SZD-13 Wampir

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SZD-13 Wampir
Role Glider aircraft
National origin Poland
Manufacturer SZD
Designer Irena Kaniewska
First flight not flown
Number built 1
Developed from SZD-6X Nietoperz

The SZD-13 Wampir (Szybowcowy Zakład Doświadczalny - Glider Experimental Works) was a single-seat tail-less glider designed and built in Poland from 1955.

Development[edit]

The SZD-13 Wampir was a development of the SZD-6X Nietoperz, using a NACA laminar flow aerofoil. Main designer was Irena Kaniewska. Wind tunnel tests on the prototype were not encouraging, so it was not flown, in favor of the more advanced SZD-20 Wampir II.

Specifications and predicted performance (SZD-13 Wampir)[edit]

Data from http://www.piotrp.de/SZYBOWCE/pszd13.htm

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 3.64 m (11 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 15 m (49 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 16 m2 (172 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 14.1
  • Wing profile: NACA laminar flow

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph)
  • Stall speed: 57

stall speed mph=35 km/h ( mph)

  • Maximum glide ratio: 29.4 @ 75.5 km/h (46.9 mph/40.8 kts)
  • Rate of sink: 0.64 m/s (126 ft/min)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  • Taylor, J. H. (ed) (1989) Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. Studio Editions: London. p. 29

External links[edit]