RWD 8 Estonian made
Type
2-seat trainer
Engine
1  PZlnz Junior
Dimensions
Length 8,0 m, height 2,3 m, span 11,0 m, wing area 19,50 m2
Weights
Empty 480 kg, loaded 730 kg
Performance
Max. speed 175 km/h, cruising speed 140 km/h, stall speed 75 km/h, range 500 km, service ceiling 5000 m, rate of climb 282 m/min.
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
 
8
ES-RWD, SB+AJ
Built by the Tallinn Aircraft Depot. Registered in 1934. Used by the Sonderstaffel Buschman
RWD-8 was a Polish plane designed and produced in the early thirties. Its main role was to be a basic trainer aircraft. It was produced by two different factories simultaneously: PWS and DWL - both versions had some minor differences. PWS factory produced aircraft for both military and civilian use, while DWL focused exclusively on civilian. In total over 550 RWD-8 planes were produced, making it the most numerous Polish plane of its time. RWD-8 was used for liaison and reconnaissance missions during the Defense War of September 1939. Small number of planes were sold to Palestine, Spain, Morocco and Brazil. Moreover, Estonia bought a license to produce RWD-8s. Some of the planes withdrawn from Poland after September 1939 were used by Romanian and Hungarian air forces.