VL Kotka

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VL E.30 Kotka II, KA-147, in Vesivehma in 2006

VL E.30 Kotka (English: Eagle) was a Finnish two-seat, biplane maritime patrol aircraft, designed by Kurt Berger at the State Aircraft Factory (Valtion lentokonetehdas). It was meant to replace the Blackburn Ripons that were in service with the Finnish Air Force.

The prototype made its first flight on September 30, 1930. In 1931 the State Aircraft Factory began producing a series of five aircraft. These were used as liaison aircraft until 1944.

One aircraft (no. 4, KA-147) is still preserved and on display at the Päijät-Häme Aviation Museum.

Versions[edit]

  • VL Kotka I - prototype aircraft, one built
  • VL Kotka II - series production aircraft, five built

Operators[edit]

 Finland

Specifications (VL Kotka II)[edit]

General characteristics

Performance

External links[edit]

Media related to Valtion Lentokonetehdas aircraft at Wikimedia Commons