Aero A.26

1st Flight 1923

The Aero A.26 was a Czechoslovakian military reconnaissance biplane aircraft.

It was Aero’s last design to be based on the Hansa-Brandenburg B.I aircraft that the company had been building under licence during World War I as the Ae.10.

Specifications

Crew: 2

Length: 8.3 m (27 ft 3 in)

Wingspan: 12.3 m (40 ft 4 in)

Wing area: 38.5 m2 (414 sq ft)

Empty weight: 882 kg (1,944 lb)

Gross weight: 1,196 kg (2,637 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × BMW IIIa 6-cylinder water-cooled in-line piston engine, 138 kW (185 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 158 km/h (98 mph, 85 kn)

Cruise speed: 120 km/h (75 mph, 65 kn)

Service ceiling: 6,000 m (20,000 ft)

Rate of climb: 2.25 m/s (443 ft/min)

Wing loading: 31 kg/m2 (6.3 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 0.120 kW/kg (0.073 hp/lb)

Armament

1 × Machine-gun

Light bombs.

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