VL Kotka ("Eagle") was a Finnish two-seat, biplane maritime patrol aircraft, designed and built by the Valtion lentokonetehdas or VL ("State Aircraft Factory"). It was meant as a cheaper replacement (compared to the Blackburn Ripon) for the outdated IVL A.22 Hansas that were in service with the Finnish Air Force.
The prototype made its first flight on September 30, 1930. In 1931, the State Aircraft Factory began production of a series of five aircraft. These were used as liaison aircraft until 1944.
- VL E.30 Kotka - prototype (KA-144) and three of the production aircraft (KA-145 – KA-148).
- VL E.31 Kotka - the last, more modified series production aircraft (KA-149).
Specifications (KA-147, land aircraft)
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- Crew: Two
- Length: 10.25 m (33 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 12.70 m (41 ft 8 in)
- Height: 3.80 m (12 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 50.0 m² (538 ft²)
- Empty weight: 1,380 kg (3,042 lb)
- Loaded weight: 2,380 kg (5,250 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Wright R-1820-E Cyclone radial engine, 429 kW (575 hp)
- Propellers: Hamilton Standard DWG No 35 B2-2 propeller
- Bombs: 3 × 100 kg or 6 × 50 kg bombs under the fuselage
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Raunio, Jukka (2005). Valtion Lentokonetehtaan historia. Osa 1: Pioneerivuodet 1921–1932 (in Finnish). Forssan Kirjapaino Oy, Forssa. ISBN 951-96866-6-5.
- Keskinen, Kalevi, Niska, Klaus & Stenman, Kari (1995). Suomen ilmavoimien historia 15 - Meritoimintakoneet (in Finnish). Tampere: Apali Oy. ISBN 952-5026-03-5.
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