Aero AE.04

The Aero Ae.04 was a Czechoslovakian biplane fighter aircraft of 1921.

A development of the Ae.02, it was no more successful than its predecessor in attracting purchase orders, and it flew only in prototype form.

Undaunted by the lack of interest, development continued as the A.18.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

5.6 m (18 ft 4 in)

Wingspan

7.7 m (25 ft 3 in)

Wing area

14.6 m2 (157 sq ft)

Empty weight

670 kg (1,477 lb)

Gross weight

900 kg (1,984 lb)

Powerplant

1 × BMW IIIa 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 138 kW (185 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

225 km/h (140 mph, 121 kn)

Cruise speed

185 km/h (115 mph, 100 kn)

Endurance

1 hour

Service ceiling

6,000 m (20,000 ft)

Time to altitude

5,000 m (16,000 ft) in 14 minutes

Armament

2 x synchronised 7.92 mm (0.312 in) Vickers machine guns.

 

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