Comte AC-4

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AC-4 Gentleman
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Role Two-seat sport/training aircraft
National origin Switzerland
Manufacturer Comte
First flight 1927
Primary user Switzerland

The Comte AC-4 Gentleman was a 1920s Swiss two-seat sport/training aircraft produced by Flugzeugbau A. Comte.

Design and development[edit]

In 1927 the Swiss company Flugzeugbau A. Comte designed and built a prototype two-seat cabin monoplane designated the AC-4 Gentleman. It was a braced high-wing monoplane with fixed tailwheel landing gear. It had staggered seats for two with an option for dual controls.

Variants[edit]

AC-4
Production version with a 115 hp (86 kW) Cirrus Hermes inline piston engine.
AC-4B
Second production batch with 140 hp (104 kW) Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major or 110 hp (82 kW) Cirrus Hermes, five built.

Operators[edit]

  Switzerland

Specifications (AC-4)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 26 ft 5 in (8.05 m)
  • Wingspan: 39 ft 9½ in (12.13 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 6 in (2.90 m)
  • Wing area: 215.29 ft2 (20 m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,102 lb (500 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,764 lb (800 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Cirrus Hermes inline piston, 115 hp (86 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 109 mph (175 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 87 mph (140 km/h)
  • Range: 435 miles (700 km)
  • Service ceiling: 13,125 ft (4000 m)

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 

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