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A.26
Role reconnaissance
National origin Czechoslovakia
Manufacturer Aero Vodochody
First flight 1923
Developed from Hansa-Brandenburg B.I

The Aero A.26 was a Czechoslovakian military reconnaissance biplane aircraft built by Aero Vodochody in the 1920s. It was Aero's last design to be based on the Hansa-Brandenburg B.I aircraft that the company had been building under licence during World War I as the Ae.10. It first flew in 1923 and a small series was built. They were later used in the Czechoslovak civilian aviation.

Specifications

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General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and observer
  • Length: 8.30 m (27 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.30 m (40 ft 4 in)
  • Height: ()
  • Wing area: 38.5 m² (414 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 882 kg (1,940 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 1,196 kg (2,631 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × BMW IIIa 6-cylinder, water-cooled inline engine, 138 kW (185 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 158 km/h (knots, 99 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 120 km/h
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,680 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 135 m/min (443 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 31 kg/m² (6.3 lb/ft²)
  • Power/mass: 120 W/kg (0.07 hp/lb)

Armament

  • 1 × Machine-gun
  • Light bombs
  • Operators

    •  Czechoslovakia

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