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Forgotten heroes - PZL angels


derek trotter 10 | 203  
24 Oct 2009 /  #1
some of our air-crafts from '39 Most of them no longer exist even in aviation's museums - only a few survived to be a witness of our pride.







szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
24 Oct 2009 /  #2
I'm confused, the first one looks like a He 111 ?
OP derek trotter 10 | 203  
24 Oct 2009 /  #3
szkotja2007
no pzl 37 in German camouflage
list goes on







Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
24 Oct 2009 /  #4
PZL-37 £oś - a medium bomber, faster than Polish fighter planes in '39
The first plane in the world with main wheels on a ball joint
Some of them took part in the invasion of the USSR in Romanian colours
An article on £oś
OP derek trotter 10 | 203  
24 Oct 2009 /  #5
Look at the B 25 mitchell and his ancestor pzl 37 :)

some more pictures and videos

picture nr 3 - PZL 44 wicher competitor of DC 2







gumishu 11 | 5,195  
24 Oct 2009 /  #6
what's the last aircraft???
isn't Dakota?
OP derek trotter 10 | 203  
24 Oct 2009 /  #7
and more



we have been like fckin japanese !









Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
24 Oct 2009 /  #8
what's the last aircraft???
isn't Dakota?

Not at all. It's the PZL-44
Besides the Dakota had single rudder, the plane on the picture has a twin one.
OP derek trotter 10 | 203  
24 Oct 2009 /  #10
Pzl 50 looks like Mitsubishi zero
Sokrates 8 | 3,346  
24 Oct 2009 /  #11
I hope you dont mind if i butt in with some pictures Derek? (if you want i can send you a few).

RWD-9 recon plane in flight.
Pzl - £oś (moose) arrayed on an airfield.
Pzl-11 fighters on an September airfield.
Pzl-11 before or after combat mission, September 1939.
Wheeling on an airfield.
Female pilot next to her recon plane 1938.
Pilots probably in Poznań, my great uncle probably among them (he was a distant relative and confirmation is not really possible at that point).
Surfing on a sea plane, Baltic (probably 1937).
Karaś tactical bomber.
Airforce higher echelon officers.
Mechanics.
Young flight school cadets.
OP derek trotter 10 | 203  
24 Oct 2009 /  #12
Alfie Peszke :) :) :)
where did you get that photo from? !!!!!
Sokrates 8 | 3,346  
24 Oct 2009 /  #13
where did you get that photo from? !!!!!

Sent to me by a friend, he gave it to some site, its also in the national archives supposedly, the officer in the sunglasses in the back is his great great grandfather.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
24 Oct 2009 /  #14
RWD-9 recon plane in flight.

???
RWD-9 was a sport plane built in a small series for the Challenge in 1934 (which btw. was won by Poland). No military use at all.

RWD-8 (the one with the female pilot standing in front of it), was a training aircraft (incl. training of flying using instruments only).
The sea plane was the Lublin R-XIII ter, woefully outdated in '39. That was a recon plane. Other recon plane was the RWD-14 Czapla.
Sokrates 8 | 3,346  
24 Oct 2009 /  #15
RWD-9 was a sport plane built in a small series for the Challenge in 1934 (which btw. was won by Poland). No military use at all.

Sorry mate approximately 20 9s were used as recon planes in 1939 including the one pictured mainly because the new RWD did not roll down the factory line in time.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
24 Oct 2009 /  #16
Sorry mate approximately 20 9s were used as recon planes in 1939 including the one pictured mainly because the new RWD did not roll down the factory line in time.

There were only 9 built. And no September Campaign:
rwd-dwl.net/samoloty/rwd_9/index.htm
Sokrates 8 | 3,346  
24 Oct 2009 /  #17
There were only 9 built. And no September Campaign:

Then there appears to be a mix up, thats the info i got from the site admin along with pictures and permission to use them (i'm not into non-military pre war hardware) but thanks for straighting it up.

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