Aero A.20

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Aero A.20
Role Fighter aircraft
Manufacturer Aero Vodochody
Status Did not enter production
Primary user Czech Air Force
Produced 1923
Number built 1

The Aero A.20 was a biplane fighter aircraft built in Czechoslovakia in 1923. It was evaluated for Czechoslovak Air Force service against Aero's competing A.18 and A.19 designs, a competition that the A.18 won, meaning that this aircraft never entered production, and only a single prototype was ever built.

Specifications (A.20)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.7 m (31 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 23.3 m2 (251 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 784 kg (1,728 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,080 kg (2,381 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Skoda-built Hispano-Suiza 8Fb V-8 water-cooled piston engine, 220 kW (300 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 225 km/h (140 mph; 121 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 7,500 m (24,600 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 5.88 m/s (1,157 ft/min)

Armament

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