Flown for the first time in 1927, the BH-26 represented
Avia's first attempt to produce a two-seat fighter.
Employing a basically similar wooden structure to that
of earlier Avia fighter biplanes, and retaining the unequal-
span single-bay configuration, the BH-26 was
powered by a Walter-built Jupiter IV nine-cylinder
radial with an international rating of 450hp. Armament comprised two synchronised 7.7mm Vickers guns
firing through the propeller and twin Lewis guns on a
Skoda flexible mounting in the rear cockpit. Whereas
the prototype had no fixed vertical tail fin, this feature
was introduced on the production model which entered
service with the Czechoslovak air arm as the B-26.
| ENGINE||1 x 450hp Walter Jupiter IV|
| Take-off weight||1760 kg||3880 lb|
| Empty weight||1080 kg||2381 lb|
| Wingspan||10.80 m||35 ft 5 in|
| Length||8.85 m||29 ft 0 in|
| Height||3.35 m||11 ft 0 in|
| Wing area||31.00 m2||333.68 sq ft|
| Max. speed||242 km/h||150 mph|
| Cruise speed||220 km/h||137 mph|
| Ceiling||5700 m||18700 ft|
| Rate of climb||370 m/min||1200 ft/min|
| Range||600 km||373 miles|
| ARMAMENT||3 x 7.7mm|
sorry - my English isn't so good.
Engine- 1xBristol Jupiter VI (309kw/420h.p).
Armament three machine guns and celling 6000 m.
|Martin Pener, 11.11.2007|
Max. speed 245km/h, armament two machine guns. In Czechoslovakia producet since 1925, later also in Belgium under a license.
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