Aero A.104

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A.104
Role Light bomber
Reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer Aero Vodochody
First flight 1937
Status Did not enter production
Number built 2

The Aero A.104 was a parasol monoplane light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft built in Czechoslovakia during the 1930s. It was the final derivative of the Aero A.100, and was essentially an Aero Ab.101 with an enclosed cockpit and without the lower wing. Although two different prototypes flew in 1937, it was not mass-produced.

Specifications (A.104)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Length: 10.8 m (35 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.5 m (50 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 35.4 m2 (381 sq ft)
  • Gross weight: 3,100 kg (6,834 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × ČKD-built Hispano-Suiza 12Ydrs V-12 Liquid-cooled piston engine, 642 kW (861 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 330 km/h (205 mph; 178 kn)
  • Range: 1,000 km (621 mi; 540 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 9,000 m (29,528 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 6.8 m/s (1,340 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 88 kg/m2 (18 lb/sq ft)
  • Power/mass: 0.21 kW/kg

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