The Aero A.101 was a biplane light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft built in Czechoslovakia during the 1930s. It was an attempt to improve the Aero A.100 by enlarging it and fitting it with a more powerful engine. However, even with 33% more power, performance was actually inferior, and the Czechoslovak Air Force was not interested in the type. Production did result, however, when 50 were ordered by Spanish Republican forces for use in the Spanish Civil War. Some of these aircraft were captured by Nationalists while en route and used against their original buyers.
Local demand eventually was forthcoming, and a re-engined version was produced as the Ab.101.
- Crew: 2
- Length: 12.09 m (39 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 16.99 m (55 ft 9 in)
- Height: 3.73 m (12 ft 3 in)
- Wing area: 58.7 m² (631 ft²)
- Empty weight: 2,578 kg (5,671 lb)
- Loaded weight: 4,345 kg (9,559 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Praga-built Isotta-Fraschini, 738 kW (990 hp)
- 2× forward-firing 7.92 mm (0.312 in) vz.30 (Česká zbrojovka Strakonice) machine guns
- 2× 7.92 mm vz.30 (Česká zbrojovka Strakonice) in ring mount for observer
- Bombs: 500 kg (1,100 lb)
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