ITWL Grot-2 / EM-10 Bielek Bielik

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Aircraft listed as a private aircraft with unknown manufacturer in an aviation museum in Krakow, Poland. At first I thought it was a privately owned BD-10, but it has different canopy and inlets. Its called a Bielik "Eagle".

Could it have been a light military trainer?

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Found it. A search for Bielik aircraft lead to the pictures and information below.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EM-10_Bielik

Test flight video below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peTO1f8PxJI
 
Designed by Edward Morganski and manufactured by the ZRiPSL-Morgansk. Two versions were submitted: Bielik A for the basic training and Bielik B (sometimes called Feniks/Phoenix) for the demanding customers with the better equipment.
 
Sorry to open up an old thread but had to put my 2 cents in. This little airplane is fantastic. Really like it. Surprised it is not operational somewhere as a trainer or small attack/fighter. Great looking aircraft in my opinion. Looks like it performs well too.
 
Model of Polish Air Force Technical Institute (ITWL – Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lotniczych) Grot-2 trainer.

Artist's impression of ITWL Grot-2.

Source:
http://theaviationist.com/tag/bae-systems/#.UjylVBBjPYQ
http://www.defence24.pl/news_grot-2-bedzie-nastepca-su-22
http://www.armadninoviny.cz/grot-2-koncept-polske-lehke-stihacky.html
www.glebacomposites.com/portfolio/
 

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