Aero A.11

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Aero A.11
Aero A-11.jpg
Role Light bomber
Reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer Aero Vodochody
First flight 1925
Introduction 1920s
Retired 1940s
Primary users Czech Air Force
Finnish Air Force
Number built ~250

The Aero A.11 was a biplane light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft built in Czechoslovakia between the First and Second World Wars. It formed the basis for a large number of other Czechoslovakian military aircraft of the inter-war period. Around 250 were built, with some remaining in service at the outbreak of World War II.

Designed by Antonin Husnik, it was a development of the Aero A.12 (despite what the numbering of the designs might suggest). A Hispano-Suiza 8Fb-powered version, the A.11H-s was built for the Finnish Air Force, the only foreign operator of the type. The Finns had eight aircraft of this type and used them between 1927-39.

Variants[edit]

  • A.11 : Two-seat light bomber, reconnaissance biplane.
  • A.11HS : Export version for Finland.
  • A.11N : Night bomber version.
  • Ab.11 : Light bomber version.

Operators[edit]

 Czechoslovakia
 Finland

Specifications (A.11)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 8.2 m (27 ft)
  • Wingspan: 12.8 m (43 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 3.1 m (10 ft)
  • Wing area: 36.5 m² (393 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 1,080 kg (2,380 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 1,537 kg (3,381 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter W IV, 180 kW (240 hp)

Performance

Armament

Operators[edit]

See also[edit]

Related development

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