Letov Š-8

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Letov Š-8
Role Racing aircraft
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer Letov Kbely
First flight 1923

The Letov Š-8 was a Czech racing aircraft designed by Letov. The aircraft's frame was completely wooden, and covered mostly by cloth. It was powered by a Napier Lion engine. The aircraft had conventional landing gear.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 8.3 m (27 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.4 m (37 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 2.62 m (8 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 16.5 m2 (178 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,030 kg (2,271 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,230 kg (2,712 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Napier Lion piston aero-engine, 340 kW (450 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 360 km/h (224 mph; 194 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 330 km/h (205 mph; 178 kn)
  • Range: 400 km (249 mi; 216 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,000 m (22,966 ft)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  • Němeček, Václav (1968). Československá letadla. NV.