PZL M-15




PZL M-15
PZL M-15

Specifications

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agriculture spraying
one
AI-25 jet
3,300 lbs.
6,812 lbs.
12,280 lbs.
4,850 lbs.
41 ft. 9 in.
73 ft. 6 in.
102 mph
125 mph
900 fpm
14,750 feet
250 miles
1976

 





 

The PZL M-15, called Belphegor, is the only mass produced jet biplane, as well as the largest dedicated single engine agricultural aircraft ever built.
The idea behind the PZL M-15 was to have a crop spraying aircraft with some double the capacity of other similar size aircraft of the time.

Some 175 PZL M-15 aircraft were produced by PZL, Poland. However, due to their high fuel consumption, and poor maintenance record, they were only manufactured for six years. It appears that none are flying today.

RC PZL M-15

RC PZL M-15

The RC PZL M-15 scratch built by Gero of RC Groups has a 71 in. wingspan with a length of 41 in.  It is of balsa and plywood construction.  Power is by a WeMoTec Midi Fan and all up weight is around 6 1/2 lbs.

 




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