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Glider: SZD-12 Mucha 100

SZD-12 Mucha 100
training and intermediate performance glider

  • Technical data

Span 15.0 m
Length 7.0 m
Wing area 15.0 m2
Empty weight 195 kg
Take-off weight 290 kg
Glide ratio 24 at optimum 70 km/h speed
Sink rate 0.76 m/s at 62 km/h economy speed
Minimum speed 55 km/h
Max. diving speed 220 km/h


A training and performance single seater glider of wooden construction and a cantilever high-wing configuration.

In 1947–1948 at the Gliding Institute in Bielsko-Biała there was designed one of the most popular after-war gliders - the Mucha (fly). Its "parents" were engineers: Irena Kaniewska and Franciszek Kotowski. The Mucha in variants Mucha-bis and Mucha-ter entered series production in 1949 and went into mass use with aeroclubs.

The Mucha 100 glider appeared as a result of the experience gained during the use of the 136 examples of the Mucha-bis and the Mucha-ter in aero clubs. The main designers were the engineers: Władysław Okarmus, Zbigniew Badura and Jan Dyrek. The first flight of the Mucha 100 glider was carried out by Adam Zientek on 14th November 1953. Just after that, the Krosno Gliders Works started production series of 84 examples.

In the consecutive years, a few minor improvements were introduced, what changed the designation of the glider to the Mucha 100 A. In total, 290 Mucha 100 gliders were built, including 70 examples built for export to Switzerland, German Democratic Republic, Italy and the Soviet Union. The glider was also built on licence in the People's Republic of China.



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