PZL WarszawaOkecie PZL104 Wilga

  • CountryPoland
  • TypeFour seat light utility aircraft
  • Powerplants35A - One 195kW (260hp) PZL AI14RA nine cylinder radial piston engine driving a two blade constant speed propeller. 2000 - One 225kW (300hp) Textron Lycoming IO-540 flat six driving a three blade constant speed prop
  • Performance35A - Max speed 194km/h (105kt), cruising speed at 75% power 157km/h (85kt). Initial rate of climb 905ft/min. Service ceiling 13,250ft. Range with max fuel and reserves 510km (275nm). 2000 - Cruising speed at 75% power 190km/h (103kt). Max range 1500km (810nm).
  • Weights35A - Empty equipped 870kg (1918lb), max takeoff 1300kg (2866lb). 2000 - Empty 900kg (1984lb), max takeoff 1400kg (3086lb).
  • Dimentions35A/2000 - Wing span 11.12m (36ft 6in), length 8.10m (26ft 7in), height 2.96m (9ft 9in). Wing area 15.5m2 (166.8sq ft).
  • CapacityTypical seating for four including pilot. Rear two seats can be replaced with fuel tank. Ambulance configuration accommodates two stretchers and medical attendants.
  • ProductionMore than 965 Wilgas built since the mid 1960s. Small numbers of Wilga 2000s built.

The tough STOL Pzl104 Wilga has been one of Poland's best light air ship sends out.

Poland's Light Aircraft Science and Production Center in Warsaw started improvement of the Wilga in the early 1960s as a swap for the broadly useful Czechoslovak L60 Brigadyr utility. The model Wilga 1 was fueled by a 135kw (180hp) Narkiewicz Wn6b outspread and flew shockingly on April 24 1962. A decently far reaching upgrade of the fundamental airplane emulated, and an altered Wilga 2 with another fuselage and tail and a 145kw (195hp) Wn6rb motor flew in August 1963. That December the 170kw (225hp) Continental O470 controlled Wilga C or (Wilga 32) flew and Lipnur Gelatnik later assembled 39 in Indonesia.

Poland's first generation Wilgas were the 3a four seat utility and 3s emergency vehicle which presented the 195kw (260hp) Ivchenko composed Ai14 outspread. Not long after PZL reconfigured the Wilga's lodge and arriving apparatus, bringing about the conclusive creation form, the Wilga 35. The model Wilga 35 first flew on July 28 1967.

The Wilga 35 remaining parts in generation basically unaltered, and a few variations have been offered, while the Wilga 80 is indistinguishable to the 35 other than its further back situated carburettor air consumption. The Wilga 35a and 80a are intended for flying club operations and are fitted with a snare for lightweight plane towing, the 35h and 80h are buoy prepared, the 35p is generally fitted with four seats, the 35r and 80r are rural air ship fitted with a 270kg (595lb) under fuselage concoction container and shower bars, and the 35p is a rescue vehicle variation fit for convey two stretchers.

The PZL-104m Wilga 2000 is an enhanced improvement went for western clients. It is fueled by a 225kw (300hp) Textron Lycoming Continental Io540 level six in a reprofiled nose, and peculiarities Alliedsignal aeronautics and additional fuel. Initially flight was on August 21 1996, while FAA certificate was granted in 1997.

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