Avia BH-25

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BH-25
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BH-25J
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Avia
Designer Pavel Beneš and Miroslav Hajn
First flight 1926
Retired 1936
Primary users Czechoslovakian Airlines
SNNA
Number built 12

The Avia BH-25 was a biplane airliner built in Czechoslovakia in 1926.

Typical of airliners of its time, it seated five passengers within its fuselage, whilst the pilots sat in an open cockpit above. Of conventional configuration, it was a single-bay bi-plane of equal span and unstaggered wings, with fixed tailskid landing gear. Originally designed for a Lorraine-Dietrich engine, this was changed to a Bristol Jupiter in service. After their withdrawal from airline use in 1936, some were used by the military for a while before finally becoming training targets.


Variants[edit]

  • BH-25L – with Lorraine Dietrich engine
  • BH-25J – with Bristol Jupiter engine

Operators[edit]

Avia BH-25 (C-RITA)
 Czechoslovakia
 Romania

Specifications (BH-25J)[edit]

Avia BH-25L 3-view drawing from Les Ailes May 12,1927

Data from Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1928[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 5 pax / 500 kg (1,100 lb) payloiad
  • Fuel capacity: 400 kg (880 lb) fuel and oil
  • Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

  • Time to altitude: 2,000 m (6,600 ft) in 16 minutes; 3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 30 minutes
  • Power/mass: 0.1095 kW/kg (0.0666 hp/lb)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grey, C.G., ed. (1928). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1928. London: Sampson Low, Marston & company, ltd. p. 76c.

Further reading[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 86.
  • Němeček, Vaclav (1968). Československá letadla (in Czech). Praha: Naše Vojsko.

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