Aero-Flight Streak

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Streak
Aero-Flight AFA-2 Streak.jpg
AFA-2
Role Light aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Aero-Flight
First flight 1946
Number built 1

The Aero-Flight Streak was an American two-seat light aircraft built in 1946 by Aero-Flight Aircraft Corporation at Buffalo, New York. Advanced for its time, it was of all-metal construction with tricycle undercarriage, and accommodated the pilot and passenger in tandem beneath a sliding, bubble canopy.

Initially flown powered by a Continental C85, successively more powerful engines were fitted in an attempt to arouse interest in the marketplace. Due to the saturation of the light aircraft market in the years immediately following World War II, no production ensued and the project was dead by 1953.

Variants[edit]

AFA-1 Streak-85
Powered by Continental C85-12J
AFA-2 Streak-125
Powered by Continental C125
AFA-3 Streak-165
Powered by Franklin 6A4
AFA-4 Streak-225
Powered by a 225 hp Continental engine[citation needed]

Specifications (AFA-3)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1951–52[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 22 ft 4 in (6.81 m)
  • Wingspan: 25 ft 3 in (7.70 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)
  • Empty weight: 1,045 lb (474 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,695 lb (769 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 40 US gal (150 l; 33 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Franklin 6A4 six-cylinder air-cooled horizontally opposed piston engine, 165 hp (123 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 190 kn; 352 km/h (219 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 182 kn; 338 km/h (210 mph)
  • Stall speed: 50 kn; 92 km/h (57 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 25,500 ft (7,800 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,000 ft/min (10 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bridgman 1951, p. 194c.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bridgman, Leonard (1951). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1951–52. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. 
  • Taylor, J. H. (ed) (1989) Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. Studio Editions: London. p. 28
  • Aerofiles

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