Aero A.102

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Aero A.102
Aero A-102.jpg
Role Fighter aircraft
Manufacturer Aero Vodochody
First flight 1934
Introduction n/a
Primary user Czech Air Force

The Aero A.102 was a Czechoslovakian fighter aircraft that flew in prototype form in 1934. It was developed in response to a Czech Air Force requirement of that year, but was passed over in favour of the Avia B.35.

The A.102 was of gull winged monoplane configuration with tailwheel undercarriage, and was perhaps inspired by the successful PZL P.11.

Specifications (A.102)[edit]

Data from The Complete Book of Fighters[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.30 m (23 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.50 m (37 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 18.50 m2 (199.1 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,478 kg (3,258 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,036 kg (4,489 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter-built Gnome-Rhône 14Kfs Mistral Major radial engine, 600 kW (800 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 434 km/h (270 mph; 234 kn)
  • Range: 670 km (416 mi; 362 nmi)
  • Time to altitude: 5.8 min to 5,000 m (16,405 ft)

Armament

  • Guns: 4× 7.92 mm (0.312 in) ZB vz. 30 machine guns

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Green and Swanborough 1994, pp. 10–11.
Bibliography
  • Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. New York: Smithmark, 1994. ISBN 0-8317-3939-8.