COBI PLZ 23 Karas (5751)
New for 2023, the COBI PLZ 23 Karas (5751) is a 1:32 scale, Lego compatible brick set that represents the obscure polish PLZ 23 Karas bomber aircraft. Learn more about the aircrafts history below in below. The COBI PLZ 23 Karas features 620 lego compatible (fit and quality) building brick parts as well as very specific COBI parts the help make this brick Karas aircraft super realistic for display or play.
The COBI PLZ 23 Karas (5751) features a translucent double leg COBI aircraft display and we are still awaiting numbers on how many figures it will include. The COBI 5751 will most likely arrive in the USA in very small numbers so this will be a collector set for sure. Also check out the other COBI 1:32 Polish PZL P11C set here that we only received a few of.
How Big is the COBI Karas 5751?
So far we do not have the final dimensions but the set is 1:32nd scale so it will be fairly large. Looking for something smaller? check out the COBI 1:48 scale series here.
Plish PLZ 23 Karas History:
The PZL.23 Karaś (crucian carp) was a Polish light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft designed in the early 1930s by PZL in Warsaw.
During the interwar period, the Polish High Command had placed considerable emphasis upon the role of armed aerial reconnaissance aircraft. To meet this interest, during 1931, PZL decided to embark on the development of a new combat aircraft to meet this role. An earlier proposal for a fast single-engine passenger airliner, designated the PZL.13, was adopted as the basis of the new design. The new aircraft, which was designated as the PZL.23, a relatively modern design, which integrated features such as an all-metal body and unconventional wing construction. As the British Bristol Pegasus radial engine was licensed for use in Poland only, export aircraft were instead equipped with the Gnome-Rhône 14K engine. Powered as such and along with some airframe changes, the PZL.23 became the PZL.43 Karaś.
It was the primary Polish reconnaissance bomber in use during the invasion of Poland. On 2 September 1939, a single PZL.23B of the 21st Escadrille was responsible for the bombing of a factory in Ohlau, inside Germany; the attack represented the first bombing raid to be conducted against a target in territory within the Third Reich. During the following days, the PZL.23 bomber escadrilles were deployed to attack several advancing German armored columns; they often conducted these attacks at low altitudes, which made them vulnerable to anti-aircraft fire. By the end of 1939, around 120 PZL.23s (86 per cent of the Polish Air Force’s inventory of the type) were destroyed; however, of these, only 67 had been lost as a direct result of enemy actions.
For more information on the real aircraft that inspired the COBI PLZ 23 Karas (5751) visit the wikipedia page here.
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