The P.8 represented an attempt on the part of Zygmunt
Pulawski and his assistant, Wsiewolod Jakimiuk, to
establish new standards in aerodynamic cleanliness
and fighter performance. It combined a wing that was
fundamentally similar to that of the P.6 and P.7 with a
liquid-cooled engine and a new fuselage of improved
fineness ratio covered by smooth duralumin skinning. Armament comprised the standard twin 7.92mm
machine guns. The first prototype was destroyed in an
accident in July 1932 at Innsbruck, and the P.8/II was
displayed some months afterwards at the 1932 Paris
Salon, but development had already been discontinued
in favour of the radial-engined P.11.
|A three-view drawing of P.8/I (1280 x 842)|
| MODEL||PZL P.8/II|
| Empty weight||1102 kg||2430 lb|
| Wingspan||10.50 m||34 ft 5 in|
| Length||7.56 m||25 ft 10 in|
| Height||2.75 m||9 ft 0 in|
| Wing area||18.00 m2||193.75 sq ft|
| Max. speed||350 km/h||217 mph|
| Range||500 km||311 miles|
|David Mettetal, 28.12.2010|
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