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Aero A.38 Aircraft Information

Aero A.38

A.38

Manufacturer: Aero Vodochody
Primary users: Československ Stxtnx Aerolinie CIDNA
Developed from: Aero A.35

The Aero A.38 was a Czechoslovakian biplane airliner of the 1920s and 30s. Following the relatively modern A.35, this aircraft was something of a throwback, marrying a fuselage derived from the A.35 to wings copied from the A.23. A few served with CSA, and others with French airline Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Arienne. These latter aircraft were powered by a French Gnome-Rhxne engine instead.

Variants

A.38-1 : Fitted with a Walter-built Bristol Jupiter radial piston engine. Three built.
A.38-2 : Fitted with a Gnome-Rhone Jupiter 9A2 radial piston engine. Two built.

Specifications (A.38)

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General characteristics

Crew: Two (pilot and mechanic)
Capacity: 8 passengers
Length: 12.8 m (42 ft 0 in)
Wingspan: 16.6 m (54 ft 5 in)
Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 67 m (721 ft)
Empty weight: 1,740 kg (3,828 lb)
Loaded weight: 3,150 kg (6,930 lb)
Powerplant: 1x Walter-built Bristol Jupiter piston engine, 313 kW (420 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 190 km/h (103 knots, 119 mph)
Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,744 ft)
Rate of climb: 106 m/min (348 ft/min)
Wing loading: 47 kg/m (9.6 lb/ft)
Power/mass: 0.10 kW/kg (0.06 hp/lb)

Related development Aero A.23 - Aero A.35

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