WSK Mielec Lim-2, MiG-15 bis 1953.

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Kraków, June 24, 2018
117b Section 1954
OKB Mikojan and Guriewicz MiG-15 bis  January 23, 1953
WSK PZL Mielec Lim-2 September 17, 1954
Poland

History

Modernized MiG-15
History Lim-2 / MiG-15 bis

Lim-2 airplanes at an airport. 1960. Photo of the Polish Air Force Museum

Lim-2 side number 307. 2012. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Lim-2 side number 1980. 2012. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman


The Lim-2 aircraft is a modernized Lim-1 aircraft. The Lim-2 aircraft is the equivalent of the Soviet MiG-15 bis. The Lim-2 fighter was equipped with a new more powerful engine and a new avionics. Some aircraft have a camera.

MiG-15 bis. 1953.
Despite the production of the MiG-15 fighter, the OKB Mikoyan office continued to improve the machine. The information coming from the front in Korea was helpful. The basic change has been to equip the aircraft with a more powerful engine. Other changes concerned the modernization of avionics equipment, as well as the assembly of new equipment not used so far.

On January 23, 1953, the first MiG-15 bis fighters arrived in Poland. Several copies (probably up to 20 copies) were used to compare with the previous version. The new aircraft were placed in combat regiments in the north of Poland. These aircraft were introduced into the country's defense system.

Lim-2. 1954
When the new MiG-15 bis aircraft was developed, it was considered in Poland to launch its serial production. The MiG-15 bis No. 1370086 aircraft became a model replica. After eighteen months of preparations, the MiG-15 bis production was launched, with the Polish name Lim-2. The first copy with the serial number 1B 01-001 was completed on September 17, 1954. It was 17 days after the end of production of the Lim-1 fighter. Production Lim-2 lasted until November 23, 1956. At that time, 530 aircraft were built in 20 production series. The production pace was impressive. At the peak of production, over 20 fighters were built in one month.

Engine WK-1 A / Lis-2
Together with the launch of series production of Lim-2 aircraft, the production of WK-1A turbojet engines was commenced in WSK PZL Rzeszów. These engines in Poland were marked as Lis-2.

Lim-2 R - reconnaissance
In WSK PZL Mielec, and later also in LZR (Lotnicze Zakłady Remontowe) and combat battles, planes were modernized. These modifications resulted from user comments, improvement proposals and projects consisting in adapting aircraft to new tasks, such as reconnaissance.

The result of this work was the development of a special tray with a set of AFA cameras. They were placed under a convex cover, under the fuselage, behind the NR-23 guns. Airplanes in this version were used by regiments of support and air reconnaissance. They received the Lim-2 R designation.

Lim-1.5
In 1956, using the available equipment for Lim-2 aircraft (ARK-5 radiocomputer, RW-2, SRU-0 radio altimeter and others), in LZR (Lotnicze Zakłady Remontowe) upgraded many Lim-1 fighters, assembling this equipment on them. Airplanes created in this way were unofficially called Lim-1.5 (one and a half).

Several aircraft (Lim-1 and Lim-2) were equipped with a device for towing air targets for artillery. The device was mounted instead of a 23 mm cannon.

Lim-2 streak
There was a variant of the Lim-2 aircraft called streak. Polish fighters often took part in air shows. To increase the attractiveness of the performance, it was decided to use the smoke extending behind the plane. Initially, smoke candles were used. But they worked for a short while, and once used a candle was an unnecessary element. A device was built that produced smoke when the pilot started it.

This device was developed by Lt. Col. MSc. Zenon Klimkowski. The plane had disassembled rear fuel tanks. Two pressure tanks were put in their place. The first one was filled with oil and used to obtain white smoke, the second one was filled with a red emulsion and was used to obtain red smoke. The liquids passed into the injectors, which were located behind the engine turbine. The liquid supply was enough to produce smoke for about 5 minutes.

Lim-1/2 service
Around 1955 in Poland almost all hunting regiments were equipped with Polish Lim-1/2 fighters. Fighter planes with a piston engine have been completely withdrawn. Also, Jak-23 fighters were withdrawn from service in hunting regiments.

The Lim fighters were on duty and were firing off intruders from NATO forces trying to violate our airspace. Mainly at the Baltic Sea. But not only. There are known photos taken by Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance aircraft. In these pictures you could see flying, at the lower level of Poland Lim-1/2. These photos show two things. First, that our country was being spied. Secondly, we were able to track down an intruder and pick up fighter planes. But the planes could not intercept the target.

