ACAZ C.2

1st Flight 1926

Military Users- Prototype.

ACAZ C.2

Built entirely of Duralumin metal, it was an advanced design at the time of its first flight in 1926, but although evaluated by the Belgian Air Force, no orders were placed.

ACAZ C.2

Of conventional biplane construction, the C.2, registered as O-BAFX, later OO-AFX, incorporated one unique feature – all four of its wings were identical and interchangeable.

The aircraft also included space for cameras, allowing it to be used for photo-reconnaissance.

The sole prototype was written off in a crash on 25 January 1933.

ACAZ C.2

Specifications-

Crew: 2

Length: 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)

Wingspan: 12.5 m (41 ft 0 in)

Height: 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)

Wing area: 40.56 m2 (436.6 sq ft)

Empty weight: 1,260 kg (2,778 lb)

Gross weight: 2,070 kg (4,564 lb)

ACAZ C.2

Power plant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Ha V-12 water-cooled piston engine, 340 kW (450 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 250 km/h (160 mph, 130 kn)

Endurance: 3.5 hours at full power

Time to altitude: 6,000 m (20,000 ft) in 35 minutes

Armament

One .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine gun firing through the propeller hub

Two .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis machine guns on a flexible mount for the observer

ACAZ C.2

Credits-

The Complete Book of Fighters-Gordon Swanborough

Wikipedia.

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