Salamandra is the name of a transition glider designed by engineer Wacław Czerwiński, which was famous before the war. This WWS-1 “Salamandra” glider built in Wojskowe Warsztaty Szybowcowe (Military Glider Workshop) in Krakow was flown for the first time in 1936 and after a series of successful trials, mass production of the glider was launched.
This glider allowed, among others, carrying out sailing flights under weak thermal conditions.
During the German invasion in September 1939 most “Salamandra” gliders were destroyed. The only specimen of Salamandra preserved by Poles survived the whole period of occupation in Goleszow.
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