PZL-102 Kos

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PZL-102 Kos
PZL102 Kos.jpg
Role Two-seat touring/training monoplane
Manufacturer PZL
First flight 23 May 1958
Introduction 1959
Produced 1959-1962
Number built 10

The PZL-102 Kos (blackbird) is a Polish two-seat touring and training monoplane designed and built by PZL.


First flown on 21 May 1958 by Mieczysław Miłosz the PZL-102 was designed as a semi-aerobatic two-seat light monoplane and was later given the name Kos. The Kos was an all-metal low-wing cantilever monoplane with fabric tail control surfaces. It had a fixed tailwheel landing gear and the prototype had a nose-mounted 65 hp (48 kW) Narkiewicz WN-1 flat-four engine. The Kos had an enclosed cockpit for two side-by-side. After a number of prototypes the production aircraft (designated PZL-102B) first flew in October 1959, with Continental C90 engine and changed wing construction. Only short series was produced, because it needed imported engine.

Operational history[edit]

Between 13 May and 8 June 1960 Antoni Szymański made 9000 km commercial flight on PZL-102B on route Warsaw - Vienna - Geneva - Reims - London - Luxembourg - Berlin - Warsaw.

Seven aircraft were sold abroad. Austrian aircraft were operated for agrospraying purposes. Tank filled with chemical agent was placed on the passenger seat.

One PZL-102 has been restored to airworthy condition (markings SP-EFA).

PZL 102B restored on Brazil, currently on sale.


Production variant with Continental C90 engine.

There is another PZL 102B restored in South Africa, based at Jack Taylor Airfield Krugersdorp, and one more in Brazil (PT-BGP)


Specifications (PZL-102B)[edit]

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. p. 2675.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 6.95 m (22 ft 9½ in)
  • Wingspan: 8.50 m (27 ft 10½ in)
  • Height: 1.90 m (6 ft 2¾ in)
  • Wing area: 11 m2 (118.41 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 418 kg (992 lb)
  • Gross weight: 655 kg (1444 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental C90-12F flat-four piston engine, 71 kW (95 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 190 km/h (118 mph)
  • Range: 640 km (398 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4600 m (15,090 ft)



  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. p. 2675.

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