In the years 1952-1956, many propaganda balloons were released from Germany to Poland. These balloons were fought against the Lim-1 and Lim-2 fighters.

Lim-1/2 planes were very popular among Polish society. These aircraft were exhibited many times on the occasion of various exhibitions, equipment inspections, and later set as monuments.

In 1955, the original MiG-15 No 26 was exhibited in front of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw to show the residents of the capital.

The aircraft Lim-2 No. 1B 07-024 / 724 was shown for the first time close to the inhabitants of Warsaw during the First Warsaw Air Show, organized at Okęcie on August 26, 1956 - September 9, 1956.

In 1956, at the initiative of 1 PLM pilots, the first team of higher pilotage on the Lim-2 fighters was created. Personal team; captains; Zygmunt Dębowski, Jerzy Figurski and Ryszard Grundman. During the central celebration of the Feast of Aviation on August 26, 1956, the team presented itself for the first time. The pilots made a complicated set of aerobatic figures, with a spectacular team of barrels.

Air parade. 1957
On September 8, 1957, at the Babice-Bemowo airport, an impressive air event was organized on the occasion of the Aviation Feast. It was the largest event involving a large number of aircraft until then. The parade consisted of two blocks; demonstration of civil and military aviation skills and air parade.

One of the points of the program was an impressive flight of several hundred Lim-1/2 fighters, formed into a column of fours. The other two Lim-2s showed a mirror piloting demonstration. One Lim-2 demonstrated a very impressive set of flying figures. The next two Lim-2 demonstrated air combat using blank ammunition. At the end the largest attractions are shown flying team tricks: of three Lim-2 commanded by Cpt. Józef Sobieraj and five Lim-2 commanded by Cpt. Józef Dębowski.

260 combat aircrafts took part in the whole event. Lim-2 aircrafts were the largest amount. It was the first parade with the participation of MiG-17 PF fighters.

Air parade. 1959.
The aviation parade organized on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of PRL was one of the tests of training fighter pilots. Commander Gen. Jan Frey-Bielecki decided to demonstrate aviation splendidly. The plan was interesting but difficult to implement. Only five days was for the preparation of the parade. Up to now, the parade preparation period was two weeks. At the airport in Bemowo-Babice, all the personnel designated for participation were gathered.

The entire parade formed a column and consisted of 10 different groups of over 200 aircraft. The column formed; 1 - leader, 2 - four columns for 20 aircraft, each consisting of 5 four-lobes diamonds, 3 - 20 Ił-28 planes, 4 - 16 Ił-28 planes, 5 - famous panel composed of 64 Lim fighters, (including 32 Lim -2), 6 - 16 Lim aircraft, 7 - 6 MiG-19P planes in the delta pattern.

At the end there was a show of crossing the MiG-19 P sound barrier by the pilot Roman Operacz. The show was widely commented in Poland and abroad.

Next shows
On July 22, 1960, on the occasion of the 550th anniversary of the battle of Grunwald, a demonstration over the Grunwald Fields took place. Once again, a pane of 64 fighters was shown. In addition, planes streaked with red or white smoke. The team was led by Lt. Col. Władysław Heramszewski. In September 1960, a surface of 64 aircraft was shown for the third time over Lodz. This time the team was leading, as the first time Lt. Col. Marian Bondzior.

On July 22, 1964, pilots of the Dęblin School of Eaglets, prepared a symbolizing the Roman XX composed of 26 Lim-2. The show took place on the occasion of the XX-PRL.

On June 26, 1965, on the Old Town of Gdansk, on the occasion of the Holy Sea, the naval pilots demonstrated the anchor formation on the Lim-2 planes.

On July 22, 1966, on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of the Polish State, 43 Lim-2 planes demonstrated the number of 1000.

Institute of Aviation in Warsaw
A sample copy of the MiG-15 bis aircraft No. 1350086, for Polish serial production, was transferred from WSK Mielec to the Institute of Aviation in Warsaw in 1957. This aircraft was registered on September 18, 1958 and given the civil identification SP-GLZ. The plane was used at the Institute of Aviation as a flying aerodynamic laboratory. Many trials have been carried out on various scientific and research topics. The model of the school airplane TS-11 was tested on the MiG-15 bis aircraft. Unmanned objects were tested. Meteorological rockets were tested. And many other tests were carried out. For example, when testing meteorological missile recovery systems, the SPD-3, SP-3 bis, SPD-6 type bunkers were dropped to universal under-wing brackets, and then attached, while those in free flight, braked in the final phase by a parachute, fell to the ground.

