PZL-230F Skorpion

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Unread post22 Jun 2009, 13:10

Have you ever seen such a strange little jet as this one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PZL-230_Skorpion

At 31 feet long, it was even smaller than the Gripen or Tejas. The engine-vertical tail combo brings to mind the SR-71, but it was designed to be a subsonic attack plane. Despite having little stubby wings and a mostly-fuselage planform, it was designed for STOL. I suppose that body lift played a big role here? It was even determined that the proposed canards weren't needed. Too bad the program was cancelled; it looks like it could have turned out to be quite a cool little plane.

You just don't see this obscure thing discussed very much.
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Unread post22 Jun 2009, 15:51

Sounds like/looks like it never got past the mock-up stage.
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Unread post22 Jun 2009, 21:05

It looks like two Gripens rear-ended the YF-23 on takeoff roll.

Might wanna get his insurance information. :lol:
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Unread post18 Jul 2009, 21:19

Heck, I want one for a personal bird :-P
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Unread post18 Jul 2009, 22:30

Is that the latest answer to a jet version of the Smart Car? :lol:

I think those of the Coors Silver Bullet's ilk in days of yore have it beat in the size department. However, I think that it is pretty slick! 8)
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Unread post05 Nov 2011, 08:52

This brilliant model of one of my all time favorite aircraft (albeit sadly it never got off the ground). I'm playing it virtually constantly so I had to make my first ever post to say big thanks. Love the skins too. Not that much improvement could be made to the great work you have already done, but you mention the possibility of a Skorpion specific 'pit; is that likely to happen?
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Unread post03 Dec 2011, 01:27

I'd say point defense fighter. I think they should have a handful at every airport and bace in the country. Home land defense.
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Unread post08 Dec 2011, 17:24

I search on you tube about this PZL-230F skorpion and comes up with this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVnGF8XbgcA
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Unread post08 Dec 2011, 18:07

It would make for one heck of a personal privately owned plane to buzz around in that's for sure. I'd like one to help me pick up some chicks!
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Unread post10 Dec 2011, 06:23

Couldn't agree more to that, but with this? you cannot pick up SOME chicks, it will be A LOT of chicks
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Unread post02 Apr 2012, 19:28

americaneagle wrote:Couldn't agree more to that, but with this? you cannot pick up SOME chicks, it will be A LOT of chicks


not that you could ever get to second base in a single seater...
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Unread post03 Apr 2012, 01:31

Actually that's not true.

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