.:Arma Hobby:. PZL P.11/I fighter prototype #released & first look

 PZL P.11/I fighter 
[the first] prototype
/TEMP POSTING, FOR TESTING PURP. ONLY/SORRY/
"Boxart"


In January 1931 Państwowe Zakłady Lotnicze (PZL - The State Aviation Works) decided to develop the line of all-metal gull-winged fighters designed by Zygmunt Puławski. The project, adapted for the 700 hp engine, was designated P.11. Puławski has not finished his work – he died in airplane crash. The project was continued by Wsiewołod Jakimiuk.

The first prototype, developed from the P.6 and P.7 fighters, was designated P.11/I. While the intended engine for P.11 was British Bristol Mercury, P.11/I has been equipped with French license-built version of older Jupiter VII 9Asb - the new Mercury was still suffering from teething-problems.

Such design showed lesser performance than expected, but still - with French engine - was attractive offer for countries which preferred French-originated technologies. The factory has decided to organize a European tour for the airplane intended for granting the production orders. P.11/I has visited Romania and Turkey, taking part in contests and beating fighters designed in Czechoslovakia, France and USA. Plane was also tested by the Portugese. The result were orders for PZL fighters by Romania, and, later, also Turkey and Bulgaria.

text: Grzegorz Mazurowski
The first of the Spartan Warriors... Box content, [teaser preview]:

Box content

The gull /Puławski/ wing + the fuselage
The tail.

Engine parts, cowling, engine radiator and the interior with the pilot seat
Univ. decals set*, PE , photo film and RobTaurus vacuformed canopy


*yep, two another prototypes set to be released later this year - PZL. P6 & P.7 /I


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