The aircraft was removed from the civilian ships register on November 4, 1972, and transferred to the Aviation and Astronautics Museum in Krakow.

Summary of fighters Lim-1/2, MiG-15 / bis
When the aircraft was introduced to production in Poland, it was one of the most modern and best fighters in the world. This plane has proved its worth in Korea. When the American F-86 fighter reached its maximum flight altitude, the MiG-15 still had a stock of 1,200 m. However, in those years technical progress was very large and the plane quickly aged. The plane from a good fighter became sufficient, and after a few years it was outdated.

However, in the Polish Air Force, Lim fighter played a special role. One can make fun of the fact that Polish aviation has operated aircraft with the Lim-1 / -2 mark for so long. That Polish pilots flew on obsolete equipment. I remember how in the 1980s young aviation fans were surprised that these machines are still flying. The causes of this situation are negative and positive. The first one is the lack of money for the purchase of a new aviation technique. The latter confirm that it was a good plane. That it was a successful and simple construction. It was possible to reconstruct the combat value on the Lim aircraft. It was an airplane that was easy to pilot, reliable and economical. This fighter was excellent in assault aviation. The longevity of Lim aircraft, especially in the two-seater version, was also influenced by the lack of the school version of MiG-17 and Lim-5 / -6 aircraft. An argument that we often do not remember was that all production, repairs and repairs took place in Poland. The Polish Air Force, with the Lim aircraft was independent of the rest of the world.

List of disasters on the Lim-1/2 aircraft
They died during service in 9 PLM
- second lieutenant pil. Jerzy Golik. He died on March 4, 1954. while performing tasks in the air in a plane crash. The causes of the catastrophe have not been established.
- second lieutenant pil. Jerzy Świnczak. He died on September 9, 1954. at. 1015 in a plane crash. The accident occurred during the approach to landing on a non-fully operational aircraft after a collision in the air with an airplane piloted by a second Lieutenant. pil. Mieczysław Kochanowski. Kochanowski happily catapulted, while the second lieutenant. Świnchak wanted to save equipment and he paid for it with his life.
- second lieutenant pil. Marian Wolszczak. He died on May 18, 1955. in a plane crash. He started as a pair with por pil. Bolesław Turbański. Atmospheric conditions were very difficult. The causes of the catastrophe have not been established.
- second lieutenant pil. Henryk Tokarski. He died on May 30, 1956. while performing tasks in the air in a plane crash. The causes of the catastrophe have not been established.
- second lieutenant pil. Tadeusz Golon and second lieutenant pil. Jerzy Piotrow. They died on March 21, 1960. at. 1100 death of airmen. The disaster occurred during the shooting of the sleeve, the planes collided in the air, completely destroyed.
- second lieutenant pil. Mieczysław Leloch. He died on May 12, 1960. during daytime flights in difficult weather conditions in unexplained circumstances.

 

Written by Karol Placha Hetman


Kraków, June 24, 2018
117b Section 1954
OKB Mikojan and Guriewicz MiG-15 bis  January 23, 1953
WSK PZL Mielec Lim-2 September 17, 1954
Poland

Construction.

The fighter aircraft with turbojet powered, produced under license in Poland.

Lim-2 nb 201. 2012. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Lim-2 nb 201. 2012. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Construction MiG-15 bis / Lim-2. 1954.


This plane is a front fighter, single-seater, single-engine, built in a classic layout. The plane is a mid-plane. Metal construction, mainly duralumin - D 16-T, and in important places steel - 30 ChGSA.

Swept-wings, 37 degrees on the leading edge, raise negative -2 degrees, wedge angle 1 degree. A symmetric profile (next to fuselage) CAGI S-10s, 9% thick, and (at the end of the wing) CAGI SR-3-12, with a relative thickness of 12%. Single-girder carrying structure with rear auxiliary girder. Working cover with a thickness of 1 mm to 2 mm. At the end of the wing, the weight of 26 kg reduces vibration (anti-fluid). On the upper surface there are two pairs of 10 cm of aerodynamic windscreens. Dampers of the type "expanders", when lowered, they extend by 20 cm. To take off swept 20 degrees for landing 55 degrees. Area 1.18 m2. Ailerons with an area of 0.505 m2, are swept + 15 degrees. Leaf extension 4.85, convergence 1.61.

