Aero A.38

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A.38
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Aero Vodochody
Primary users Československé Státní Aerolinie
CIDNA
Developed from Aero A.35

The Aero A.38 was a Czechoslovakian biplane airliner of the 1920s and 30s. Following the relatively modern A.35, this aircraft was something of a throwback, marrying a fuselage derived from the A.35 to wings copied from the A.23. A few served with CSA, and others with French airline Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Aérienne. These latter aircraft were powered by a French Gnome-Rhône engine instead.

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Specifications (A.38)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two (pilot and mechanic)
  • Capacity: 8 passengers
  • Length: 12.8 m (42 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.6 m (54 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 67 m2 (720 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,740 kg (3,836 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,150 kg (6,945 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter-built Bristol Jupiter 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 313 kW (420 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 190 km/h (118 mph; 103 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,748 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1.77 m/s (348 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 47 kg/m2 (9.6 lb/sq ft)
  • Power/mass: 0.10 kW/kg (0.06 hp/lb)

See also[edit]

Related development

Aero A.23Aero A.35

References[edit]