Peyret-Abrial A-5 Rapace
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|Peyret-Abrial A-5 Rapace|
|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
The A-5 Rapace was constructed primarily of wood, with high set monoplane wings.
A world altitude record for gliders, at 720 m (2,362 ft), was set using an A-5 Rapace.
Specifications (A-5 Rapace)
- 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)
- Maximum glide ratio: 25:1
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