PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies. Specifications. A photo.
PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies. Specifications. A photo.

PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies. Specifications. A photo.


PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies - light multipurpose aircraft of the Polish production, designed in 1955, the aircraft manufacturer «WSK PZL-Mielec».


Photo PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies


Polish aviation engineer started to design a multi-purpose aircraft in the early 50-ies of the last century. The new aircraft is expected to involve only in training purposes and as a sports aircraft, however, inter alia plane PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies also used for the carriage of passengers and for the transport on its board small cargo (as a courier service ).

The shape of the aircraft fuselage has a good aerodynamic component that using a sufficiently powerful propulsion system allows the aircraft to develop a high speed of its movement. Moreover, good aerodynamics allows the aircraft to be controlled well enough, but also gives him a good maneuverability that does is important, especially considering the fact that the aircraft is used as a sports aircraft.


PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies photos


The plane PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies made its first flight in July of the year 1955, however, the aircraft initially could not pass all the required tests, therefore the air designers from the company WSK PZL-Mielec were forced to refine the design and technical part of the aircraft. In 1956, the PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies aircraft underwent its secondary tests, which were successfully completed, so that from the 1957 year the aircraft was produced serially. It should be clarified that the production of the PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies aircraft was very short, however, for the period from 1957 to 1960, an 251 aircraft was built, indicating a certain popularity of this aircraft.

In the cockpit of the aircraft PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies can accommodate two people - a pilot and one passenger while on board an aircraft and can also accommodate a small number of goods, but rather it is about the courier cargo delivery. Among other things, the aircraft PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies has paired control system, which ensures a utility as the training aircraft.


Aircraft PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies


Multi-purpose light aircraft PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies equipped power plant consisting of a piston aircraft engine brand Narkevitch BH-3, which is being installed in the nose of the aircraft is capable of traction in 330 hp, which allows the aircraft to reach a maximum speed of its flight into 315 km \ h., while the maximum range of the following aircraft is 800 kilometers.

Aircraft PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies was made in four basic versions:

  • PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies - A basic prototype of the aircraft;
  • PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies BI - Experimental pre-production version of the aircraft;
  • PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies BII - Main production version of the aircraft;
  • PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies BIII - Equipped with new avionics modification means.


Specifications PZL Mielec TS-8 Bies.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 8,5 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,5 m (depending on version).
  • Plane Height: 3,3 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1070 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 520 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1600 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 250 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 315 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 800 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Narkevitch BH-3;
  • Power: 330 hp


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