The fuselage with a circular cross-section has a length of 8.08 m. Front grip with a diameter of 0.747 mm. A duct carried intake air around the cockpit area and back together ahead of the engine. The pressure cabin is heated by air from the engine. Glazing protrudes from the contour of the hull. It is divided into a constant windshield with an armored glass with a total thickness of 64 mm and a retractable hand deflector. The chair is ejected with a powder charge to the height of 11 m. The minimum safe height of the chair's use is about 250 m above the ground. The cabin is armored. The main fuel tank is located behind the cab. The engine nozzle has a diameter of 0.560 m.

The aircraft's steering control is of the cross type, oblique. The vertical elevation has a bevel angle of 56 degrees. The ballast has an area of 3 m2, the rudder has an area of 1 m2, it is deflected 20 degrees in both directions. Horizontal elevation is 40 degrees bevel angle and has an area of 3 m2, including a rudder 0.79 m2. On the left there is a balancing flap with an area of 0.046 m2. Swinging is 32 degrees up, down 16 degrees.

The airplane has a three-support chassis with a front wheel. All wheels are single. The front wheel is 480 x 200, and it is hidden forward to the fuselage. Main wheels with dimensions of 660 x 160, hidden in the wings towards the fuselage. Main wheel chassis 3,81 m, chassis base 3,175 m.

Powered MiG-15 bis / Lim-2
The turbojet engine is single-shaft, single-flow, Soviet design WK-1 A and Polish Lis-2, with a thrust of 1 x 26,46 kN (1 x 2,700 kG). It was produced in Poland at WSK Rzeszów.

The engine is built from a single-stage, two-side centrifugal compressor, behind which are placed 9-pit combustion chambers, followed by a 1-stage turbine. This turbine simultaneously drives the generator and the high-altitude compressor.

The fuel system consists of tanks placed in the fuselage and additional tanks suspended under the wings. In the fuselage, the first rubber fuel tank has a capacity of 1 245 liters. The rear fuel tank consists of two side tanks with a capacity of 2 x 167 liters.

Two additional fuel tanks are fastened with universal BD-2-48MiG locks, the same ones used for hanging bombs or missile cartridges. These tanks initially had a capacity of 2 x 175 liters. They have undergone modernization to improve the aerodynamic shape by adding a small cone at the end. The tanks are metal. There is the possibility of dropping them during the flight after exhausting their fuel. However, during this operation the tank slides down the wing and may damage its surface.

Later, fuel tanks with a capacity of 2 x 400 liters, more aerodynamically shaped, made of duralumin or plastic began to be used.

Equipment MiG-15 bis / Lim-2

Radio transceiver RSI-6 K (RSI - radiostation istriebitielnaja), or RSIU-3, radiopółkomp RPKO-10 M, speedometer KUS-1200, variometer WAR-75, turn indicator EUP-48, artificial horizon AGI-1, machometer M -0,95, gyroscopic semi-automatic ASP-3 N or ASP-3 MN, later newer AP-2 R for shooting the missile cartridges TRS-190 or ARS-212, S-13 photocamera taking 8 photos per second, with 5 meters of film.

Armament MiG-15 bis / Lim-2

Armament; one 37 mm caliber gun, type NS-37 (rate of fire 250 shots / minute) or N-37 and two 23 mm caliber guns, type NS-23 (rate of fire 550 shots / minute) or NR-23. They were placed on a tow truck carriage lowered down, under the cabin floor. These weapons come in all possible combinations. Stock of ammunition; 40 pieces for caliber 37 mm., 80 pieces of bullets for each gun of 23 mm.

The fighter Lim-1 most often has on the left side of the tow truck 2 guns NS-23 kal.23 mm with a supply of 80 rounds per gun. On the right side of the tow truck there is one NS-37 gun cal. 37 mm with a stock of 40 rounds.

The Lim-1 aircraft has two additional fuel tanks under its wings. In the following years, the fighter gained the possibility of carrying bombs and rockets; 4 pcs. TRS-190 or 2 pcs. ARS-212. The weaponry also includes the EKSR-46 electro-signaling rocket with 4 colored cartridges. The electro-signaling rocket was used in emergency in order to get out of the corkscrew.

