Eastern European Museums
Photos from Tom Speer
Technical Museum, Prague
Built in 1937 the Zlin Z-XIII "Business -Flyer" was intended for the businessman in a hurry, but also expressed the culmination of Zlin's sports and racing experience in the late 1930s.
Engine: Walter Major , 4 Cyl air cooled, 96kw / 130 HP. Performance: 350km/220m. p.h. at 20,000 ft. Range :700km/440 miles. Accommodation: one seat plus a baggage compartment.
This aircraft did not go into production.
12-Eb, 450 hp
Gipsy XII or Gipsy King
Powered by a "AeroDaimler" 4-cylinder water-cooled engine of a claimed 70 hp
|Technical Museum, Prague|
Aviation Museum, Krakow
|PZL M15 Belfegor
Designed for big Russian farms, this 1970s Polish agro-jet prototype was powered by an AI-25 jet engine. The engine was the same as used in the Yak-40. It used lots of bleed air to blow the stuff out of the hoppers and in fact is a sound response to a questionable specification.
Piotr Lopalewski, Chief Registry & Research Dept. at the Polish Aviation Museum, Krakow has provided the following information:
24-cylinder, water cooled Double-W configuration; Maximum output: 1,119 kw (1,500 hp) at 1,800 RPM; Compression ratio: 5.6:1; Capacity: 94.1 liters (5,742 cu in); Weight: 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs).
The engine was probably envisaged for a big, single engine passenger plane. Three prototype As-5s were built between 1924 and 1927. None were flown.
Polish trainer from the mid-1950s, powered by 7-cylinder WN-3 engine.
|Aviation Museum, Krakow||Aviation Museum, Krakow||Daimler-Benz 600||Junkers Jumo 205|