Comte AC-8

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Comte AC-8
Role Light transport
Manufacturer Comte
Primary user Balair
Number built 3

The Comte AC-8 was a 1930s Swiss six-seat light transport aircraft produced by Flugzeugbau A. Comte.

Design and development[edit]

Similar in configuration to the company's earlier Comte AC-4, the Comte AC-8 was designed as a light transport for five passengers. It incorporated a braced high-wing monoplane wing, with a conventional tail unit and fixed tailwheel landing gear. The enclosed cabin had accommodation for a pilot and five passengers. The aircraft was powered by either a Wright J-6 or Lorraine radial engine.

Only three aircraft were built.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 5
  • Length: 9.2 m (30 ft 2¼ in)
  • Wingspan: 14.5 m (47 ft 6¾ in)
  • Height: 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 28 m2 (301.4 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1115 kg (2,458 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1750 kg (3,858 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Wright J-6 radial piston engine, 224 kW (300 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 214 km/h (133 mph)
  • Range: 900 km (559 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5000 m (16,405 ft)

References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. 

See also[edit]