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ANBO III

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Top speed  185 km/h
Length  6.9 m
Designer  Antanas Gustaitis
Wingspan  11 m
First flight  1929
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Manufacturer  Karo aviacijos tiekimo skyrius

The ANBO III was a parasol-wing monoplane training and utility aircraft designed for the Lithuanian Army in 1929. It became the first aircraft of Lithuanian design to be built in series, with two batches of four aircraft produced in 1930 and 1931. The ANBO IIIs also saw service as reconnaissance machines.

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Development

In early 1931 the ANBO III was flying with a 108 kW (145 hp) Walter Mars I, a nine-cylinder radial engine but production aircraft were powered by Armstrong Siddeley Genet Major radials.

Operators

 Lithuania
  • Lithuanian Air Force
  • Specifications (Walter Mars I engine)

    Data from Les Ailes April 1931

    General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 6.90 m (22 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.55 m (34 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 2.64 m (8 ft 8 in)
  • Wing area: 18.20 m2 (195.9 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 580 kg (1,279 lb)
  • Gross weight: 880 kg (1,940 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter Mars I 9-cylinder radial, 108 kW (145 hp) at 1,800 rpm
  • Propellers: 2-bladed
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn) at ground level
  • Endurance: 4 hr
  • Service ceiling: 4,800 m (15,700 ft) service
  • Time to altitude: 12 min to 2,000 m (6,600 ft)
  • References

    ANBO III Wikipedia


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