Aero A 20
1923
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Aero A 20

Developed in parallel with the A18 to an MNO (Ministerstvo narodni obrany, or Ministry of Defence) contract, the A 20 single-seat fighter was designed around the 310hp Hispano-Suiza 8Fb engine which was being licence-built by Skoda. Larger and heavier than the A18, and similarly flown in 1923, the A 20 was an equispan, single-bay staggered biplane of mixed construction carrying the standard armament of twin 7.7mm machine guns. Despite its appreciably more powerful engine, the A 20 proved to possess an inferior performance to that of the A18, and no further development was undertaken beyond the single prototype.


Specification 
 MODELA.20
 CREW1
 ENGINE1 x 300hp Skoda HS 8Fb
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1080 kg2381 lb
    Empty weight784 kg1728 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan9.70 m32 ft 10 in
    Length6.60 m22 ft 8 in
    Wing area23.30 m2250.80 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed225 km/h140 mph
    Cruise speed195 km/h121 mph
    Ceiling7500 m24600 ft
    Rate of climb354 m/min1150 ft/min
    Range400 km249 miles
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm

Comments
Cees, 17.02.2011

Ik have the Propeller of this plane.

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