Two-seat sport/training aircraft
National origin Switzerland
Comte AC-4 Gentleman was a 1920s Swiss two-seat sport/ training aircraft produced by Flugzeugbau A. Comte.
Design and development [ edit ]
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 ]
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 ]
Specifications (AC-4) [ edit ]
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 ft 2 (20 m 2)
Empty weight: 1,102 lb (500 kg)
Gross weight: 1,764 lb (800 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Cirrus Hermes inline piston, 115 hp (86 kW)
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 ]
References [ edit ]
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
External links [ edit ]