ANBO III

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ANBO III
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Role Military trainer
Manufacturer Karo Aviacijos Tiekimo Skyrius
Designer Antanas Gustaitis
First flight 1929
Number built 9
Variants ANBO IV

The ANBO III was a parasol-wing monoplane training and utility aircraft designed for the Lithuanian Army in 1929. It became the first aircraft of Lithuanian design to be built in series, with two batches of four aircraft produced in 1930 and 1931. The Anbo IIIs also saw service as reconnaissance machines.

Variants[edit]

ANBO III (first variant)
Version powered by Walter NZ 60 engine, three aircraft built.
ANBO III (second variant)
Version with new tail and powered by Armstrong Siddeley Genet engine, six aircraft built.

Operators[edit]

 Lithuania

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and instructor
  • Length: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.55 m (34 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 18.2 m2 (196 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 556 kg (1,226 lb)
  • Gross weight: 800 kg (1,764 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter NZ 60, 45 kW (60 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 180 km/h (110 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)

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