbocharged, Revmaster engine.


PZL Bielsko 50-3 Puchacz

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The SZD 50-1 first flew in 1976. The improved 50-3 is the major production model with larger horizontal tailplane situated part of the way up the fin and enlarged rudder. It has a fixed main wheel, top and bottom surface Schempp-Hirth type airbrakes, and is stressed for erect and inverted aerobatic maneuvers. It has been used widely throughout the soaring world both as an initial and intermediate training sailplane, and as an aerobatic instructional platform and entry level aerobatic contest ship. ATC


PZL Bielsko SZD 51-1 Junior

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This simple, rugged early solo/ club glider first flew in 1980. It has a fixed main wheel and top and bottom surface Schempp-Hirth type airbrakes. A simplified model 51-2 was a runner up in the IGC World Class design contest.


PZL Bbielsko SZD-55-1

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This Standard Class sailplane first flew in 1988. Wing planform is of the Discus type. It has upper surface double segment Schempp-Hirth type airbrakes for approach control and a 9 kg./ 20 lb. Fin ballast tank in addition to wing tank. An SZD-55 placed second in the Standard Class at the 1991 World Championships at Uvalde TX, and another placed third at the 1993 Worlds at Borlange, Sweden.


PZL Bielsko SZD-59 Acro

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The SZD-59 was designed both as a contest aerobatic sailplane (+7/ -5 g) and, with wingtip extensions, as a 15 m. Standard Class sailplane. It has top and bottom surface Schempp-Hirth type airbrakes, retractable main wheel and provision for water ballast. The 15 m. tip extensions come with optional winglets. Control connections are fully automatic. Specifications in parenthesis are for the 15 m. configuration without winglets.


PZL Krosno KR 03 A Puchatek

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The tandem two place metal framed sailplane was designed as a basic training glider and first flew in 1985. It has an oleo pneumatic sprung fixed main wheel, a tail wheel and a rubber sprung nose skid. Approach control is by top and bottom surface Schempp-Hirth type airbrakes. ATC


PZL Swidnik PW-5 Smyk

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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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