×
Aircraft / Aviation Vehicles & Artillery Small Arms Warships & Submarines Military Ranks Military Pay Scale (2024) Special Forces

Aero A.11


Day and Night Reconnaissance / Multi-purpose Aircraft


Czechoslovakia | 1925



"The Aero A.11 was a multirole biplane airframe that saw several major variants produced for its time in the air."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Aero A.11 Day and Night Reconnaissance / Multi-purpose Aircraft.
1 x Walter W.IV 8-cylinder liquid-cooled engine developing 240 horsepower and driving a two-bladed propeller at the nose.
Propulsion
149 mph
240 kph | 130 kts
Max Speed
24,934 ft
7,600 m | 5 miles
Service Ceiling
466 miles
750 km | 405 nm
Operational Range
751 ft/min
229 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Aero A.11 Day and Night Reconnaissance / Multi-purpose Aircraft.
2
(MANNED)
Crew
26.9 ft
8.20 m
O/A Length
42.0 ft
(12.80 m)
O/A Width
10.2 ft
(3.10 m)
O/A Height
2,381 lb
(1,080 kg)
Empty Weight
3,395 lb
(1,540 kg)
MTOW
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Aero A.11 Day and Night Reconnaissance / Multi-purpose Aircraft .
STANDARD:
1 x 7.7mm Vickers machine gun in fixed, forward-firing mounting.
2 x 7.7mm Lewis machine guns on trainable mounting in rear cockpit.

OPTIONAL:
Up tp 441lb of conventional drop stores.
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Aero A.11 family line.
A.11 - Base Designation
Ab.11 - Day Light Bomber
A.11HS - Finnish Export Model Designation
A.11N - Night Bomber


Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 06/21/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

The Aero A.11 was a successful multirole performer for the Czech Army Air Force during the interwar years separating the two World Wars. Equally respected for its adaptability and capability, the A.11 was designed from the outset as a multi-purpose airframe to replace the aging series of aircraft still in service at the time. In the end, the Aero A.11 would see no fewer than 20 different variant types, owing much to the inherently adaptable design envisioned when the aircraft first flew in 1925.

The A.11 was of traditional biplane arrangement featuring an over and under primary wing element. It maintained World War 1-era fighter traits such as open-air cockpits and fixed undercarriage. The crew numbered two with the pilot and his observer / gunner seated in tandem within the slab-sided fuselage. The upper wing element was fitted just ahead and around the pilot with the single liquid-cooled engine mounted forward of this (driving a two-bladed propeller unit).

A single 7.7mm Vickers Machine Gun in a fixed, forward-firing mounting was fitted for attack and managed by the pilot. The rear gunner had access to a 2 x 7.7mm Lewis Machine Gun pairing atop a flexible mounting. A modest bomb load of 441lb could also be carried for attack sorties.

The engine of choice became the Walter W IV series engine of 240 horsepower. Performance included a maximum speed of 150 miles per hour, a service ceiling of 25,000 feet and a range out to 470 miles. Rate-of-climb was 751 feet -per-minute.

The Aero A.11 was seen in its typical twin-seat reconnaissance platform but was equally adept in the role of day (as the Ab.11) or night (as the A.11N) bombing. Another notable variant was the A.11HS, an export version shipped off to Finland - the only other operator of the series. Eight were used by the Finns up until World War 2 in 1939. By the 1940s the line had all but been discarded.

Content ©MilitaryFactory.com; No Reproduction Permitted.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Aero A.11. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 250 Units

Contractor(s): Aero Vodochody - Czechoslovakia
National flag of Czechia National flag of Finland

[ Czechoslovakia; Finland ]
1 / 1
Image of the Aero A.11
Side profile view illustration of an Aero A.11; color

Going Further...
The Aero A.11 Day and Night Reconnaissance / Multi-purpose Aircraft appears in the following collections:
HOME
AVIATION INDEX
AIRCRAFT BY COUNTRY
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURERS
COMPARE AIRCRAFT
AIRCRAFT BY CONFLICT
AIRCRAFT BY TYPE
AIRCRAFT BY DECADE
GOLDEN AGE AIRCRAFT
WWII AIRCRAFT
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Cookies

2024 Military Pay Scale Military Ranks of the World U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary Conversion Calculators Military Alphabet Code Military Map Symbols Breakdown U.S. 5-Star Generals List WWII Weapons by Country

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world, WDMMA.org (World Directory of Modern Military Aircraft), WDMMW.org (World Directory of Modern Military Warships), SR71blackbird.org, detailing the history of the world's most iconic spyplane, and MilitaryRibbons.info, cataloguing military medals and ribbons. Special Interest: RailRoad Junction, the locomotive encyclopedia.


©2024 www.MilitaryFactory.com • All Rights Reserved • Content ©2003-2024 (21yrs)