UTVA Aero 3

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Aero 3
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Aero 3
Role Military trainer
National origin Yugoslavia
Manufacturer UTVA
First flight August 1956
Introduction 1958
Primary user Yugoslavia
Number built 110

The UTVA Aero 3 was a piston-engined military trainer aircraft built in Yugoslavia to replace the Ikarus Aero 2 then in service. 110 were built, in Yugoslav Air Force service from 1958 to mid-1970s.[1] It was superseded by the UTVA 75.

Design and development[edit]

First flown in 1956[2] the Aero 3 was designed to meet a Yugoslav Air Force requirement for a primary trainer that could also be used in the army co-operation role.[2]

The Aero 3 was a low wing cantilever monoplane that seated the student and instructor in tandem under a bubble canopy.[2] Of all wood construction it had a fixed, tailwheel landing gear and powered by a nose-mounted 190 hp (142 kW) Lycoming O-435-A piston engine.[2]

Former Military Operators[edit]

Aircraft On Display[edit]

Serbia

A UTVA Aero 3 prototype and UTVa Aero 3 are on display [1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1
  • Length: 8.58 m (28 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 18.9 m2 (203 ft2)
  • Gross weight: 1198 kg (2646 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-435-A pistson engine, 142 kW (190 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 230 km/h (143 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 180 km/h (112 mph)
  • Range: 680 km (422 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4300 m (14,100 ft)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ugolok Neba
  2. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, page 36

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