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Top speed  411 km/h
Length  9.5 m
Wingspan  14 m
Designer  Antanas Gustaitis
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Manufacturer  Karo aviacijos tiekimo skyrius

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The ANBO VIII was a Lithuanian bomber-reconnaissance monoplane designed by Antanas Gustaitis and built by Karo Aviacijos Tiekimo Skyrius.


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Design and development

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The ANBO VIII was a low-wing monoplane with a tailwheel landing gear, an enclosed two-seat tandem cockpit and powered by a 930 hp (694 kW) Bristol Pegasus XVIII radial engine. The prototype and only ANBO VIII was first flown on 5 September 1939 and was still under testing when the country was annexed by the Soviet Union. The prototype was removed by the Soviet authorities for testing.


Data from Lithuanian Aviation Museum

General characteristics

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  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.5 m (44 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 30 m2 (320 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,300 kg (5,071 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 3,700 kg (8,157 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Bristol Pegasus XVIII radial piston engine, 690 kW (930 hp)
  • Performance

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  • Maximum speed: 411 km/h (255 mph; 222 kn) at 5,000 m (16,000 ft) altitude
  • Minimum control speed: 113 km/h (70 mph; 61 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 9,000 m (30,000 ft)
  • Time to altitude: 2 minutes to 1,000 m (3,300 ft), 15 minutes to 5,000 m (16,000 ft)
  • Armament

  • Guns: 4 × 7.7 mm (0.303 in) fixed forward-firing M1919 Browning machine guns with 500 rpg
  • Bombs: up to 600 kg (1,300 lb) on a fuselage bomb rack and/or 400 kg (880 lb) under the wings.
  • Operator

  •  Lithuania

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