Aero A.32

Utility Biplane

Aero Ap-32, Czechoslovak Army Air Force, 2E, c/n 25, Letecke Muzeum Kbely © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Aero A.32 is a single-engine two-seat liaison, reconnaissance and bomber biplane aircraft produced by the Czechoslovak manufacturer Aero - tovarna letadel, (English: Aero - the aircraft factory).
The Aero A.32 is a development of the Aero A.11. The upper and lower wings have the same span contrary to the A.11. The Finnish Air Force used the variant A.321F powered by a 450 hp (336 kW) Isotta Fraschini Asso Cassia engine and the A.32GR with Gnome-Rhone built Bristol Jupiter engine.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelBristol Jupiter IV
Engine Power336 kW450 hp
max. Cruise Speed193 km/h104 kts
  120 mph
Speed226 km/h122 kts
  140 mph
Service Ceiling5.500 m18.045 ft
Rate of climb171 m/min561 ft/min
Range796 km430 NM
495 mi.
Empty Weight1.046 kg2.306 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.917 kg4.226 lbs
Wing Span12,40 m40 ft 8 in
Wing Area36,5 m393 ft
Length8,20 m26 ft 11 in
Height3,10 m10 ft 2 in
First Flight1927
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1927-1928
Total Productionca. 115
Developed fromAero A.11
Data for (Version)Aero A.32
VariantsA.321F, A.32GR, Ap.32, Apb.32

[Photo-ID: 10453] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Aero Ap-32, Czechoslovak Army Air Force, 2E, c/n 25, Karsten Palt, 2014Aero
Ap-32
Czechoslovak Army Air Force
Reg.: 2E
c/n: 25
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 10454] Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Aero Ap-32, Czechoslovak Army Air Force, 2E, c/n 25, Karsten Palt, 2014Aero
Ap-32
Czechoslovak Army Air Force
Reg.: 2E
c/n: 25
 
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]