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PZL-Swidnik Polish aircraft


PZL-Swidnik BZ-1 "Gil"
PZL-Swidnik JK-1 "Trzmiel"
PZL-Swidnik BZ-4 "Zuk"
PZL Swidnik SM-2
PZL-Swidnik SM-4 "Latka"
PZL Swidnik "Kania" ("Kitty Hawk")
PZL Swidnik W-3 "Sokol"
PZL-Swidnik SW-4


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the Swidnik SM-6 :light helicopter project based on SM-4 Latka,fitted
with one GTD-350 turboshaft engine,has anyone a drawing to it ?.


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PZL-Swidnik BZ-1 "Gil" - Two-seat light helicopter with enclosed fuselage, open ****pit, fixed tricycle u/c and one 105hp Walter Mikron 4-III piston engine.

PZL-Swidnik JK-1 "Trzmiel" - Single-seat open frame ultra-light helicopter with two rotor-tip mounted Wojcicki pulse-jets.

PZL S-3 - Tiltrotor?

PZL-Swidnik BZ-4 "Zuk" - Four-seat general purpose helicopter with single main rotor and one 320hp Narkiewicz WN-4 piston engine located behind the cabin.

PZL Swidnik SM-2 - Polish version of the Mi-1 with enlarged cabin to accommodate 4 passengers in addition to the pilot.

PZL-Swidnik SM-4 "Latka" - Three-seat helicopter with enclosed cabin, open-frame rear fuselage, skid u/c, GRP main rotor and one 180hp Narkiewicz WN-6S six-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine mounted at an angle behind cabin section.

PZL-Swidnik SM-5 "Jaszczurka" / Mi-2.1 - Single-engine helicopter project. Mockup similar in shape to the Bell UH-1.

Designed under the designation Mi-2.1 (or Mi-2.1.1???) to convince the Soviets that Swidnik worked on a Mi-2 single-engine derivative, and not indigenous projects.

PZL-Swidnik SM-6 - Light helicopter based on the SM-4 fitted with one GTD-350 turboshaft engine.

PZL-Swidnik SM-7 Sójka - Two-seat helicopter with fenestron tail rotor designed around 1977.

PZL Swidnik "Kania" ("Kitty Hawk") - Developed in collaboration with Allison in USA; two prototypes produced by converting Mi-2 airframes. Polish certification of the Kania was carried out in two stages.

  • Stage 1 - The two prototypes converted from Mi-2 airframes.
  • Kania Model 1 (Stage 2) - Improved version with redesigned ****pit and cabin layout, engine and flight controls as well as engine and transmission cowlings. Basic production model. 

PZL Swidnik W-3 "Sokol" ("Falcon") - Medium multirole helicopter.

  • W-3 "Sokol" - Initial civil and military version. One converted to the S-1RR prototype; one other converted as W-3U Salamandra armed prototype.
  • W-3RL - Combat SAR version of W-3 developed in 1999 as part of Polish qualification for NATO membership; based at Bydgoszcz. 
  • W-3W - Armed W-3 (W for Wielozadaniowy: multipurpose) with starboard-mounted 23mm GSz-23 twin-barrel gun; Mars-2 launchers for sixteen 57mm S-5 or 80mm S-8 unguided rockets, ZR-8 bomblet dispensers, Platan minelaying packs, and six cabin window mounted AK 47, 5.45mm Tantal or PKM machine guns.
  • W-3A - Improved (and now current standard) version for Western certification.
  • W-3AM - W-3A with six inflatable flotation bags.
  • W-3WA - Combat support armed version of W-3A; weapons include GSz-23L gun, Strzala-2 AAMs and Polish Gad fire-control system. 
  • W-3WB / W-3K - (wsparcia bojowego: combat support): Armed prototype (c/n 360318), equipped 1993-94 by Kentron (hence alternative designation W-3K) with South African weapon systems. Returned to Swidnik 1994 and became HOT/Viviane testbed.
  • W-3PPD "Gipsowka" - Airborne command post (powietrzny punkt dawodzenia) version of W-3A. Four conversions to be procured by Polish Army as Mi-2PPD replacements by 2006. Specialised command, control and communications (C3) avionics include Thales RRC-9500 UHF (two) and RRC-3500 HF (one) radios, Totem 300 INS and a MIL-STD-1553B databus. Also to have EW suite (as in W-3), including Thales SPS-H RWR and chaff/flare dispenser. Defensive armament is carried on external outriggers.
  • W-3RM "Anakonda" - Offshore SAR (ratowinczy morski: sea rescue) version of W-3; watertight cabin, six inflatable flotation bags, additional window in lower part of each flight deck door. Upgrade under test from 2000 includes a more advanced engine control system and a deck lock for shipboard deployment.
  • W-3WARM - Latest W-3RM examples with with US FSI Ultra 4000 FLIR.
  • S-1RR "Procjon" - Electronic combat reconnaissance (rozpoznanie radioelektronicznego) version of W-3; prototype (c/n 310203) converted from W-3, first flown 1996. Subsequent aircraft designated SRR-10 Procjon-3 (alternative designation W-3RR); first of these (c/n 370720) first flown in 1998 and fully equipped in 1999. ECR suite includes two-place console and chaff/flare dispensers; large external antenna housings include one on nose, one on cabin roof and one on starboard side of fuselage; last-named can be rotated downwards for full 360° scan capability.
  • SRR-10 Procjon-3 / W-3RR - See S-1RR above.
  • W-3U "Salamandra" - Armed prototype converted from the original W-3, but was reverted back when delivered to Myanmar.
  • W-3H - Unofficial designation for armed support helicopter, derived from W-3WA; pursued as upgrade under now-abandoned Huzar program. Program reinstated October 1998 but foundered due to inability to demonstrate NT-D in Poland within deadline of 30 November and Israeli deal cancelled by Polish government on 8 December 1998.
  • September 1998 co-operation agreement between Swidnik and Euromissile led to integration of HOT 3 ATM on Sokol, followed by successful firing tests during demonstration of HOT/Viviane system at Polish firing range in Nowa Deba on 4 March 1999, using Swidnik trials aircraft SP-SUW (c/n 360318). This aircraft utilised in 2000 as prototype to test new main rotor blades with modified leading-edges and increased damage tolerance. Swidnik continues to offer W-3/HOT 3 variant as potential export version, but domestic requirement for W-3H now shelved in favour of a 50-aircraft support role upgrade of existing Sokols, attack requirement instead being met by upgrading Mi-24 fleet.
  • SW-5 - Provisional designation for improved version under study in late 1990s but not pursued.

PZL-Swidnik SW-4 - 4/5-seat civil helicopter with all-metal monocoque fuselage, single three-blade main rotor, skid u/c, tail fin and small tailplane with endplate fins.

  • Economy - Variant with one 336kW Rolls-Royce 250-C20R engine and 1,600kg normal T-O weight.
  • High Performance - Variant with one 459kW Pratt & Whitney Canada PW200/9 engine and 1800kg normal T-O weight. Provision has been made for later installation of two engines to fulfil ICAO requirements for OEI operation (including hover).



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You are missing these two:

GIL-2: single-rotor helicoper project with a 700-hp piston engine. It was to have a co.ckpit in its nose, the engine compartment in the center of the fuselage, and a cabin behind the engine.

GIL-3: tandem-rotor helicopter project with an engine developing 870 shp and its payload would have been around 800 kg.


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Are you sure those two are PZL projects?

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