IAR CV 11

1st Flight 1930

The IAR CV 11 was a Romanian fighter prototype in 1930, designed by Elie Carafoli, and it was IAR’s first original aircraft.

Only one aircraft was built, it crashed on the 9th of December 1931, killing its pilot, Romanian Capitan aviator Romeo Popescu.

Specifications

Crew: 1

Length: 6.98 m (22 ft 11 in)

Wingspan: 11.5 m (37 ft 9 in)

Height: 2.46 m (8 ft 1 in)

Wing area: 19.8 m2 (213 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,100 kg (2,425 lb)

Gross weight: 1,510 kg (3,329 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Mc V-12 water-cooled piston engine, 370 kW (500 hp)

Propellers: 2-bladed variable-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed: 329.7 km/h (204.9 mph, 178.0 kn)

Stall speed: 109.5 km/h (68.0 mph, 59.1 kn)

Service ceiling: 9,500 m (31,200 ft)

Absolute ceiling: 9,800 m (32,200 ft)

Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 1 minute 12 seconds

5,000 m (16,000 ft) in 7 minute 57 seconds

1,000 m (3,300 ft) in 19 minute 22 seconds

Wing loading: 83 kg/m2 (17 lb/sq ft)

Power/mass: 5.5 lb/hp (3.3 kg/kW)

Armament

Guns: 2 x 0.303 in (7.70 mm) Vickers machine guns.

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