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Poland's PZL P-24, PZL P.24 fighter

Design

Zygmunt Pulawski was the chief designer but died in an accident on March 31, 1931. The PZL P-24 was designed in 1933.

The P-24 was based on the P-11.

Wing

The wing was similar to a gulls to help the pilot see.

Fuselage

The airframe was all metal with a metal skin.

Landing Gear

The landing gar was fixed.

Cockpit

The cockpit of the PZL P-24 was completely enclosed.

Prototype

The P-24 prototype first flew in May 1933.

Captain Boleslaw Orlinski flew the second prototype to an international speed record for its type on June 26, 1934. In 1934 the PZL P-24 was declared the world's fastest and best armed interceptor at the Salon Internationale de l'Aéronautique de Paris (Paris Air Show).

Production

  • Prototypes: 9
  • PZL P-24: ~300
  • PZL P-24G:
  • Manufacturer: Pantswowe Zaklady Lotnicze (PZL)

Variants

  • PZL P-24:
  • PZL P-24G:

Usage

The users of the P-24 were:

  • Bulgaria: 24
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece: 30
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Turkey: 40
  • Yugoslavia

Specifications

  PZL P.24
Type Fighter
Crew 1
Engine (Type) Gnome-Rhône 14 N7
Cylinders Radial 14
Cooling Air
Net HP 970
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 35' 2"
Length 24' 7"
Height 8' 10"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 4,232 lb
Performance  
Speed @ 13,940' 267 mph
Climb  
Service ceiling 34,450'
Range 497 miles
Armament 2: 20 mm
2: MG
Bombs 220 lb
  PZL P-24G
Type Fighter
Crew 1
Engine (Type) Gnome-Rhône 14 N7
Cylinders Radial 14
Cooling Air
Net HP 930
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 35' 2.5"
10.75 m
Length 24' 7.5"
7.52 m
Height 8' 10"
2.7 m
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 4,167 lb
1,890 kg
Performance  
Speed @ 14,763' /
4,490 m
254 mph
408 kph
Climb  
Service ceiling 29,527'
9,000 m
Range 497 miles
800 km
Armament 2: 20 mm
2: MG
Bombs 220 lb
100 kg

Sources:

  1. Complete Book of World War II Combat Aircraft, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, Pierluigi Pinto, 1988
  2. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
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