Specifications MiG-15 bis

General characteristics

Crew: 1 

Length: 10.102 m (33 ft 2 in)

Wingspan: 10.085 m (33 ft 1 in)

Height: 3.7 m (12 ft 2 in)

Wing area: 20.6 m² (221.7 ft²)

Airfoil: TsAGI S-10 / TsAGI SR-3

Empty weight: 3,681 kg (8,113 lb)

Loaded weight: 5,044 kg (11,177 lb)

Max. takeoff weight: 6,106 kg (13,458 lb) with 2 × 600 l (130 imp gal; 160 US gal) drop tanks

Fuel capacity: 1,420 l (310 imp gal; 380 US gal)

Powerplant: 1 × Klimov WK-1 A centrifugal-flow turbojet, 26.5 kN (5,950 lbf)

Performance

Maximum speed:

At sea level: Mach 0.87 (1,076 km/h; 669 mph)

At 3,000 m (9,840 ft): Mach 0.9 (1,107 km/h; 688 mph)

Cruise speed: Mach 0.69 (850 km/h; 528 mph)

Range: 2,520 km (1,565 mi; 1,362 nmi) at 12,000 m (39,360 ft) with 2 × 600 l (130 imp gal; 160 US gal) drop tanks

Service ceiling: 15,500 m (50,840 ft)

Rate of climb: 51.2 m/s (10,080 ft/min)

Wing loading: 296.4 kg/m² (60.8 lb/ft²)

Thrust/weight: 0.54

Armament

2 × 23 mm Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 autocannons in the lower left fuselage (80 rounds per gun, 160 rounds total)

1 × 37 mm Nudelman N-37 autocannon in the lower right fuselage (40 rounds total)

2 × 100 kg (220 lb) bombs, drop tanks, or unguided rockets on 2 underwing hard-points

 

