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Avia B.35
« on: September 28, 2021, 01:53:44 PM »
In 1935, the Avia B biplane fighter entered service with the Czechoslovak Air Force.534. But it was already obvious that by the end of the 1930s it would become obsolete. Therefore, the Air Force published requirements for the development of a monoplane fighter to replace the B.534. Avia Company started working on the B. 35 project, which was headed by the designer Franti?ek Novotn?.

The B. 35 was an elegant low-wing aircraft with an elliptical wing and a non-retractable landing gear. It was equipped with a Hispano-Suiza 12Ycrs engine (860 hp) Maximum speed-495 km/h, flight range-550 km. Armament ? 20-mm Hispano 404 cannon and 2 ? 7.92-mm vz machine gun.30. September 28, 1938-the first flight of the Avia B.35 piston fighter.

Despite the promising design and good flight characteristics, the B. 35 was not launched into mass production. Two prototypes were lost in accidents. The last B. 35/3, with a retractable landing gear, was built after the occupation of the country by Germany, and it became the prototype for the Avia B. 135 fighter.