RWD - 8

RWD-8 in Latvian markings RWD-8 captured and in Soviet markings Photo of RWD-8 captured by Soviets

Source: Polish aircraft, interned in September 1939.

Acquired: Flown to Latvia by Polish aviators when the Germans invaded Poland.

Type: 2-seat trainer

Engine: 110 hp PZL Junior

Length: 8.0 m
Wing Span: 11.0 m
Height: 2.30 m
Max Speed: 170 kph

Range: 435 km

Maximum Ceiling: 4200 m

Known Serial Numbers: 197 (confirmed). The serial numbers assigned were
          probably 192 - 211.


- Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
- Glass, Andrzej Ewakuacja in AERO-Technika Lotnicza magazine, 10-12 / 1990

My thanks to Peter Mikolajski, Carl-Fredrik Geust and other members of the Air Warfare Forum for their help in the research for this item.
Profiles courtesy of Arvo Vercamer

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