"Arista" AOP 6 / 9 / 11. A photo. Characteristics.
A type: single-engine reconnaissance and connected vysokoplan
Crew: the pilot and the observer, arranged one behind the other
Building on the highly successful family of Intelligence and Communication light aircraft built by British company "Taylor Crust" during the second half of World War II aircraft A0R6 / 9 and 11 been improved modifications of the basic structures of wartime. The plane AOP (Air Observation Post - air observation post) modification Mk used differed from their predecessors engine "Gypsy Major" set instead of the American company "Lycoming" increased fuel and landing gear extended.
His takeoff and landing performance on short exchanges were even better than the earlier aircraft company "Arista", thanks to the improved mechanization wing instead used on the plane "Arista» V slotted flaps. Manufacture of aircraft used ADP was launched in 1946 year to March 1953 years 312 copies were built for the Royal Air Force. For the Air Force, it was also built about 77 training aircraft T 7 the second control. In 1950-6 years of AOP aircraft participated in the fighting in Korea and Malaysia. Twelve months after the last plane AOP b enrolled in the Royal Air Force, the company "Arista" released the plane AOP 9, created to replace the plane AOP 6.
The new modification was the only family of aircraft "0sti" / A0R, build specifically for military use and are not finalizing the civil aircraft. With a more powerful engine and a wing of increased span, the first plane AOP 9 was placed in the Royal Air Force in 1955 year. Aircraft of this type remained in service until the end of 1960-ies. A noticeable number of aircraft "Arista", served military service remains in a state of airworthiness around the globe. The plane caught on as towing gliders.
- Length: 7,26 m
- Wingspan: 11,12 m
- Height: 2,59 m
- BLANK: 662 kg
- Maximum take-off: 966 kg
Aircraft performance characteristics:
- Maximum speed: 203 km / h (127 miles / h)
- Flight range: 393 km (246 miles)
Power point: "Dzhimpsi Majora» VII of "De Havilland" (by plane AOP 6), «Bombardier» 203 of "Blackburn Cirrus» (Blackburn Cirru) on the plane AOP 9 and 0-360-A1D of "Lycoming"
Power: 145 l. from. (108,17 kW), 180 l. from. (134,28 kW) and 160 l. from. (119,36 kW), respectively
Date of first flight:
- 1 May 1945 years (the plane AOP 6) and March 19 1954 years (the plane AOP 9)
The surviving airworthy modifications in the hands of civilians:
- AOP 6 / 9 and 11
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