Aero A.204

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Aero A.204
Aero A-204.jpg
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Aero Vodochody
First flight 1936
Status Did not enter production
Primary user Czech Airlines

The Aero A.204 was a Czechoslovakian airliner that flew in prototype form in 1936. It was developed specifically for ČSA, but much to Aero's surprise and disappointment, the national airline selected a British product instead, the Airspeed Envoy. Unable to find a customer, Aero began to develop a military version instead, as the A.304.

Whilst Czechoslovakia was under occupation by Nazi Germany, Aero manufactured the Siebel Si 204 under licence. Similar in configuration to the A.204, these two aircraft are occasionally confused, but the correct Czech designation for the Siebel product is C-3.

Specifications (A.204)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 8 passengers
  • Length: 13.20 m (43 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 19.20 m (63 ft 0 in)
  • Height: m (ft in)
  • Wing area: 46 m² (495 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 4,300 kg (9,500 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Walter Pollux IIR nine-cylinder, air-cooled, radial engine, 360 hp (110 kW) each

Performance

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