The PZL Bielsko SZD-52 is a Polish single-seat standard class sailplane produced by PZL Bielsko.[1] It is a cantilever high-wing monoplane with a T-tail and has a retractable main landing gear and a fixed tailwheel.[1] The wings have integral water ballast tanks.[1]

Role Standard-class sailplane
National origin Poland
Manufacturer PZL Bielsko
Designer Adam Kurbiel
First flight 28 February 1981
Number built 8
External image
image icon SZD-52-2 Krokus in flight

Variants edit

SZD-52 Jantar 15
SZD-52-1 Jantar 15SI
SZD-52-2 Krokus
SZD-52-3 Krokus S
SZD-52-4 Krokus C

Specifications (SZD52-3) edit

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7 m (23 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 15 m (49 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 10.3 m2 (111 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 21.8
  • Empty weight: 248 kg (547 lb)
  • Gross weight: 370 kg (816 lb) without water ballast


See also edit

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Notes edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Type Certificate Data Sheet A-441 SZD-52 Krokus" (PDF). European Aviation Safety Agency. 14 February 2007.