Talk:PZL-230 Skorpion

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Question: in the History section it is mentioned that the first design had a "twin turbo-propeller engine". Neither the stats nor the 3D image at the end confirm this - it seems much more like a jet. Anyone have any confirmed details? --Spiggot 16:24, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

I'll admit that my knowledge of the correct terminology is somewhat less than perfect, but when I was translating this article from pl-wiki and other sources (see external links in references) all agreed that the first variant was used two pl:Silnik turbośmigłowy engines. Unfortunately this does not have an interwiki link, but it translates as turbopropeller engine. The Polish entry states that "Turbopropeller engine" uses a gas turbine to move the propeller and has replaced the reciprocating engine. I'd guess it may be called differently in English, but I couldn't find out how. If you now what it should redirect to, please do so, otherwise we can use this for a stub. But without a doubht all sources agree that the engine used in designes II and III (F and D) is a jet engine, different from the non-jet engine proposed for design I. This page has even more info than I translated, including the proposed engines. The engines proposed for I design is: '2 silniki turbośmigłowe Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67 po 920 kW w układzie pchającym, śmigła pięciołopatowe Hartzell, samozasklepiajcy się po uszkodzeniu zbiornik paliwa - 900 dm3.' which I can roughly translate as: '2 turbopropeller engine Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67 for 920kW in pushing mode, five-bladed Hartzell propellers, and self-sealing tank for 900dm3.' I hope that helps.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 20:22, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
Update: finally found the translation: it's a turboprop type engine.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 20:27, 7 April 2006 (UTC)