Aviation Museum Košice


PZL TS-11 Iskra Bis D

TS-11 Iskra Bis D. Photo: K. Pankuch Light attack and reconnaissance aircraft manufactured in Poland. Gift to Aviation museum by government of Poland.

First prototype of PZL TS-11 Iskra flew on February 5., 1950. There were built more than 500 aircrafts in few versions. 50 of them were bought by Indian Air Force.

Specifications of TS-11 Iskra Bis DF:

wing span: 10,06 m
length: 11,17 m
height: 3,50 m
wing area: 17,50 m2
- empty aircraft 2560 kg
- normal take-off 3800 kg
- maximal take-off 3840 kg
internal fuel tanks: 1200 l
engine: Instytut Lotnictwa (PZL Rzeszow)
maximal thrust: 10,79 kN
maximal speed: in altitude 5000 m 770 km/h
range: 1260 km
service ceiling: 11000 m


Brief history of plane exhibited in Museum:TS-11 Iskra Bis D. Photo: K. Pankuch

PZL TS-11 Iskra Bis D "1211" PZL TS-11 Iskra Bis D "1211" PZL TS-11 Iskra Bis D "1211"
Symbol painted on planes repaired on WZL-2 Bydgoszcz Official insignia of 58 LPSz (Deblin) Official insignia of 40PLMB (Swidwin)

I would like to thank to Piotr Michno, Lotnictwo.NET, for his extra information about "1211" history and additional photos.