PZL-Mielec Lim-6

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The Lim-6 (NATO reporting name Fresco) was a Polish attack aircraft used between 1961 and 1992 by the Polish Air Force.wikipedia
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PZL

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The first Lim-5 was built in WSK-Mielec on November 28, 1956, replacing the production of the Lim-2 (MiG-15bis).
It manufactured mostly licensed Soviet types, such as the Antonov An-2 transport biplane and early jet fighters: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (as Lim-1 and Lim-2) and Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (as Lim-5 and Lim-6).

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17

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It was a variant of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17/Lim-5. In 1955 Poland bought a licence for the manufacturing of the Soviet MiG-17, the basic jet fighter of Warsaw Pact countries.
The MiG-17 was license-built in China as the Shenyang J-5 and Poland as the PZL-Mielec Lim-6.

1963 in aviation

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In 1963 the Poles started production of the final variant of the attack plane, the Lim-6bis.

Guinea-Bissau Air Force

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Former inventory: Yakovlev Yak-40, Dornier Do 27, PZL-Mielec Lim-6, North American T-6, Antonov An-2, Reims-Cessna FTB.337, Douglas DC-3, Antonov An-26, Mil Mi-4

PZL Mielec

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It was a licensed producer of Soviet-designed jet fighters MiG-15 (produced as Lim-1), MiG-15bis (Lim-2), MiG-17 (Lim-5), and their Polish-developed variants: trainer SBLim-1 and 2 and an attack plane Lim-6.

NATO reporting name

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The Lim-6 (NATO reporting name Fresco) was a Polish attack aircraft used between 1961 and 1992 by the Polish Air Force.

Poland

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The Lim-6 (NATO reporting name Fresco) was a Polish attack aircraft used between 1961 and 1992 by the Polish Air Force.

Attack aircraft

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The Lim-6 (NATO reporting name Fresco) was a Polish attack aircraft used between 1961 and 1992 by the Polish Air Force.

Polish Air Force

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The Lim-6 (NATO reporting name Fresco) was a Polish attack aircraft used between 1961 and 1992 by the Polish Air Force. By 1961, 60 Lim-5M's were built and from November 1961 given to the Polish Air Force.

1955 in aviation

1955April 1955August 11
In 1955 Poland bought a licence for the manufacturing of the Soviet MiG-17, the basic jet fighter of Warsaw Pact countries.

Warsaw Pact

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In 1955 Poland bought a licence for the manufacturing of the Soviet MiG-17, the basic jet fighter of Warsaw Pact countries.

1956 in aviation

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The first Lim-5 was built in WSK-Mielec on November 28, 1956, replacing the production of the Lim-2 (MiG-15bis).

1960 in aviation

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By production's end in 1960, 477 Lim-5s were built, becoming Poland's basic fighter.

Reconnaissance

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(This number includes the Lim-5R reconnaissance variant, equipped with an AFA-39 camera).

Camera

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(This number includes the Lim-5R reconnaissance variant, equipped with an AFA-39 camera).

1959 in aviation

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From 1959 Poland began to license-produce the MiG-17PF interceptor, equipped with the Izumrud-5 (RP-5) radar, as the Lim-5P.

Interceptor aircraft

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From 1959 Poland began to license-produce the MiG-17PF interceptor, equipped with the Izumrud-5 (RP-5) radar, as the Lim-5P.

Radar

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From 1959 Poland began to license-produce the MiG-17PF interceptor, equipped with the Izumrud-5 (RP-5) radar, as the Lim-5P.

Landing gear

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It had double undercarriage wheels, a braking parachute and attachments for RATO.

Parachute

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It had double undercarriage wheels, a braking parachute and attachments for RATO.

JATO

RATOrocket-assisted take offjet-assisted takeoff
It had double undercarriage wheels, a braking parachute and attachments for RATO.

S-5 rocket

S-557mm multiple rocketARS-57 57 mm rockets
Instead of two bombs, it could carry two launchers for eight 57 mm rockets S-5.

1961 in aviation

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By 1961, 60 Lim-5M's were built and from November 1961 given to the Polish Air Force.

Blown flap

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They introduced new blown flaps, but tests showed problems with the modified Lis-6 jet engine and the aircraft were not given to the Air Force.

Jet engine

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They introduced new blown flaps, but tests showed problems with the modified Lis-6 jet engine and the aircraft were not given to the Air Force.