ACAZ C.2

The ACAZ C.2, Ateliers de Construction Aeronautique de Zeebruge, was a prototype Belgian biplane fighter aircraft.

ACAZ C.2
Class Aircraft
Type Fighter
Manufacturer Ateliers de Construction Aeronautique de Zeebruges
Production Period 1926 - 1926
Origin Belgium
Country Name Origin Year
Belgium 1926
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Belgium 1926 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Ateliers de Construction Aeronautique de Zeebruges 1926 1926 1 View


Built entirely of Duralumin metal, it was an advanced design at the time of its first flight in 1926, but although evaluated by the Belgian Air Force, no orders were placed. Of conventional biplane construction, the C.2, registered as O-BAFX, later OO-AFX, incorporated one unique feature - all four of its wings were identical and interchangeable. The aircraft also included space for cameras, allowing it to be used for photo-reconnaissance. 

The C.2 was used in a failed aerial expedition by Edmond Thieffry, who with two companions (Joseph Lang and Philippe Quersin), attempted to fly it to Belgian Congo, departing Belgium on 9 March 1928, but only getting as far as Philippeville (Belgium).

The sole prototype was written off in a crash on 25 January 1933.

Role Training Fighter
National origin Belgium
Manufacturer ACAZ(Ateliers de Construction Aeronautique de Zeebruge)
First flight 1926
Number built 1

General characteristics
Crew: 2
  • Length: 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.5 m (41 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 3.4 m (11 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 40.56 m2 (436.6 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 1,260 kg (2,778 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,070 kg (4,564 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Ha V-12 water-cooled piston engine, 340 kW (450 hp)
Performance
  • Maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn)
  • Endurance: 3.5 hours at full power
  • Time to altitude: 6,000 m (20,000 ft) in 35 minutes

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