PZL P.8

1932

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P.8/II

The P.8 represented an attempt on the part of Zygmunt Pulawski and his assistant, Wsiewolod Jakimiuk, to establish new standards in aerodynamic cleanliness and fighter performance. It combined a wing that was fundamentally similar to that of the P.6 and P.7 with a liquid-cooled engine and a new fuselage of improved fineness ratio covered by smooth duralumin skinning. Armament comprised the standard twin 7.92mm machine guns. The first prototype was destroyed in an accident in July 1932 at Innsbruck, and the P.8/II was displayed some months afterwards at the 1932 Paris Salon, but development had already been discontinued in favour of the radial-engined P.11.

3-View 
P.8/IA three-view drawing of P.8/I (1280 x 842)

Specification 
 MODELPZL P.8/II
 WEIGHTS
  Empty weight1102 kg2430 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan10.50 m34 ft 5 in
  Length7.56 m25 ft 10 in
  Height2.75 m9 ft 0 in
  Wing area18.00 m2193.75 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed350 km/h217 mph
  Range500 km311 miles

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David Mettetal, e-mail, 28.12.2010 17:21

Does anyone sell a kit of this plane ?

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