LWD Żuraw - Construction

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Kraków 2020-05-02

089b Section 1951-05-16

LWD Żuraw

Construction LWD Żuraw

The LWD Żuraw crane is a single-engine high-wing aircraft that can take three people on board. Metal and wooden construction.

Double-girder wings, with a double trapezoidal contour, with a slight slant forward. The wings could be folded back for transport or hangar purposes. Wooden construction. Covering the lobe on the nose and upper plywood girder surface, the rest covered with canvas. The wings are supported by a pair of struts of duralumin pipes, with a drop section. Slotted ailerons, differential deflected. Large Fowler slotted flaps, covered with canvas. Along the entire leading edge there are gills manually operated from the cockpit.

The fuselage is a space truss welded from chromomolybdenum pipes. Profiling from wooden slats, covering with canvas. Covered cabin. The rear upper part of the cover was raised up to allow anyone to operate or in the sanitary version to facilitate the insertion of the stretcher.

Wooden texture. The caisson of the tail is covered with plywood, the rest with canvas.

Classic solid chassis. The landing gear is wide apart to facilitate landing on a makeshift take-off field.


M-11 FR radial engine with 118 kW (160 HP) start power.

The expected armament is 1 movable 7.62mm SzKAS observer machine gun. Before using the rifle, the shooter raised the rear fairing of the cabin. In the bomb version, the aircraft could take 230 kg of bombs.

Data T-T LWD Żuraw.

Span 11.7 m, length 8.26 m, height 2.98 m, carrying surface 21.12 m2, curb weight 913 kg, payload 244 kg, total weight 1 157 kg, maximum speed 168 km / h, cruising speed 140 km / h, landing speed 66 km / h, climb speed 2.1 m / s, ceiling 4,000 m, range 420 km.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman