RWD 5. Specifications. A photo.
RWD 5. Specifications. A photo.

RWD 5. Specifications. A photo.


RWD 5 - lightweight single-engine aircraft designed and manufactured by the Polish aircraft manufacturer «RWD» between 1931 1937 on year.


Photo of the aircraft RWD 5


The plane RWD 5 was designed by Polish aircraft designers Stanislaw Rogalski, Jerzy Drzewiecki and Stanislav Vigouroux still in the pre-war period, while, in spite of the rather weak development of the technology at that time, the plane in many ways ahead of his time, and really could be called a multi-purpose aircraft, and suitable for the transport of persons and for transporting small loads and even for use as a sport aircraft.

Thanks to the joint work of the Polish aircraft designers, in a fairly short period managed to create a good design for its aerodynamics of the aircraft, which in turn gave the aircraft a high maneuverability and good speed of flight. Moreover, thanks to the qualified approach, Polish engineers have been able to get rid of one of the most common problems of light aircraft of the period - an unstable flying in windy weather, which mainly contributed to further weighted design.


RWD 5 photo


In the cockpit of the aircraft can accommodate only two people, while during its design, the aircraft was designed for use by private owners and air carriers to carry out activities on local airlines. Moreover, the aircraft was also suitable for transporting up to 330 kilograms of payload on board, which in addition to the pilot's own weight and one passenger was about 150 kilograms of additional load. The presence of paired control levers in the aircraft also made it possible to operate this aircraft as a training aircraft, which was very relevant during the development of aircraft construction.


Aircraft RWD 5


Powerplant RWD 5 aircraft consists of a piston aircraft engine is located in the nose of the aircraft. Four working cylinder aircraft engine Cirrus Hermes IIB allowed the aircraft to develop power in 115 hp, which in turn provided the aircraft the ability to accelerate to speeds in 205 km \ h. (Maximum value), as well as very smoothly overcome two longest distance at distances of up to 1080 kilometers. Among other things, the aircraft could be equipped with power plants and other power from 105 hp to 130 hp

Polish aircraft manufacturers aircraft model the RWD 5 produced over 6 years, and during that time 20 aircraft of this model were built, however, for several reasons, as the experts due to the very malonadёzhnoy power plant, maintenance of aircraft data 1939 year has been discontinued however, later, in spite of this fact, the plane was manufactured as replicas of other aircraft manufacturers.


Specifications RWD 5.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 7,2 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,2 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,05 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 430 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 330 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 760 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 170 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 205 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1080 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4700 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Cirrus Hermes IIB (depending on version);
  • Power: 115 hp (Depending on version).


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