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The helicopter PZL SM-2. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter PZL SM-2. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter PZL SM-2. Specifications. A photo.


PZL SM-2 - Polish multi-purpose helicopter, developed in 1959, the company «PZL-Swidnik».


A photoPZL SM-2


Designing a model helicopter PZL SM-2 Polish aircraft designers was conducted based on the Soviet model of helicopter Mi-1, which is very similar to the data of the aircraft look and design. Extended functionality of the model PZL SM-2 helicopter provided quite a lot of demand, in particular, the aircraft has been widely used both in military and civil aviation.

The first development aircraft PZL SM-2 started by Polish engineers 1957 year, and in just two years, the aircraft failed functional aircraft, which made its first flight in the year 1959 and 1960 years since it became commercially produced.

Manufacture of helicopter model PZL SM-2 conducted to 1963 years, and for the entire release cycle, aircraft manufacturers 91 aircraft was built, which is most prevalent in the military, where it was used as a patrol agents as an aircraft for the carriage on its board of senior officers, as well as reconnaissance.


PZL SM-2 photo


Among other things, the helicopter could also be used as a transport or medical air tools, and in some cases, and as a search and rescue unit.

In the cockpit of the aircraft can accommodate up to 5 people, including one pilot and four passengers (soldiers), or, if a helicopter is supposed to be used as a vehicle designed for the transportation of goods - about 620 kilogram payload.

Own armed helicopter PZL SM-2 does not possess, and therefore can not be positioned as a combat aircraft, although initially aviarazrabotchikami and suggests the possibility of installing a helicopter gun to combat manpower of the enemy.


HelicopterPZL SM-2


The power plant of the aircraft model PZL SM-2 7 consists of a single-cylinder radial aircraft engine brand Lit-3 or brand Ivchenko AI-26V, which has a thrust of 575 hp Powerplant Ivchenko AI-26V brand has a higher reliability, while the aircraft engine itself allows the helicopter to accelerate to cruising speed in 130 km \ h., And performed at her flights on distances of up to 500 kilometers (The distillation distance).

to 2 years Helicopters model PZL SM-1981 were in countries such as the arms:

  • Hungary;
  • Poland;
  • Romania;
  • Finland;
  • Czechoslovakia.

Today, all over the world kept a few copies workable model helicopter PZL SM-2, most of which is the museum.


Specifications PZL SM-2.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 4 person;
  • helicopter length: 10,58 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,05 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 9 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 1050 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1700 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 240 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 260 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 790 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5200 m .;
  • Powerplant: Ivchenko AI-26V (depending on configuration);
  • Power: 457 hp


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