Peyret-Abrial A-5 Rapace

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Peyret-Abrial A-5 Rapace
Role glider
Manufacturer Georges Abrial
Designer G. Abrial, Louis Peyret and Professor Toussant

The Peyret-Abrial A-5 Rapace, also called the Abrial A-5 Rapace, was a glider designed by Georges Abrial in France during the 1920s, assisted by Louis Peyret and Professor Toussant. The aircraft flew for the first time in 1928.

Design and development[edit]

The A-5 Rapace was constructed primarily of wood, with high set monoplane wings.

Operational history[edit]

A world altitude record for gliders, at 720 m (2,362 ft), was set using an A-5 Rapace.

Specifications (A-5 Rapace)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 5 m (16 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 16 m2 (170 sq ft)
  • Gross weight: 190 kg (419 lb)

Performance

  • Maximum glide ratio: 25:1