Avia BH-26
1927
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Avia BH-26

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.


Specification 
 MODELBH-26
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x 450hp Walter Jupiter IV
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight1760 kg3880 lb
    Empty weight1080 kg2381 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan10.80 m35 ft 5 in
    Length8.85 m29 ft 0 in
    Height3.35 m11 ft 0 in
    Wing area31.00 m2333.68 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed242 km/h150 mph
    Cruise speed220 km/h137 mph
    Ceiling5700 m18700 ft
    Rate of climb370 m/min1200 ft/min
    Range600 km373 miles
 ARMAMENT3 x 7.7mm

Comments
ika244, 23.02.2009

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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