The Avia BH-9 was a single-seat sports plane built in Czechoslovakia in 1923, based on the BH-5. As with other developments in the BH-1 lineage, the BH-9 was a low-wing braced monoplane that accommodated the pilot and passenger in tandem, open cockpits. The BH-9's structure was strengthened to allow the use of a higher-power engine than in its predecessors, and for the first time, this was a domestically-produced powerplant.
|Designer||Pavel Beneš and Miroslav Hajn|
The Czechoslovakian Army showed interest in it as a trainer and liaison aircraft, and ordered ten examples under the designation B.9.
- Crew: one pilot
- Capacity: one passenger
- Length: 6.64 m (21 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 9.72 m (31 ft 11 in)
- Height: 2.53 m (8 ft 3 in)
- Wing area: 13.6 m2 (146 ft2)
- Empty weight: 345 kg (761 lb)
- Gross weight: 550 kg (1,213 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Walter NZ 60 radial, 45 kW (60 hp)
- Maximum speed: 158 km/h (98 mph)
- Range: 470 km (290 miles)
- Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)
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