Aero A.18

Fighter Biplane

Aero A-18, Czechoslovak Army Air Force, A.18.5, Replica, Letecke Muzeum Kbely © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Aero A.18 is a single-engine single-seat fighter biplane aircraft produced by the Czechoslovak manufacturer Aero - tovarna letadel, (English: Aero - the aircraft factory).
The Aero A.18 is a development of the Aero A.11. The total production of the fighter version are only 20 aircraft. The following variants A.18B and A.18C were race planes with shortened wings.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelBMW IIIa
Engine Power136 kW182 hp
max. Cruise Speed194 km/h105 kts
  121 mph
Speed230 km/h124 kts
  143 mph
Service Ceiling9.000 m29.527 ft
Range400 km216 NM
249 mi.
Empty Weight637 kg1.404 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight862 kg1.900 lbs
Wing Span7,60 m24 ft 11 in
Wing Area15,9 m171 ft
Length5,90 m19 ft 4 in
Height2,86 m9 ft 5 in
First Flight1923
Production Statusout of production
Total Production23
Data for (Version)Aero A.18

[Photo-ID: 10446] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Aero A-18, Czechoslovak Army Air Force, A.18.5, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Aero
A-18
Czechoslovak Army Air Force
Reg.: A.18.5
 
Replica
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 10447] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Aero A-18, Czechoslovak Army Air Force, A.18.5, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Aero
A-18
Czechoslovak Army Air Force
Reg.: A.18.5
 
Replica
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 10448] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Aero A-18C, Czechoslovak Army Air Force, 5, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Aero
A-18C
Czechoslovak Army Air Force
Reg.: 5
 
Replica
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 10449] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Aero A-18C, Czechoslovak Army Air Force, 5, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2014Aero
A-18C
Czechoslovak Army Air Force
Reg.: 5
 
Replica
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]