PZL.55

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This fighter is sometimes called "PZL.62", but the correct designation is PZL.55.[1]

PZL.55
Role Fighter aircraft
National origin Poland
Manufacturer Państwowe Zakłady Lotnicze
Status Project
Primary user Polish Air Force (planned)
Developed from PZL.26

PZL.55 was a Polish pre-war initial project for a fighter aircraft, designed by Jerzy Dąbrowski of the PZL works. The design was for a single-seat low-wing monoplane, developed from the PZL.26 sports plane and private sports plane project designed by Jerzy Dąbrowski for his own purposes.

The prototype PZL.55/I was designed for the Hispano-Suiza 12Y inline engine but production aircraft were intended to be powered by Hispano-Suiza 12Z inline engines.[2]

Planned specifications (PZL.55)[edit]

Data from [3]

General characteristics

  • Length: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.25 m (36 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 22.5 m2 (242 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,300 kg (5,071 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,250 kg (7,165 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Z V-12 liquid-cooled piston engine, 1,200 kW (1,600 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 660 km/h (410 mph; 356 kn)
  • Range: 800 km (497 mi; 432 nmi)

Armament

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glass (2008), p.134
  2. ^ Glass (2008), p.134
  3. ^ Glass (2008), p.134-135

Bibliography[edit]

  • Glass, Andrzej. Polskie Konstrukcje Lotnicze Vol.3 (In Polish). Sandomierz, Poland: Wydawnictwo Stratus, 2008.

See also[edit]

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