Avia BH-10

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BH-10
Avia BH-10.jpg
Role Sportsplane
Manufacturer Avia
Designer Pavel Beneš and Miroslav Hajn
First flight 1924
Number built ca. 20

The Avia BH-10 was a single-seat aerobatic sports plane built in Czechoslovakia in 1924, based on the Avia BH-9, which was in turn developed from the BH-5 and BH-1. It was easily visually distinguished from the BH-9 by the tall anti-roll pylon added behind the open cockpit in order to protect the pilot in the event that the aircraft flipped over or crashed while inverted. At least 20 examples were bought by the Czecho-slovakian Army as a training aircraft and operated under the designation B.10.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 5.42 m (17 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.8 m (28 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 9.8 m2 (105 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 288 kg (635 lb)
  • Gross weight: 414 kg (913 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter NZ 60, 45 kW (60 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (100 mph)
  • Range: 480 km (300 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 3.3 m/s (656 ft/min)

See also[edit]

Related development

BH-5BH-9BH-11BH-12

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 86. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 889 Sheet 86. 
  • Němeček, V. (1968). Československá letadla. Praha: Naše Vojsko.