ANBO VIII

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ANBO VIII
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Role Bomber-reconnaissance monoplane
National origin Lithuania
Manufacturer Karo Aviacijos Tiekimo Skyrius
Designer Antanas Gustaitis
First flight 5 September 1939
Number built 1

The ANBO VIII was a Lithuanian bomber-reconnaissance monoplane designed by Antanas Gustaitis and built by Karo Aviacijos Tiekimo Skyrius.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The ANBO VIII was a low-wing monoplane with a tailwheel landing gear, an enclosed two-seat tandem cockpit and powered by a 930 hp (694 kW) Bristol Pegasus XVIII radial engine.[2] The prototype and only ANBO VIII was first flown on 5 September 1939 and was still under testing when the country was annexed by the Soviet Union. The prototype was removed by the Soviet authorities for testing.[1][2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Lithuanian Aviation Museum[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.5 m (44 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 30 m2 (320 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,300 kg (5,071 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 3,700 kg (8,157 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Bristol Pegasus XVIII radial piston engine, 690 kW (930 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 411 km/h (255 mph; 222 kn) at 5,000 m (16,000 ft) altitude
  • Minimum control speed: 113 km/h (70 mph; 61 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 9,000 m (30,000 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 2 minutes to 1,000 m (3,300 ft), 15 minutes to 5,000 m (16,000 ft)

Armament

  • Bombs: up to 600 kg (1,300 lb) on a fuselage bomb rack and/or 400 kg (880 lb) under the wings.

Operator[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. p. 234. 
  2. ^ a b c "ANBO-VIII". Lithuanian Aviation Museum. Archived from the original on 11 July 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 

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