Letov Š-12

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Letov Š-12
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Letov Kbely
Designer Alois Šmolík
First flight 1924
Number built 1
Developed from Letov Š-4

The Letov Š-12 was a fighter aircraft built by Letov in the early 1920s.

Design[edit]

The Š-12 was a monoplane based on the Letov Š-4. The aircraft remained a prototype only without entering mass production.[1][2]

Specifications (Š-12)[edit]

Data from [3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6.58 m (21 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 15.5 m2 (167 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 673 kg (1,484 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 983 kg (2,167 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 8Ba V-8 water-cooled piston engine, 160 kW (220 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 180 km/h (112 mph; 97 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 150 km/h (93 mph; 81 kn)
  • Range: 470 km (292 mi; 254 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (20,000 ft)

Armament

  • Guns: 2x 7.7 mm (0.303 in) machine guns


References[edit]

  1. ^ Vaclav Nemecek. Ceskoslovenska Letadla (translated by Dmitry Pismensky)
  2. ^ Air International. Fighter a to z
  3. ^ http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fww1/letovs12.html