Aero A.35

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Aero A.35
Aero A-35.jpg
Role Airliner
National origin Czechoslovakia
Manufacturer Aero Vodochody

The Aero A.35 was a Czechoslovakian airliner of the 1920s and 30s. Designed for long-range flight, with a transatlantic crossing in mind, it saw service with CSA although no such crossing was ever attempted. A conventional high-wing monoplane, it was a very modern design for its day in all but one respect – the cockpit still had open sides. An extra passenger could also be accommodated here, beside the pilot.

Operational History[edit]

Two A.35s were sold to an industrial company, and were among the earliest aircraft purchased as corporate transports.

In June 1933, Czech Airlines flew the A.35 from the port town of Sušak (the former name for Rijeka). The aircraft was named the “Adriatic Express”.[1]

Operators[edit]

 Czechoslovakia
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia

Specifications (A.35)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one, pilot
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Length: 9.7 m (31 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 28.7 m2 (309 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,120 kg (2,469 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,900 kg (4,189 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter Castor 7-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 179 kW (240 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 197 km/h (122 mph; 106 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,748 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 2.35 m/s (463 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 66 kg/m2 (14 lb/sq ft)
  • Power/mass: 0.09 kW/kg (0.06 hp/lb)

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