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PZL.55 Aircraft Information

PZL.55

PZL.55

National origin: Poland
Manufacturer: Państwowe Zakłady Lotnicze
Status: Project
Primary user: Polish Air Force (planned)
Developed from: PZL.26

This fighter is sometimes called "PZL.62", but the correct designation is PZL.55.

PZL.55 was a Polish pre-war initial project for a fighter aircraft, designed by Jerzy Dąbrowski of the PZL works. The design was for a single-seat low-wing monoplane, developed from the PZL.26 sports plane and private sports plane project designed by Jerzy Dąbrowski for his own purposes.

The prototype PZL.55/I was designed for the Hispano-Suiza 12Y inline engine but production aircraft were intended to be powered by Hispano-Suiza 12Z inline engines.

Planned specifications (PZL.55)

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General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 8.5 - 9.6 m ()
Wingspan: 11.0 - 11.25 m ()
Height: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Wing area: 19-22.5 m ()
Empty weight: 2,300 kg ()
Loaded weight: 3,250 kg ()
Useful load: 950 kg ()
Powerplant: 1x Hispano-Suiza 12Z inline engine, 1400-1600 hp ()

Performance

Maximum speed: 660 km/h
Combat radius: 800 km ()

Armament

Guns: 1 x Hispano-Suiza gun, 6-8 x 7.92 mm PWU wz.36 machine guns

Bibliography

Glass, Andrzej. Polskie Konstrukcje Lotnicze Vol.3 (In Polish). Sandomierz, Poland: Wydawnictwo Stratus, 2008.

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