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Avia BH-17

BH-17

Manufacturer: Avia
Designed by: Pavel Bene and Miroslav Hajn
First flight: 1924
Primaryuser: Czechoslovakian Air Force
Number built: 24

The Avia BH-17 was a biplane fighter aircraft built in Czechoslovakia in 1924. It was a development of the BH-6 and BH-8, and work on the latter aircraft was cut short in favour of this one. Operational trials in 1924 revealed performance good enough for the Czech Air Force to place an order for 24 examples. In actual service, however, the BH-17 proved unreliable and was soon withdrawn.

Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: one pilot
Length: 6.86 m (22 ft 6 in)
Wingspan: 8.86 m (30 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 21.3 m (229 ft)
Empty weight: 762 kg (1,680 lb)
Gross weight: 1,155 kg (2,546 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Skoda-built Hispano-Suiza 8Fb Vee-8, 230 kW (310 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 235 km/h (146 mph)
Range: 500 km (310 miles)
Service ceiling: 8,000 m (26,000 ft)
Rate of climb: 5.9 m/s (1,170 ft/min)

Armament

2 x fixed, forward-firing .303 Vickers machine guns

Related development BH-6 - BH-8

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp.86.
World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp.File 889 Sheet 86.
Němeček, V. (1968). Československx letadla. Praha: Nae Vojsko.

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