Adaridi AD 3

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AD 3
Adaridi AD 3.jpg
The Adaridi at the Finnish Aviation Museum.
Role Experimental aircraft
Designer Adaridi
First flight April 17, 1924
Introduction 1924
Retired 1931
Primary user Finnish Air Force
Number built 1

Adaridi AD 3 was a wooden aircraft designed by the Russian engineer Boris Adaridin, who lived in Finland. It was a high wing aircraft with a low-powered engine. In 1923, the Finnish Air Force ordered one Adaridi aircraft. The aircraft was not given any official designation code. The maiden flight was on April 17, 1924.

The German ace, Leutnant Emil Thuy (32 victories in World War I) described the aircraft as having mediocre flying qualities, and that the 12 hp engine was inadequate. The aircraft was never meant to become a military aircraft, it was merely an exercise in building an aircraft.

The aircraft was stationed at the fighter squadron at Utti air force base from the summer of 1924 until 1931. It was very rarely flown, as unexperienced pilots couldn't get the aircraft off the ground.



Museum aircraft[edit]

The sole manufactured Adaridi is displayed at the Finnish Aviation Museum.

Specifications (Adaridi)[edit]

Data from Thulinista Hornetiin

General characteristics


See also[edit]

Related lists


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  • Kalevi Keskinen; Kari Stenman; Klaus Niska (1976). Suomen ilmavoimien lentokoneet 1918–1939. Helsinki: Tietoteos. ISBN 951-9035-20-6.
  • Kalevi Keskinen; Kyösti Partonen; Kari Stenman (2005). Suomen ilmavoimat I 1918–1927. Helsinki: Tietoteos. ISBN 952-99432-2-9.