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Škoda-Kauba Sk 257
Role Fighter trainer monoplane
National origin Czechoslovakia
Manufacturer Škoda-Kauba
First flight 1943
Number built 9

The Škoda-Kauba Sk 257 was a Czechoslovakian-built fighter trainer monoplane built my Škoda-Kauba Flugzeugbau for the Luftwaffe.[1]

Development

The Škoda-Kauba Flugzeugbau produced a prototype fighter-trainer the Škoda-Kauba V4, it was a single-seat low-wing cantilever monoplane powered by a 240hp (179kW) Argus As 10C-3 engine with a retractable tailwheel landing gear.[1] The German Reichsluftfahrtministerium ordered four prototypes with a more powerful 485hp Argus As 410 engine and allocated the designation Sk 257.[1] The four prototypes performed well and the type was ordered into production but the build quality of the prototypes did not pass the Luftwaffe quality control inspections and after only five aircraft had been built the order was cancelled.

Operators

 Germany

Specifications

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.1 m (23 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.6 m (24 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 8.4 m2 (90 sq ft)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 410 12-cylinde air-cooled inverted-V piston engine, 362 kW (485 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 350 km/h (220 mph; 190 kn)
  • Range: 930 km (578 mi; 502 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,500 m (24,606 ft)

See also

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References

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Notes

  1. ^ a b c Orbis 1985, p. 2938
  2. ^ "No. 7897. Škoda-Kauba Sk 257 V2". 31 May 2008. http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/Braas/7897.htm. Retrieved 2010-01-09.  

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