PZL-104 Wilga. Photo. Characteristics.
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PZL-104 Wilga. Photo. Characteristics.

PZL-104 Wilga. Photo. Characteristics.

 

Poland

A type: Single-engine light aircraft piston-vysokoplan general purpose

CrewOne pilot and three passengers

"Wilga» (Wilga) - special plane general-purpose company PZL designed to replace the Yak-12 Polish construction, different characteristics STOL similar to the parameters of its predecessor. The plane was flying very popular in clubs throughout the Eastern bloc, especially in the role of towing gliders, due to the short run and beautiful "pulling power" of the star, or inline engine.

It was also used to drop paratroopers and as a medical aircraft. In 1967, the aircraft "Vilga" 3 appeared, which demonstrated that the PZL company redesigned the fuselage, increasing the cabin capacity to three people, and finalized the chassis. The power of the power plant was also increased to 260 l. from. thanks to the installation of a new star-shaped engine AI-14RA designer Ivchenko. In military circles, the PZL-104 aircraft had little success during all years. The modification of the aircraft, known as the Lipnur Gelatik ("Lipnur Gelatik 32" - a bird, a rice tropial), was built under license in Indonesia at the beginning of the 1970-ies. This was the first aircraft produced in Indonesia under such a license agreement.

Description: https://web.archive.org/web/20160418004928im_/http:/avia.pro/sites/default/files/2004121220486-wilga02.jpg

It was built around aircraft 56, 24 and are delivered to the Indonesian army. More 15 are also operated in the Polish Air Force, and the rest were soldiers in Mongolia and Egypt. The company has built more than 900 PZL aircraft "Wilga", which is constantly fine-tuned to give the new engines for the entire 35 years of their production. A small amount of military coloring appeared mainly in the USA.

Basic data

Dimensions:

· Length: 8,1 m

· Wing span: 11,12 m

· Height: 2,75 m

Aircraft performance characteristics:

· Top speed: 279 km / h

· Range: 510 km

Power point:AI-14RA or M-14P company PZL or KB Ivchenko

Power: 260 l. from. (194 kW) and 360 l. from. (261 kW), respectively

The weight:

· Empty: 870 kg

· Maximum take-off: 1300 kg

Date of first flight:

· 24 April 1962 year

The surviving airworthy modifications:"Vilga" 3 and 80

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