The project stormtrooper PZL-230F Scorpion. Poland

Work on the creation of this, the outside is very exotic military aircraft began in 1990. Polish Air Force requirement to anticipate the development of a universal battle machine designed for the specific support of the troops, reconnaissance, and anti-attack aircraft, helicopters and UAVs (similar to the concept of a combat aircraft SABA studied in England in the 1980s). Initially aircraft PZL-230 was planned to equip with 2 PT6A-67A turboprop with a pusher propeller. In the coming of the machine has been revised, instead of the theater, it was decided to apply the two turbofan engines with high bypass ratio (newcomer modification "Scorpion" was designated PZL-230F). Supposed plane will own the "maneuverability"-the ability to make controlled flight at angles of attack up to 50 °. At 180 ° plane had to turn around in just 5 seconds.

In 1993 he was made a full-scale model of the aircraft, but in 1994 the Ministry of Defence of Poland said the suspension of work on the program there, "Scorpio", concentrating the main efforts in the development, at first, more conventional aircraft M-99, was developed on the basis of already existing structures CF 1 — 22. In the forthcoming if Poland will find partners programmke PZL-230F, work can be resumed.

Design. Plane made on a "duck" with a smooth blending of the wing and fuselage. Vertical V-shaped tail. The engines are located in separate pods on pylons in the tail section. Design in the main glider is made of composite materials. Introduced some elements of the technology "Stealth". Ejection seat Martin Baker MK.10L inclined at an angle of 34 °, which should allow the pilot to withstand the steady overload up to 9 units. Reservations cockpit protects the pilot from bullets up to 12.7 mm.

Power plant. Two Pratt & Whitney turbofan Canada PW305 (2 x 2380 kgf), Garrett ATF3 (x 2 x 2480 kg) or Textron Lycoming LF505 (x 2 x 2840 kg).

Equipment. Polish and western avionics proizvodstva.INS, HUD, multifunction cockpit display on color ELT.Imeetsya EDSU.

Weaponry. The integrated 4-barrel cannon General Electric GAU-12 / U (25 mm, 300 rounds). Under the fuselage likely suspension of a stronger 30mm seven-barrel cannon General Electric GAU-8 (designed to attack aircraft Fairchild A-10A). Bomb (including CC), guided missiles and rockets "air-to-air" and "air-to-surface" at 13 sites outside of the suspension.

TTH: Span-10m, length-12 aircraft, 1 m, height-4, 2m, wing area-25, 4 meters, takeoff weight-10000kg, empty weight-3600kg, the weight of the load on the external nodes-to 4000kg, maximum speed-1040km / h, service ceiling-12000m, battle range-300km, 370m-off distance.

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