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Avia BH-9

The Avia BH-9 was a sports plane built in Czechoslovakia in 1923, based on the BH-5.

As with other developments in the BH-1 lineage, the BH-9 was a low-wing braced monoplane that accommodated the pilot and passenger in tandem, open cockpits.

The BH-9’s structure was strengthened to allow the use of a higher-power engine than in its predecessors, and for the first time, this was a domestically produced power plant.

The Czechoslovakian Army showed interest in it as a trainer and liaison aircraft, and ordered ten examples under the designation B.9.

Specifications

Crew

One pilot

Capacity

One passenger

Length

6.64 m (21 ft 10 in)

Wingspan

9.72 m (31 ft 11 in)

Height

2.53 m (8 ft 3 in)

Wing area

13.6 m2 (146 sq ft)

Empty weight

345 kg (761 lb)

Gross weight

550 kg (1,213 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Walter NZ 60 radial,

45 kW (60 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed

158 km/h (98 mph, 85 kn)

Range

470 km (290 mi, 250 nmi)

Service ceiling

4,500 m (14,800 ft).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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