WSK Mielec Lim-5 P 1959. - History
161b Section 1959-01-18
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WSK PZL Mielec Lim-5 P
Fighter with radar sight.
PZL WSK Lim-5 P was the first Polish fighter aircraft with a radar. The airplanes were built at the factory „PZL WSK” in Mielec and between the years 1959-1960, 129 aircraft were built in 6 production series. 40 of them were sold to the DGR. The first copy with the serial number 1D-01-01 left the plant on January 18, 1959. The last copy of PZL WSK Lim-5 P 1D 06-41 was made on December 29, 1960. The radar was called „RP Izumrud”. It had a range of about 6 km and it had two antennas; a target detection antenna and a target tracking antenna. Currently, several PZL WSK Lim-5 aircraft are in Polish museums.
Written by Karol Placha Hetman