SZD-26 Wilk

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SZD-26 Wilk
Role Motor-Glider
National origin Poland
Manufacturer PZL Bielsko (planned)
Designer Borys Puzej & Bogumił Szuba
Status abandoned
Number built not built

The SZD-26 Wilk (Wolf, SZD standing for Szybowcowy Zakład Doświadczalny, or Experimental Glider Department) was a projected two-seat motor-glider designed in Poland in 1961. A unique design in many aspects, it never entered serial production.

Development[edit]

The SZD-26 was designed as a twin boom motor glider with a pusher propeller and the engine located in the rear of the central nacelle which also housed the tandem cockpit. The tricycle undercarriage was designed to retract rearwards into the nacelle, under the cockpit and either side of the engine. The two-bladed propeller was designed to stop when level with the wings to reduce drag with the engine off. Lack of a suitable powerplant stopped further work on the SZD-26 Wilk.

Specifications (SZD-26 Wilk)[edit]

Data from http://www.piotrp.de/SZYBOWCE/pszd26.htm

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 7.8 m (25 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 18.7 m (61 ft 4 in)

Performance

References[edit]

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

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