Aero A.300

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A.300
Aero A-300.jpg
Aero A.300 in 1938
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Aero Vodochody
First flight 1938
Primary user Czechoslovak Air Force
Developed from Aero A.304

The Aero A.300 was a Czechoslovakian bomber aircraft that first flew in 1938 as a much refined development of the A.304 (despite what the numbering would suggest). Despite showing much promise, development and production of the aircraft was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II.

Operators[edit]

 Czechoslovakia
 Slovakia

Specifications (A.300)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 13.5 m (44 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 19.2 m (63 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 45.4 m2 (489 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 3,955 kg (8,719 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Bristol Mercury IX 9-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engines, 610 kW (820 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 456 km/h (283 mph; 246 kn)
  • Range: 2,200 km (1,367 mi; 1,188 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 9,400 m (30,840 ft)

Armament

  • Guns:
  • 1 × fixed forward-firing 7.92 mm vz.30 (Česká zbrojovka Strakonice) machine gun
  • 1 × 7.92 mm vz.30 machine gun in dorsal turret
  • 1 × 7.92 mm vz.30 machine gun in rearward-firing ventral position
  • Bombs: Up to 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) of bombs

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era