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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The RWD-5 was a Polish touring and sports plane of 1931, a two-seat high-wing monoplane, constructed by the RWD team. It was made famous by its transatlantic flight, being the smallest aircraft to cross the Atlantic. The RWD-5 was constructed by the RWD team of Stanis aw Rogalski, Stanis aw Wigura and Jerzy Drzewiecki (their designs were named RWD after their initial letters). It was a further development of earlier RWD aircraft series (RWD-1, -2, -3 and -7), especially of its direct predecessor, the RWD-4. It shared the same wing shape and construction, while the fuselage was totally new, constructed of steel frame, unlike its wooden predecessors. The fuselage had a modern shape and a closed canopy with panoramic windows (earlier models had atypical fish-shaped fuselages with no direct forward view from the pilot's seat).show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Onym Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136261529
  • 9786136261522