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BH-23
Role Military trainer
Manufacturer Avia
Designer Pavel Beneš and Miroslav Hajn
First flight 1926
Number built 2

The Avia BH-23 was a prototype night fighter aircraft built in Czechoslovakia in 1926. The design was derived from the BH-21 day fighter, incorporating the structural changes made in the BH-22 trainer, and the type was originally designated BH-22N. Searchlights and other night-flying equipment were added, but the Czechoslovak Air Force were not interested in the project and no sale resulted.

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Length: 6.87 m (22 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.90 m (29 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.74 m (9 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 22.0 m2 (237 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 705 kg (1,554 lb)
  • Gross weight: 879 kg (1,938 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Skoda-built Hispano-Suiza 8Aa, 134 kW (180 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph)

See also

{{aircontent BH-17 - BH-21 - BH-22 - BH-33 BH-20 - BH-21 - BH-22 - BH-23 - BH-25 - BH-26 - BH-27 }}

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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