WWI Polish CWL WZ-X Aircraft Paper Model Free Download

WWI Polish CWL WZ-X Aircraft Paper Model Free Download

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WWI Polish CWL WZ-X Aircraft Paper Model Free DownloadThis WWI plane paper model is the Polish CWL WZ-X fighter, it is from modele-kartonowe. The scale of this paper model is 1:33. The WZ-X was the Polish reconnaissance aircraft designed in the mid-1920s and manufactured in the Centralne Warsztaty Lotnicze (CWL) - Central Aviation Workshops in Warsaw. It was the first combat aircraft of own design built in Poland, in a small series.

The aircraft was designed by Władysław Zalewski, as his tenth design (Zalewski had already constructed aircraft for the Russian Air Force during the World War I). Work started in 1923, and the first prototype was flown in August 1926. Another airframe was built for static trials. Flight trials were successful: its performance was at least as good as the Breguet 19, and better than the Potez 25. However, maintenance was more difficult.

In 1927, three pre-series aircraft were built (designated WZ-X/II, WZ-X/III, WZ-X/IV). The first two of these were fitted with the same Lorraine-Dietrich 12Eb 478 hp W engine used by the prototype, while the other had a Gnome et Rhône Jupiter 9a 530 hp radial engine with four-blade propeller.

The WZ-X did not enter serial production, because Poland had already bought many Breguet 19 aircraft from France, and started production under licence of the Potez 25 of the same class. Three WZ-Xs were given to aviation schools, where one or two survived in Dęblin until 1939.

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