Written by Karol Placha Hetman



Kraków 2007-03-16

117b Section 1954-09-17

OKB Mikojan MiG-15 bis 1953-01-23

WSK Mielec Lim-2 1954-09-17

Poland

Tally MiG-15 bis, Lim-2

  • MiG-15 bis made by CCCP. About 20 aircraft were delivered. The first plane was delivered on 1953-01-23.
  • MiG-15 bis No. 3046 / 346. The aircraft was used in 28 PLM Słupsk. On 1953-03-05, lieutenant Franciszek Jarecki fled to Bornholm.
  • MiG-15 bis No.? The aircraft was used in 41 PLM Malbork. On 1953-05-25, lieutenant Zdzisław Jaźwiński fled to Bornholm.
  • MiG-15 bis No. 1350086 / SP-GLZ. This aircraft became a reference copy for PZL-Mielec. In 1957, transferred from WSK-Mielec to the Institute of Aviation. The machine was registered on 1958-09-18 and given the civil identification number SP-GLZ. On 1972-11-04, the plane was removed from the register and transferred to the museum in Krakow.
  • Lim-2. The first production series consisted of 21 aircraft. No. 1B 01-001 to 1B 01-021. The first plane was built on 1954-09-17.
  • Lim-2 nr 1B 01-006 / 106. After serving, he was put up for sale. In 2004, it was private property.
  • Lim-2. The second production series consisted of 25 aircraft. No. 1B 02-001 to 1B 02-025.
  • Lim-2. The third production series consisted of 27 aircraft. No. 1B 03-001 to 1B 03-027.
  • Lim-2 nr 1B 03-006 / 306. After serving, he was put up for sale. In 2006, he stood as a monument in Świdnik.
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 03-012 / 312. In 1970, it was painted in camouflage.
  • Lim-2. The fourth production series consisted of 27 aircraft. No. 1B 04-001 to 1B 04-027. After the production of this series, the Polish Army had 100 MiG-15 bis, Lim-2 aircraft.
  • Lim-2. The fifth production series consisted of 27 aircraft. No. 1B 05-001 to 1B 05-027.
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 05-007 / 507. In 1960, the aircraft carried the Crew Wyborowa sign.
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 05-017 / 517. In 1955, he was used in Krzesiny in 62 PSzTLM (fighter training and training regiment).
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 05-018 / 518. In 1955, he was used in Krzesiny in 62 PSzTLM (fighter training and training regiment).
  • Lim-2. The sixth production series had 27 aircraft. No. 1B 06-001 to 1B 06-027.
  • Lim-2 nr 1B 06-002 / 602. After serving, he came to private hands. In 2006, he flew during the Picnic in Góraszka.
  • Lim-2. The seventh production series had 27 aircraft. No. 1B 07-001 to 1B 07-027.
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 07-024 / 724. The Lim-2 aircraft was shown to the public for the first time at the First Warsaw Air Show, held at Okęcie on August 26-September 9, 1956.
  • Lim-2. The eighth production series had 27 aircraft. No. 1B 08-001 to 1B 08-027. After completing the production of this series, the Polish Army had over 200 Lim-2 aircraft.
  • Lim-2. The ninth production series consisted of 27 aircraft. No. 1B 09-001 to 1B 09-027.
  • Lim-2. The tenth production series consisted of 27 aircraft. No. 1B 10-001 to 1B 10-027.
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 10-012 / 1012. In 1955, the aircraft carried the Crew's mark in 1 PLM.
  • Lim-2. The eleventh production series consisted of 27 aircraft. No. 1B 11-001 to 1B 11-027.
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 11-020 / 1120. After serving, he came into private hands to a collector in England (2006).
  • Lim-2. The twelfth production series consisted of 30 aircraft. No. 1B 12-001 to 1B 12-030. After the production of this series, the Polish Army had over 300 Lim-2 aircraft.
  • Lim-2 nr 1B 12-030 / 1230. After serving, he was sent to the Aviation Museum in Krakow (2006).
  • Lim-2. The thirteenth production series consisted of 30 aircraft. No. 1B 13-001 to 1B 13-030.
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 13-016 / 1316. In 1955, he was used in Krzesiny in 62 PSzTLM (fighter training and training regiment).
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 13-019 / 1319. In 1955, he was used in Krzesiny in 62 PSzTLM (fighter training and training regiment).
  • Lim-2 nr 1B 13-027 / 1327. The aircraft was used in 26 PLM in Zegrze Pomorskie. On 1956-03-25, lieutenant Zygmunt Gościniak fled him to Bornholm.
  • Lim-2. The fourteenth production series consisted of 30 aircraft. No. 1B 14-001 to 1B 14-030.
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 14-015 / 1415. In 1980, the plane served in the Polish Army.
  • Lim-2. The fifteenth production series consisted of 30 aircraft. No. 1B 15-001 to 1B 15-030. After the production of this series, the Polish Army had over 400 Lim-2 aircraft.
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 15-027 / 1527. After serving, set up in Andrychów as a monument (2006).
  • Lim-2. The sixteenth production series consisted of 25 aircraft. No. 1B 16-001 to 1B 16-025.
  • Lim-2 nr 1B 16-005 / 1605. After serving, set as a monument in Ksawerów (2006).
  • Lim-2. The seventeenth production series consisted of 25 aircraft. No. 1B 17-001 to 1B 17-025.
  • Lim-2. The eighteenth production series consisted of 25 aircraft. No. 1B 18-001 to 1B 18-025.
  • Lim-2 nr 1B 18-009 / 1809. The aircraft was used in 25 PLM in Babimost. After serving, handed over to the museum.
  • Lim-2. The nineteenth production series consisted of 25 aircraft. No. 1B 19-001 to 1B 19-025. After the production of this series, the Polish Army had over 500 Lim-2 aircraft.
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 19-019 / 1919. Used in 31 PLM in Łask. On 1957-11-07, lieutenant Kożuchowski escaped to Sweden.
  • Lim-2 No. 1B 19-025 / 1925. In 1955, he was used in Krzesiny in 62 PSzTLM (fighter training and training regiment).
  • Lim-2. The 20th production series consisted of 21 aircraft. No. 1B 20-001 to 1B 20-021.
  • Lim-2 nr 1B 20-004 / 2004. After serving as a monument in Łask (2006).

On 1956-11-23, production of Lim-2 aircraft at WSK PZL-Mielec was completed. 530 Lim-2 aircraft were built. Other sources indicate the number of 496 Lim-2 aircraft. This difference may be due to the number of contracted and built aircraft. It should be remembered that production of Lim-5 aircraft has already been prepared in WSK PZL-Mielec.

The versions of aircraft marked Lim-2 R are planes which had a camera installed in place of the N-37 cannon.

Written by Karol Placha Hetman