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Developed in parallel with the AVIS II and entering flight test shortly afterwards in 1935, the AVIS III was powered by a 550hp Manfred Weiss-built Gnome- Rhone 9Krsd Mistral nine-cylinder radial engine driving a three-bladed adjustable-pitch Hamilton Standard propeller. Unlike the preceding AVIS fighters which were of all-metal construction, the AVIS III had wooden wings with a combination of plywood and fabric skinning, and four prototypes were laid down. The AVIS III demonstrated improved characteristics, but lacking the agility of the Fiat CR.32, which was meanwhile evaluated by the Legilyi Hivatal and adopted for service, it was not ordered into production. The armament of the AVIS III was two 7.62mm Gebauer machine guns, and one of the four prototypes was completed with minor modifications as the AVIS IV.

AVIS IIIA three-view drawing (1657 x 1243)

 ENGINE1 x 700hp Weiss/Gnome Rhone 9Krsd
  Take-off weight1380 kg3042 lb
  Empty weight1210 kg2668 lb
  Wingspan9.50 m31 ft 2 in
  Length7.80 m26 ft 7 in
  Height3.20 m11 ft 6 in
  Wing area20.20 m2217.43 sq ft
  Max. speed310 km/h193 mph
  Cruise speed256 km/h159 mph
  Ceiling6500 m21350 ft
  Range400 km249 miles
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.62mm

donald Clark, e-mail, 05.11.2012 08:25

It needs to be protected from termites. It is no joke. This fine specimen will succumb if not treated. I live in an old house and it has resisted the years, the storms, but the bugs will get it when I leave.


argeo, e-mail, 18.07.2012 20:23

Armament was 2 x 7.92mm calibre machine guns.
Gebauer produced machine guns in 7.92 × 57mm (German) and 8 × 56R (Hungarian Army)


apaczko, e-mail, 05.11.2010 14:03


"Legilyi" is not a hungarian word, it is "Lggyi" means "Aviation".


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