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Avia BH-20

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Role Civil trainer
Manufacturer Avia
Designed by Pavel Beneš and Miroslav Hajn
First flight 1924

The Avia BH-20 was a civil trainer aircraft built in Czechoslovakia in 1924. It was a single-bay, unstaggered biplane of conventional configuration. The wings were braced with N-struts at around half-span. The pilot and instructor were seated in tandem, open cockpits.


General characteristics

  • Crew: two, pilot and instructor
  • Length: 6.29 m (20 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.88 m (25 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 16.1 m² (173 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 345 kg (761 lb)
  • Gross weight: 485 kg (1,069 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter NZ 60 radial, 45 kW (60 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (100 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,100 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 3.1 m/s (610 ft/min)

See also

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Published in July 2009.

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