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BH-22
Role Military trainer
Manufacturer Avia
Designer Pavel Beneš and Miroslav Hajn
Number built 30

The Avia BH-22 was a trainer aircraft built in Czechoslovakia in 1925, based on the BH-21 fighter. The overall weight was reduced, while the structure was strengthened overall to allow for aerobatics. The weapons of the BH-21 were deleted and replaced by a camera gun. The type saw long service as a special aerobatic trainer and eventually several examples found their way into Czechoslovakia's aero clubs.

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and instructor
  • Length: 6.87 m (22 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.90 m (29 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 22.0 m2 (237 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 686 kg (1,512 lb)
  • Gross weight: 860 kg (1,896 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Skoda-built Hispano-Suiza 8Aa, 134 kW (180 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 216 km/h (134 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 6,200 m (20,341 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 3.8 m/s (745 ft/min)

See also

{{aircontent BH-17 - BH-21 - BH-23 - BH-33 BH-19 - BH-20 - BH-21 - BH-22 - BH-23 - BH-25 - BH-26 }}

References

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 86. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 889 Sheet 86. 
  • Němeček, V. (1968). Československá letadla. Praha: Naše Vojsko.

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