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PZL P.46 Sum

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In 1936 Stanislav Prauss (later replaced by Tadeusz Soltyk) began work on a project reconnaissance bomber, which is, in essence, the development of "Carp", which received later the name PZL P-46 Sum.
 
One P-23B Karas was modified to serve as a development aircraft for the improved P.46 Sum, with a twin fin/rudder tail unit and a retractable ventral gondola. However, the P.46 did not materialise beyond the prototype stage and the P.42 was subsequently converted back to Karas B standard. The first P.46 Sum light bomber prototype flew in October 1938. Two built.

 

PZL-46 Sum A
Engine: 1 x Bristol "Pegasus XX", 675kW
Wingspan: 14.6 m / 48 ft 11 in
Length: 10.5 m / 34 ft 5 in
Height: 3.3 m / 11 ft 10 in
Wing area: 31.5 sq.m / 339.06 sq ft
Max take-off weight: 3550 kg / 7826 lb
Empty weight: 1995 kg / 4398 lb
Max. speed: 425 km/h / 264 mph
Cruise speed: 350 km/h / 217 mph
Ceiling: 7700 m / 25250 ft
Range w/max.fuel: 1300 km / 808 miles
Crew: 3
Armament: 6 x 7.7mm machine-guns
Bombload: 600kg

PZL-46 Sum B
Engine: 1 x Bristol "Pegasus XX", 675kW
Wingspan: 14.6 m / 48 ft 11 in
Length: 10.5 m / 34 ft 5 in
Height: 3.3 m / 11 ft 10 in
Wing area: 31.5 sq.m / 339.06 sq ft
Max take-off weight: 3550 kg / 7826 lb
Empty weight: 1995 kg / 4398 lb
Max. speed: 460 km/h
Cruise speed: 350 km/h / 217 mph
Ceiling: 8700 m
Range w/max.fuel: 1150 km
Crew: 3
Armament: 6 x 7.9mm machine-guns vz.36/37
Bombload: 1000kg

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PZL P.46 Sum

 

 


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