Avia BH-8


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Avia BH-8

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 ENGINE1 x 310hp Hispano-Suiza 8Fb
  Take-off weight1143 kg2520 lb
  Empty weight843 kg1859 lb
  Wingspan9.48 m31 ft 1 in
  Length6.49 m21 ft 4 in
  Height2.77 m9 ft 1 in
  Wing area22.11 m2237.99 sq ft
  Max. speed222 km/h138 mph
  Cruise speed199 km/h124 mph
  Ceiling8000 m26250 ft
  Rate of climb340 m/min1100 ft/min
  Range450 km280 miles
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm

Park, e-mail, 21.06.2013 23:21

The Avia BH-8 was a prototype fighter aircraft built in Czechoslovakia in 1923. It was an unequal-span biplane developed on the basis of the ill-fated BH-6 design, in an attempt to address that type's problems. It shared the BH-6's unusual wing cellule design.
When test-flown in late 1923, it did indeed display better flying characteristics than its predecessor, but was overtaken in development by another variation on the same design, the BH-17. pr wickepedia


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