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ANBO VIII
Anbo8.jpg
Role Bomber-reconnaissance monoplane
National origin Lithuania
Manufacturer Karo Aviacijos Tiekimo Skyrius
Designer Antanas Gustaitis
First flight 5 September 1939
Number built 1

The ANBO VIII was a Lithuanian bomber-reconnaissance monoplane designed by Antanas Gustaitis and built by Karo Aviacijos Tiekimo Skyrius.[1]

Design and developmentEdit

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.[2] The prototype and only ANBO VIII was first flown on 5 September 1939 and was still under test when the country was annexed by the Soviet Union, the prototype was removed by the Soviet authorities for testing.[1][2]

SpecificationsEdit

Data from Lithuanian Aviation Museum[2]

General characteristics
  • 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

  • Maximum speed: 411 km/h (255 mph; 222 kn) at 5 km altitude
  • Minimum control speed: 113 km/h (70 mph; 61 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 9,000 m (29,528 ft)</ul>Armament
  • Guns: 4 × .303 in (7.7 mm) fixed forward-firing Browning machine gun, 500 rpg, 1 × .303 in (7.7 mm) manually aimed Browning in rear, 5 x 100 round boxes
  • Bombs: up to 600kg in fuselage or 400kg under wings
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OperatorEdit

  • Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing. p. 234. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "ANBO-VIII". Lithuanian Aviation Museum. Archived from the original on 11 July 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080711045919/http://www.lam.lt/old/istorija/karo_aviacija/gustaicio/anbo8/nfra8en.htm. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 

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