PZL TS-8 Bies


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PZL TS-8 Bies

On 23 July 1955 the first prototype was flown of a two-seat basic trainer designated P.Z.L. TS-8 and later named Bies (fiend). A cantilever low-wing monoplane with retractable tricycle landing gear, powered by a Narkiewicz WN-3 radial engine and accommodating two in tandem beneath a jettisonable transparent canopy, initial deliveries to the Polish air force began in 1958. The type established several class speed records, and that set on 20 May 1957, of 320.362km/h over a 2000km closed circuit, remained unbeaten until August 1982. This fully aerobatic trainer remained in service for some six years, initial deliveries of the TS-11 Iskra which replaced it in service in the Polish air force beginning in 1964.

PZL TS-8 BiesA three-view drawing (804 x 992)

 ENGINE1 x Narkiewicz WN-3 piston engine, 246kW
  Take-off weight1600 kg3527 lb
  Empty weight1070 kg2359 lb
  Wingspan10.5 m34 ft 5 in
  Length8.5 m28 ft 11 in
  Height3.3 m11 ft 10 in
  Wing area19.1 m2205.59 sq ft
  Max. speed312 km/h194 mph
  Ceiling6000 m19700 ft
  Range800 km497 miles

thomasdampf, e-mail, 06.09.2011 21:02

Hallo liebe polnischen Flugzeugfans
Wir hoffen das Ihr diese wunderschöne Maschine wieder zum fliegen bringt,nachdem diese im Erzgebirge notlanden mußte.
Viel Erfolg bei der Reperatur der Maschine wünscht Thomas Dampf


Kalrin, 17.05.2008 16:30

bies - name of demon from slavic mythology


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