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Aviation and Diplomacy

Frank Piasecki

NATO 1949-2009 Projekt ekspozycji w Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie



Polish Aviation Museum

31-864 Kraków,
al. Jana Pawła II 39
phone: (12) 640 99 60,
(12) 642 40 70
e-mail: info@muzeumlotnictwa.pl



Malopolska Region


Patronage

Kraków Airport







Glider: SZD-12 Mucha 100

SZD-12 Mucha 100
Poland
training and performance glider



  • Technical data


Span 15.0 m
Length 7.0 m
Powierzchnia nośna 15.0 m2
Masa własna 195 kg
Take-off weight 290 kg
Doskonałość 24 at optimum 70 km/h speed
Opadanie 0.76 m/s at 62 km/h economy speed
Minimum speed 55 km/h
Max. prędkość nurkowania 220 km/h

 

This is training and performance single seater glider of wooden construction and a cantilever high-wing configuration.
In 1947 - 1948 at the Gliding Institute in Bielsko - Biała, one of the most popular after-war gliders - the "Mucha" (fly) was designed. Its "parents" were engineers: Irena Kaniewska and Franciszek Kotowski.
The "Mucha" in derivatives: the "Mucha-bis" and the "Mucha-ter" entered serial production in 1949 and went into mass use with aeroclubs.
The "Mucha 100" glider came as a result of the experience gained during the use of the 136 examples of the "Mucha-bis" and the "Mucha-ter" in aeroclubs. The main designers were engineers: Władysław Okarmus, Zbigniew Badura and Jan Dyrek. The first flight of the Mucha 100 glider was carried out by Adam Zientek on 14th November 1953. Just after that, the Krosno Gliders Works started production series of 84 examples.
In the consecutive years, a few minor improvements were introduced, what changed the designation of the glider to the "Mucha 100 A" In total, 290 "Mucha 100" gliders were built, including 70 examples built for export to Switzerland, German Democratic Republic, Italy and the Soviet Union. The glider was also built on licence in the People's Republic of China.

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