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WSK Mielec Lim-5 P 1959.

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WSK PZL Mielec Lim-5 P

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History

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.

Lim-5 P. 2012. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Lim-5 P. 2012. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Lim-5 P nb 607. 1961. Photo of LAC
Lim-5 P nb 607. 1961. Photo of LAC

Lim-5 P nb 609. 1965. Photo of LAC
Lim-5 P nb 609. 1965. Photo of LAC

Written by Karol Placha Hetman