I.A.R. CV-11


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I.A.R. CV-11

The first original aircraft design produced by the Industria Aeronautica Romana (I.A.R), established in 1925, was the CV-11 single-seat fighter completed and flown, in 1930. Designed by Elie Carafoli and a French engineer, M Virmoux, the CV-11 was of mixed construction and powered by a 600hp 12-cylinder W-type Lorraine 12Fa Courlis engine, armament comprising two 7.7mm Vickers machine guns. After completion of the initial flight test programme, the Lorraine engine was replaced by a 500hp Hispano-Suiza 12Mc 12- cylinder Vee-type engine with which it was tested at Jstres during the first quarter of 1931. It then returned to Romania, where, on 9 December 1931, the CV-11 made an attempt on the 500km closed-circuit speed record. However, an engine failure necessitated a forced landing in which the pilot, Capt Romeo Popescu, was killed. Further development of the basic design by Carafoli led to the I.A.R.12.

I.A.R. CV-11A three-view drawing (1278 x 848)

  Take-off weight1510 kg3329 lb
  Empty weight1100 kg2425 lb
  Wingspan11.50 m38 ft 9 in
  Length6.98 m23 ft 11 in
  Height2.46 m8 ft 1 in
  Wing area18.20 m2195.90 sq ft
  Max. speed329 km/h204 mph

Laur1965, e-mail, 27.12.2015 21:31

According to some aviation historians the IAR CV-11 was one of the first if not THE FIRST low wing monoplane in the world.


liam, e-mail, 23.09.2012 22:45

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