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Aero A.300 in 1938.

The Aero A.300 was a Czechoslovakian bomber aircraft that first flew in 1938 as a much refined development of the A.304 (despite what the numbering would suggest). Despite showing much promise, development and production of the aircraft was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II.

Specifications (A.300)

General characteristics

  • Crew: three
  • Length: 13.50 m (44 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 19.20 m (63 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 3.40 m (11 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 46 m² (495 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 3,955 kg (8,721 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 6,040 kg (13,318 lb)
  • Powerplant:Bristol Mercury IX 9-cylinder radial engines, 610 kW (818 hp) each

Performance

Armament

  • 1 × fixed forward-firing 7.92 mm ZB-30 machine gun
  • 1 × 7.92 mm ZB-30 machine gun in dorsal turret
  • 1 × 7.92 mm ZB-30 machine gun in rearward-firing ventral position
  • Up to 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) of bombs

See also

Related development

Comparable aircraft

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