Aero A-24

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The Aero A-24 (also referred to as the A.24) was a twin-engined biplane bomber aircraft of the 1920s. Flight tests showed it to be severely underpowered, making it useless as a combat aircraft. Only a single prototype was built.

A-24
Role Bomber
National origin Czechoslovakia
Manufacturer Aero
Designer Antonín Husník
First flight 1925
Retired 1930
Status Program Abandoned
Primary user Czechoslovak Air Force
Number built 1

Aero proposed a variant designated the A-27 that was to have overcome the A-24's shortcomings by re-engining the design with Bristol Jupiters, but the Czech Air Force was not interested in pursuing this option, and all development ceased.

Specifications (A-24) edit

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3/4
  • Length: 13.7 m (44 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 22.2 m (72 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 4.3 m (14 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 106.0 m2 (1,141 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,960 kg (6,526 lb)
  • Gross weight: 4,541 kg (10,011 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Maybach Mb.IV 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engines, 180 kW (240 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 155 km/h (96 mph, 84 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 110 km/h (68 mph, 59 kn)
  • Range: 600 km (370 mi, 320 nmi)
  • Endurance: 6 hours
  • Service ceiling: 3,600 m (11,800 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1.36 m/s (267 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 36 min 50 s to 3,000 m (9,800 ft)

Armament

  • Bombs: up to 700 kg (1,500 lb) of bombs[2]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Kudlica 2004, p. 50
  2. ^ Kudlica 2004, p. 47
  • Kudlica, Bohumir (November 2004). "Aero A-24, le premier bombardier bimoteur tchécoslovaque". Avions (in French). No. 140. pp. 47–51.

External links edit

  Media related to Aero A.24 at Wikimedia Commons