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Fans of aviation will be immediately familiar with Frank Nicholas Piasecki and his engineering achievements. However, who were these “other Polish designers”? They were the leading experts in their respective areas of expertise, but due to the conditions imposed upon them by history very few people will associate their names with machines such as DH-106 Comet, Westland Lynx, Caravelle, or the icon of passenger aviation: the Concorde.
Few other professional groups of Polish intelligentsia contributed so much to the material and spiritual achievements of global engineering ideas. They created and executed research programmes, courageous scientific and technical designs, and they also glorified Polish engineering ideas on all continents. Frank Piasecki was born in the New World but all the other protagonists of our exhibition were born on the old continent.
These "others" are forgotten Polish engineers to whom the present exhibition is dedicated.