Orlican M-1 Sokol. Specifications. A photo.
Orlican M-1 Sokol. Specifications. A photo.

Orlican M-1 Sokol. Specifications. A photo.


Orlican M-1 Sokol - a light multi-purpose aircraft Triple Czechoslovak production, designed in 1946, the company «Orlican».

Czechoslovak aircraft builders began work on the design of an aircraft models Orlican M-1 Sokol almost immediately after the Second World War. The new aircraft is expected to operate in the civil aviation sector, however, its flight performance provided the opportunity for the application of b in the military aviation sector, which in its essence, and it became one of the reasons for the high popularity of the aircraft.


Photo Orlican M-1 Sokol


Despite the fact that the aircraft was designed by Czechoslovak aircraft designers in just two years, this aircraft has been very successful, in particular, extensive functionality allowed to use it for training purposes, as a civil passenger aircraft for flight routes a small extent, as a patrol agents, etc.

Thanks to a very acceptable in terms of its aerodynamic properties of the aircraft structure, the project proved to be very maneuverable and additional reinforcement elements of the fuselage allowed to operate this aircraft, and as a sports aircraft, including the ability to exercise and perform aerobatic stunts.


Aircraft Orlican M-1 Sokol


His first ascent into the air, this aircraft has made 9 March 1946 years, and, largely due to the fact that the aircraft successfully made the implementation of all the necessary tests and trials, Orlican model aircraft M-1 Sokol was sent into production, which was at the for quite a long period of time - for the whole period of production, Czechoslovak aircraft manufacturers of the company «Orlican» 300 more aircraft have been built, most of which have survived to the present time, despite more than 70-year-old age.

On board the aircraft Orlican M-1 Sokol can accommodate up to three people, including one pilot and two passengers (students enrolled piloting skills). Due to the design of the fuselage, the aircraft can not be used for transportation on board any goods, however, this factor did not led to a decrease in the popularity of the aircraft.

Multiple aircraft Orlican M-1 Sokol is equipped with a piston-type power plant, consisting of engine brands Walter Minor 4-III, which is having a capacity of 105 hp, can accelerate to a speed of the aircraft in 215 km \ h. (The maximum rate). The maximum range of the aircraft Orlican M-1 Sokol is one thousand kilometers, which is very acceptable and effective.


Specifications Orlican M-1 Sokol.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 4 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,35 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,2 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 465 kg .;
  • Payload: 350 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 815 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 190 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 215 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1000 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4800 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Walter Minor 4-III;
  • Power: 105 hp


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