This early post-war utility light aircraft design proved a great export earner for Czechoslovakia; over 700 were built, of which more
than 600 were exported. A good start was made with the Aero 45 's first public appearance, when an early model won the Norton-
Griffiths Trophy in the National Air Races held at Coventry in 1949.
Underlying the type's popularity and success was the design - the
Aero 45 was an all-metal design, the cockpit had single or dual controls (in versions), and the rear bench carried up to three passengers
or could be folded away to stow freight or luggage. The Aero 45 was progressively updated to Super 45 standard; the last version (the 145) had a larger powerplant, but retained the tail wheel. Production ended in 1963.
|A three-view drawing (640 x 352)|
| MODEL||Aero Super 45|
| ENGINE||2 x Walter Minor 4-III piston engines rated at 105hp for take-off|
| Take-off weight||1600 kg||3527 lb|
| Wingspan||12.30 m||40 ft 4 in|
| Length||7.54 m||25 ft 9 in|
| Height||2.30 m||8 ft 7 in|
| Max. speed||270 km/h||168 mph|
| Ceiling||5050 m||16550 ft|
| Range||1600 km||994 miles|
Good aeroplane. I remember the one bAsed at Elstree. 2 walters=music.
The aircraft illustrated is still flying to this day.
|Le Bihan, 09.11.2009|
Cet avion a enchanté ma jeunesse, aux temps où "Aviation Magazine" constituait le plus important objectif de lecture.
Mon "rêve" serait de faire un vol avec cet avion...
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