PZL-106 Kruk

The PZL -106 Kruk ( German Rabe ) is an agricultural aircraft of the Polish manufacturer PZL. It is a single-engine single-seat low-wing monoplane with fixed landing gear, all-metal construction. It is fitted as standard with a spray.


The first flight took place on 14 April 1973. Between 1973 and 1995, 266 machines of different variants were produced.

Since 2007, the PZL -106 BT 601 " Turbo Kruk " and the PZL -106 BTU -34 built and sold " Turbo Kruk " by EADS PZL ( Airbus Military Division ) again.


The development engineers drew on the experiences that have been made with the types PZL -101 PZL -104. The PZL -106 is extremely robust, agile and has very good flight characteristics. Especially the slow flight characteristics are excellent. This is also due to the fixed slats that are mounted over the entire wing length.


During their deployment in operational agricultural flying the interflight the planes every day up to twelve hours each and completed it up to 100 takeoffs and landings. The refilling of the spray lasted one minute.

Aircraft received

The only currently approved in Germany PZL -106 from the deliveries to the GDR, the D FOAB ( PZL- 106AR ) flying with the original identification DDR -TAB and the D- FOAA. The D- FOAB was delivered with dual controls and was stationed as a trainer for agri squadrons in Leipzig- Mockau. The aircraft was severely damaged during an emergency landing due to engine failure on 11 March 2011, but was rebuilt as a single-seater again and flies since March 28, 2012. The D- FOAA is a PZL- 106A and is overtaken on the airfield Rerik - Zweedorf. She stood up to May 2009 on the airfield Gardelegen and was transferred to fly from there.

Technical data ( PZL- 106A )

Comparable types

  • Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia: Let Z -37
  • United States 48 United States: Piper PA -25
  • Poland Poland: PZL M18 Dromader