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».


Photo PZL 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 developments of the PZL SM-2 aircraft began by Polish engineers in 1957, and in just two years, aircraft designers succeeded in a functional aircraft, which made its first flight in 1959, and since 1960, it began to be mass-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.


Helicopter PZL SM-2


The power plant of the PZL SM-2 aircraft consists of one 7-cylinder radial aircraft engine of the Lit-3 brand or the Ivchenko AI-26V brand, which has a thrust of 575 hp. The power plant of the Ivchenko AI-26V brand is distinguished by higher reliability, while the aircraft engine itself allows the helicopter to accelerate to a cruising speed of 130 km / h, and to carry out flights with it at distances of up to 500 kilometers (ferry 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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