PZL P.11 C

Grzegorz Szymanowski, Robert Wasik, Rafal Lebioda, Vitor Costa, Andrzej Marchwicki, Wojciech Buba

In mid-1909, Meller's factory made the first aircraft, according to the brothers Wright model of Flyer A. It was constructed by experienced factory engineer Jevgrafov (Н.П. Евграфов).
Date Published :
December 2021
Publisher :
Series :
Famous Airplanes
Illustration :
Color profiles, 504 color and archival photos, drawing sheets
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788366673649
Pages : 204
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The most complete book about the Polish fighter PZL P.11 C for modelers .

If you were to ask about the symbolic aircraft of the desperate defense of Polish sky during the tragic month of September ’39, without any doubt the answer should be one – the PZL P.11c. Although older machines (PZL P.7a and P.11a) fought next to it, the mentioned variant was a true backbone of the defense force. Pilots liked P.11c but in all publications it is described as “obsolete." It was the penultimate stage in the evolution of a long line of fighter planes, no longer having the disadvantages of the “infant period,” but also actually constituting a closed alley in the evolution of this type of design. The PZL P.11g modification showed that the already mature construction can only be improved to a small extent.

Being an export alternative, faster, equipped with a much more powerful engine and better armed PZL P.24 were actually the end of the possibilities of high wing strut aircraft. This was understood in Poland, where design offices were no longer involved in the further development of such structures (P.11g was just an emergency attempt to obtain not the most modern, but an efficient fighter). Unfortunately, it was not possible to produce or buy a successor abroad on time. That is why Poland entered the conflict equipped with fighter planes, once belonging to the world leaders, but giving way to the latest enemy machines.


"​Highly recommended."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"Such extensive coverage merits hearty praise, especially if you're a modeler."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"...probably the most complete book on the type for both enthusiasts and modelers..."

- ModelingMadness.Com

"To make this a complete reference book, there are sections on history, use, references museum photos, TM illustrations, as well as building all the recent PZL P.11c kits released from Arma hobby, IBG, & Mirage."

- Modelers Alliance

"...a truly interesting piece of reference work, and one that will surely fill the bill for any enthusiast of this small but memorable Polish fighter plane."

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