SAI KZ VII
|KZ VII Lærke|
|KZ VII Lærke in flight at Danish Air Show 2014|
|Manufacturer||Skandinavisk Aero Industri|
|Designer||Viggo Kramme and Karl Gustav Zeuthen|
|First flight||11 November 1946|
|Primary user||Danish Air Force|
The SAI KZ VII Lærke (Danish: "Lark") was a light utility aircraft built in Denmark shortly after the Second World War. Based on the SAI KZ III air ambulance, the KZ VII was a strut-braced, high-wing monoplane of conventional design with an enclosed cabin for four seats. Fifty-six aircraft were built, and another 22 partially completed aircraft were destroyed in a factory fire in 1947. The Danish Air Force operated 10 of the type as trainers between 1950 and 1977.
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1953–54
- Crew: One, pilot
- Capacity: 3 passengers
- Length: 6.56 m (21 ft 6 in)
- Wingspan: 9.60 m (31 ft 6 in)
- Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
- Wing area: 13.0 m2 (140 ft2)
- Empty weight: 464 kg (1,022 lb)
- Gross weight: 867 kg (1,911 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental C125 air-cooled flat-six, 93 kW (125 hp)
- Maximum speed: 200 km/h (125 mph)
- Cruising speed: 185 km/h (115 mph)
- Range: 725 km (450 miles)
- Service ceiling: 4,115 m (13,500 ft)
- Rate of climb: 2.8 m/s (590 ft/min)
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