Avia BH-16

The Avia BH-16 was a single-seat very light sport aircraft built in Czechoslovakia in 1924. Like other early Avia designs, it was a low-wing braced monoplane of wooden construction. It could be powered by either a 12 kW (16 hp) four-cylinder Vaslin engine or a 19 kW (26 hp) inverted-V twin-Blackburne Tomtit.[1][2]

BH-16
Role Sports plane
Manufacturer Avia
Designer Pavel Beneš and Miroslav Hajn
First flight 1924


Specifications (Vaslin engine)

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 5.13 m (16 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.50 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 10.6 m2 (114 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 130 kg (287 lb)
  • Gross weight: 238 kg (525 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × 4-cylinder Vaslin, 12 kW (16 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 116 km/h (72 mph)
  • Range: 500 km (310 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 2,000 m (6,600 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1.0 m/s (200 ft/min)

Armament

References

  1. Serryer, J. (24 July 1924). "Les avionettes Avia". Les Ailes (162): 2.
  2. "Aeroshow at Prague". Flight. XVI (23): 362. 5 June 1924.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 86.
  • Němeček, V. (1968). Československá letadla. Praha: Naše Vojsko.
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