Karhumäki Karhu 48B

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Karhu 48B
Karhumäki Karhu 48B.JPG
Karhumäki Karhu 48B in Finnish Aviation Museum
Role Light aircraft
Manufacturer Veljekset Karhumäki O/Y
First flight 1950s

The Karhumäki Karhu 48B was a Finnish 1950s four-seat monoplane.

Development[edit]

The Veljekset Karhumäki O/Y company had been formed in 1924 and concerned itself with licence manufacturing. In the early 1950s the company designed and built the Karhu 48B a high-wing four-seat monoplane. A small number were built including a number on floats.

Specifications (Karhu 48B)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1955–56[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 7.85 m (25 ft 9 in) (landplane)
  • Wingspan: 11.54 m (37 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 17.31 m2 (186.3 sq ft)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,310 kg (2,888 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Avco Lycoming O-435A 6-cyl. air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 140 kW (190 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Aeromatic 220 variable-pitch

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 229 km/h (142 mph; 124 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 186 km/h (116 mph; 100 kn)
  • Range: 700 km (435 mi; 378 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,748 ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bridgman 1955, pp. 128–129.
  • Bridgman, Leonard (1955). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1955–56. New York: The McGraw Hill Book Company. 
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 

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