SAI KZ VII

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KZ VII Lærke
OY-ATI SAI KZ VII in flight Danish Air Show 2014-06-22.jpg
KZ VII Lærke in flight at Danish Air Show 2014
Role Utility aircraft aircraft
National origin Denmark
Manufacturer Skandinavisk Aero Industri
Designer Viggo Kramme and Karl Gustav Zeuthen
First flight 11 November 1946
Primary user Danish Air Force
Number built 56

The SAI KZ VII Lærke (Danish: "Lark") was a light utility aircraft built in Denmark shortly after the Second World War. Based on the SAI KZ III air ambulance, the KZ VII was a strut-braced, high-wing monoplane of conventional design with an enclosed cabin for four seats. Fifty-six aircraft were built, and another 22 partially completed aircraft were destroyed in a factory fire in 1947. The Danish Air Force operated 10 of the type as trainers between 1950 and 1977.

Operators[edit]

 Denmark

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1953–54[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One, pilot
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 6.56 m (21 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.60 m (31 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 13.0 m2 (140 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 464 kg (1,022 lb)
  • Gross weight: 867 kg (1,911 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental C125 air-cooled flat-six, 93 kW (125 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 200 km/h (125 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 185 km/h (115 mph)
  • Range: 725 km (450 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,115 m (13,500 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 2.8 m/s (590 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bridgman 1953, p. 122.