IL Okęcie WSK Mielec TS-8 Bies. 1955

Published on: 2021-04-19
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Updated on: 2021-03-13
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IL Okęcie WSK Mielec TS-8 Bies.

TS-8 Bies is a training aircraft used in the Polish Army. On July 23, 1955, the TS-8 plane with the serial number P-1 made its first flight from the Okęcie airport. 242 units were produced. The TS-8 is a single-engine, two-seater, low wing, retractable undercarriage. The plane was developed at the Institute of Aviation in Warsaw. The plane was mass-produced in Mielec. The TS-8 Bies is a training plane designed for basic pilot training, for training and training in higher pilotage, with the use of combat training elements, additionally for training and groundless flights.

Two TS-8 Bies flying planes. SP-YBD and SP-YSS registration. 2017. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Two TS-8 Bies flying planes. SP-YBD and SP-YSS registration. 2017. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

TS-8 Bies SP-YSS. 2017. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
TS-8 Bies SP-YSS. 2017. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

TS-8 Bies SP-YBD. 2017. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
TS-8 Bies SP-YBD. 2017. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

TS-8 Bies SP-YSS. 2017. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
TS-8 Bies SP-YSS. 2017. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Written by Karol Placha Hetman