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Avia BH-23


Manufacturer: Avia
Designed by: Pavel Bene and Miroslav Hajn
First flight: 1926
Number built: 2

The Avia BH-23 was a prototype night fighter aircraft built in Czechoslovakia in 1926. The design was derived from the BH-21 day fighter, incorporating the structural changes made in the BH-22 trainer, and the type was originally designated BH-22N. Searchlights and other night-flying equipment were added, but the Czech Air Force were not interested in the project and no sale resulted.


General characteristics

Crew: one, pilot
Length: 6.87 m (22 ft 6 in)
Wingspan: 8.90 m (29 ft 2 in)
Height: 2.74 m (9 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 22.0 m (237 ft)
Empty weight: 705 kg (1,554 lb)
Gross weight: 879 kg (1,938 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Skoda-built Hispano-Suiza 8Aa, 134 kW (180 hp)


Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph)

Related development BH-17 - BH-21 - BH-22 - BH-33

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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