Aero Ae 04

The Aero Ae 04 was a Czechoslovakian biplane fighter aircraft of 1921. A development of the Ae 02, it was no more successful than its predecessor in attracting purchase orders, and it flew only in prototype form. Undaunted by the lack of interest, development continued as the A.18.

Aero Ae 04
Class Aircraft
Type Fighter
Manufacturer Aero Vodochody
Production Period 1921 - 1921
Origin Czechoslovakia
Country Name Origin Year
Czechoslovakia 1921
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Czechoslovakia 1921 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Aero Vodochody 1921 1921 1 View

Role Fighter
Manufacturer Aero
First flight 1921
Number built 1
Developed from Aero Ae 02
Variants Aero A.18


General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 5.6 m (18 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.7 m (25 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 14.6 m2 (157 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 670 kg (1,477 lb)
  • Gross weight: 900 kg (1,984 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × BMW IIIa 6-cyl. water-cooled in-line piston engine, 138 kW (185 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 225 km/h (140 mph; 121 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn)
  • Endurance: 1 hour
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,685 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 5,000 m (16,000 ft) in 14 minutes

Armament

  • 2 x synchronised 7.92 mm (0.312 in) Vickers machine guns

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