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The ANBO II was a parasol-wing monoplane aircraft that was constructed in Lithuania in 1927 with the purpose of serving as a pilot trainer for the Army.

In 1931, it was retrofitted with a more powerful engine for the Aero Club of Lithuania, but unfortunately, it was involved in a crash in 1934 and was deemed irreparable.

Between 2012 and 2016, Rolandas Kalinauskas and Arvydas Šabrinskas undertook the task of constructing a full-size flying replica of the ANBO II.

However, due to the challenges encountered in obtaining an original Walter engine, a Russian-made Shvetsov M-11 engine, which had similar parameters, was utilized instead.

The restored ANBO II underwent a test flight on 18 October 2016, and it was primarily utilized for air shows, with both constructors donning Lithuanian Air Force uniforms from the 1920s-1930s.

Regrettably, in 2021, Arvydas Šabrinskas was flying the ANBO II over Cesis Airfield, Priekuļi, Latvia when the engine stalled at an altitude of 20-30 meters, causing the aircraft to crash.

Tragically, Šabrinskas lost his life in the accident.





6.75 m (22 ft 2 in)


10.72 m (35 ft 2 in)

Wing area

20 m2 (215 sq ft)

Empty weight

280 kg (620 lb)

Gross weight

550 kg (1,210 lb)


1 × Walter NZ 60 , 45 kW (60 hp)


Maximum speed

160 km/h (100 mph, 87 kn)

Service ceiling

3,500 m (11,500 ft)

Rate of climb

2.1 m/s (410 ft/min)

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