Letov Š-8

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Letov Š-8
Letov Š-8 Les Ailes October 7, 1926.jpg
Role Racing aircraft
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer Letov Kbely
First flight 1923

The Letov Š-8 was a Czech racing aircraft designed by Alois Šmolik. The aircraft was wooden-built, mostly fabric covered, with tail-skid undercarriage and was powered by a Napier Lion engine.

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1924[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Length: 8.3 m (27 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.4 m (37 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 3.45 m (11 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 16.5 m2 (178 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,030 kg (2,271 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,230 kg (2,712 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Napier Lion piston aero-engine, 340 kW (450 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 360 km/h (220 mph, 190 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 330 km/h (210 mph, 180 kn)
  • Range: 400 km (250 mi, 220 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,000 m (23,000 ft)
  • Wing loading: 74.8 kg/m2 (15.3 lb/sq ft)
  • Power/mass: 0.2834 kW/kg (0.1724 hp/lb)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grey, C.G., ed. (1924). Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1924. London: Sampson Low, Marston & company, ltd. p. 89b.
  • Němeček, Václav (1968). Československá letadla. NV.