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> Early IAR fighters vs. PZL
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Posted: December 15, 2004 11:20 am
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Lets post some information here, begining with IAR 11, and so...
Maybe some of you had pictures and accurate data.
I write "vs." because PZL was choosen to equip our Air Force, not locally concepted planes.

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Posted: March 21, 2005 07:45 pm
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I found these in an old but excellent book,
Romanian Aircraft Constructions 1905-1974 :

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Posted: March 21, 2005 07:46 pm
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Iar 14

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Posted: March 21, 2005 07:47 pm
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IAR 15

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Posted: March 21, 2005 07:48 pm
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Iar 16

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Posted: March 21, 2005 07:49 pm
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And a beautiful little plane, Set XV, it reminds me of Gloster Gladiator, lovely plane:

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Posted: March 21, 2005 08:06 pm
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Now the PZLs 11...

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Posted: March 21, 2005 08:07 pm
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QUOTE (Iamandi @ Dec 15 2004, 12:20 PM)
Lets post some information here, begining with IAR 11, and so...
Maybe some of you had pictures and accurate data.
I write "vs." because PZL was choosen to equip our Air Force, not locally concepted planes.

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I see... But - have you any answer?
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Posted: March 21, 2005 08:10 pm
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And the 24:

According to the specifications the PZLs were better than the IARs series 11-16
but but were plagued by technical problems.
I remember a story of a Romanian engineer who built a home-made plane
in mid 30' and simply humiliated the PZL 11s that tried to intercept him.

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Posted: March 21, 2005 08:35 pm
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On the other hand the two groups of PZL 11fs (Gr3VT and Gr4Vt of Flotila3 VT)fared pretty well against soviet i-15/bis/152/153 and even i-16 in the first stages of WW2 in east acheving at least 60 kills!
I doubt that a IAR-15/16 would managed that...
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Posted: March 21, 2005 09:34 pm
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QUOTE (109 @ Mar 22 2005, 01:45 AM)
I found these in an old but excellent book,
Romanian Aircraft Constructions 1905-1974 :

That book - although groundbreaking when originally published about 30 years ago - currently is dated.

Gen. Dénes

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Posted: March 21, 2005 10:08 pm
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It is old indeed ,
still pretty interesting considering that you can bearly
find any info on some planes like the SET XV, to name only one...Try a Google search..see what you will find :(...nada!
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Posted: March 21, 2005 10:39 pm
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Great info, but where are the weapons specs?
The book says fighter aircraft, but what are they fighting with? Maybe the PZL was better equipped with higher caliber cannon or machinegun than the IAR...

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Posted: March 21, 2005 10:57 pm
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The IAR 11-16 series were all equipped with 2x7,7 mm MGs .
As the book was published in the '70s this kind of info was still clasified :P
The PZL 11F had four MG while the 24 had two MG and two cannons , quite impressive for 1939.
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Posted: March 21, 2005 11:14 pm
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QUOTE (109 @ Mar 22 2005, 04:57 AM)
while the [P]24 had two MG and two cannons , quite impressive for 1939.

The P.Z.L. P.24E in ARR service had only a pair of 7.92 mm MGs, quite inadequate for 1940...

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