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Role: Trainer
National origin: Yugoslavia
Manufacturer: Prva Srpska Fabrika Aeroplana Zivojin Rogozarski, Belgrade
Designer: Eng. Viljem Šuster
First flight: 1930
Retired: 1937
Status: inactive
Primary user: Yugoslav Royal Air Force
Number built: 1

The Rogozarski AZR was a single-engined, two-seat biplane aircraft designed as a trainer in Yugoslavia before World War II. It was designed and built at the Rogozarski factory in Belgrade.

Design and development

William Schuster, a flight engineer, designed the AZR at the end of 1929. The first test flight of the prototype was conducted by a factory test pilot on 5 November 1930. The aircraft was a biplane with the lower wing smaller than the upper. It was equipped with a seven cylinder Walter Castor air-cooled radial engine of 240 hp and a wooden double-bladed propeller. The plane had dual controls, the two crew (pilot and flight instructor), sat one behind the other. It was to be employed as an intermediate trainer, replacing the outdated Hansa-Brandenburg C.I. The fuselage, which was of rectangular cross-section, was made ​​of wood and covered with plywood. The wings had rounded ends, each was connected by a pair of metal struts and wire tensioners. Construction of the wing involved the use of wood covered with canvas. The landing gear was fixed and had no axle..

Aircraft Picture - A Walter Closter engine that was installed in the Rogozarski AZR

Airplane Picture - A Walter Closter engine that was installed in the Rogozarski AZR

Operational history

After the completion of factory tests, the aircraft was examined by the Yugoslav Royal Air Force Commission but it did not allow mass production due to a number of perceived shortcomings in the machines' handling. The aircraft was only used in 1931 for advertising purposes, demonstration flights and participation in air shows. It also competeted in the King's Cup and the like; AZR still hoped to come to some arrangement with the military. This did not happen, Rogozarski withdrew from aircraft design, the prototype was registered as a civilian plane and used by the factory. It received the civil registration UN-PAU. In the meantime, the economic situation was such that the AZR was standing in its hangar, waiting for better days; despite bank loans, there was a distinct lack of orders and the company went bankrupt in 1933.

Circumstances improved in the summer of 1934 when the Yugoslav Air Force bought the AZR and the fortunes of the factory improved, becoming a shareholder company. The AZR was used as a trainer until 1937.

Operators

Kingdom of Yugoslavia

Royal Yugoslav Air Force 1 aircraft

Specifications

Data from :Janić, Čedomir. "Rogožarski AŽR" (in (Serbian)). Aeromagazin 17 (-{YU}--BB Soft),p 34. ISSN:1450-6068.

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 7.55 m (24 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 10.55 m (34 ft 7 in)
Height: 3.05 m (10 ft 0 in)
Wing area: 27.00 m (290.6 sq ft)
Empty weight: 859 kg (1,894 lb)
Gross weight: 1,433 kg (3,159 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Walter Castor, (7-cylinder radial), 176 kW (236 hp)
Propellers: 2-bladed

Performance

Range: 745 km (463 mi; 402 nmi)
Service ceiling: 5,320 m (17,454 ft)
Rate of climb: 4.78 m/s (941 ft/min)

Yugoslav Royal Air Force
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Grey, C.G. (1972). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1938. London: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-5734-4.

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