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Aero A.26

A.26

National origin: Czechoslovakia
Manufacturer: Aero Vodochody
First flight: 1923
Developed from: Hansa-Brandenburg B.I

The Aero A.26 was a Czechoslovakian military reconnaissance biplane aircraft built by Aero Vodochody in the 1920s. It was Aero's last design to be based on the Hansa-Brandenburg B.I aircraft that the company had been building under licence during World War I as the Ae.10.

It first flew in 1923 and a small series was built. They were later used in the Czechoslovak civilian aviation.

Specifications

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General characteristics

Crew: two, pilot and observer
Length: 8.30 m (27 ft 4 in)
Wingspan: 12.30 m (40 ft 4 in)
Height: ()
Wing area: 38.5 m (414 ft)
Empty weight: 882 kg (1,940 lb)
Loaded weight: 1,196 kg (2,631 lb)
Powerplant: 1x BMW IIIa 6-cylinder, water-cooled inline engine, 138 kW (185 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 158 km/h (knots, 99 mph)
Cruise speed: 120 km/h
Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,680 ft)
Rate of climb: 135 m/min (443 ft/min)
Wing loading: 31 kg/m (6.3 lb/ft)
Power/mass: 120 W/kg (0.07 hp/lb)

Armament

1 x Machine-gun
Light bombs

Operators

Czechoslovakia

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