Aero A.20

1st Flight 1923

The A.20 was a biplane with a Hispano Suiza 8Fb engine, which was built under license in the Skoda plant,  which had a capacity of 300 hp,  with its two synchronized Vickers machine guns, the A.20 seemed to fit the fighter profile.

Sadly only one prototype was built as no interest was shown.

Specifications

Crew: 1

Length: 6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)

Wingspan: 9.7 m (31 ft 10 in)

Wing area: 23.3 m2 (251 sq ft)

Empty weight: 784 kg (1,728 lb)

Max take-off weight: 1,080 kg (2,381 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Skoda-built Hispano-Suiza 8Fb V-8 water-cooled piston engine, 220 kW (300 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 225 km/h (140 mph, 121 kn)

Service ceiling: 7,500 m (24,600 ft)

Rate of climb: 5.88 m/s (1,157 ft/min)

Armament

Guns: 2× 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Vickers machine guns.

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