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Thursday, July 1st 2010, 11:14pm

Bulgarian Aircraft for 1940

[SIZE=3]DAR (Darjavna Aeroplane Rabotilnitsa)[/SIZE]
DAR is continuing to assemble the Swiss-designed C-3603 ground-attack light bomber. Most of these planes are being manufactured by EKW as kits, with final assembly at DAR; in 1940 DAR will start assembling a few from scratch, however.

DAR is ending military production of the DAR-3 Garvan-III biplane, although it, and the DAR-7 SS.1 Koketka, remain available for civilian acquisition. DAR has also made an offer to assemble DAR-12s (Avia B-137s) for interested parties.

[SIZE=3]Kaproni Balgarski[/SIZE]
Kaproni-Bulgarski has, for the first time in the past few years, a chance to shine, with two new aircraft types being prepared for production. The twin-engine KB-9 Bekas ("Snipe") is designed to replace the fixed-gear KB.309 "transport-bomber" in service; the KB-9 can serve as a liaison plane, a light transport, and a navigator-training aircraft. It will be available for civilian sales (unarmed).

The second plane is the KB-11 Fazan ("Pheasant"), which is a single-engined, rough-field capable army cooperation aircraft. It has light harassment bombing capabilities. It will begin replacing Fw-44s, DAR-3 Garvan-III and KB-5 Tchutchuliga-III biplanes, which will be stored or surplused out to the civilian aircraft market.

Both types are available for export starting in April 1940, or December 1939 for allies.


Thursday, July 1st 2010, 11:14pm


[SIZE=4]Kaproni-Balgarski KB-9 Bekas[/SIZE]
Twin-engine liaison plane.

Crew: 2
Passengers: 4
Length: 44.3 ft (13.5 m)
Wingspan: 59 ft (18 m)
Height: 13 ft (4 m)
Wing area: 484.4 ft² (45 m²)
Empty weight: 5,512 lb (2,500 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 8,598 lb (3,900 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Argus As 410 inverted V-12, 450hp each

Maximum speed: 210 mph (338 kph)
Range: 800 mi (1,287 km)
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,096 m)

- 1 × .30cal MG
- 150kg bombs


Thursday, July 1st 2010, 11:14pm


[SIZE=4]Kaproni-Balgarski KB-11 Fazan[/SIZE]
Single-engine high-wing observation plane

Crew: 2 (pilot, observer-gunner)
Length: 33 ft (10.06 m)
Wingspan: 43.6 ft (13.3 m)
Height: 13.8 ft (4.2 m)
Wing area: ft² (25.2 m²)
Empty weight: 5,092.7 lb (2310 kg)
Normal weight: 6,305 lb (2860 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 6,966.6 lb (3160 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × nine-cylinder type PZL Pegasus XXI radial, 835 hp, wooden three-bladed fixed 3.5m-diameter propeller

Maximum speed: 170.9mph / 275 kph @ sea level, 205mph / 330 kph @ 3000m
Range: 385 mi (620 km)
Fuel Capacity: Two 460 liter tanks with 87 octane gasoline
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,096 m)
Climb: 6 minutes to 3,000m

Photographic equipment: Lešner F18/24, F25 or F50VM cameras
Radio equipment:
- Transmitter: Telefunken Sp-2441F
- Receiver: Telefunken Sp-477 A-37

- 2 × 7.92 mm Zbrojovka M-30 with 600 rounds in the nose of the aircraft,
- 2 × 7.92 mm Zbrojovka M-30 with 525 rounds per drum
- 2 × 100kg bombs, 4x50kg bombs, or 6x25kg bombs (six mounting points)


Thursday, July 1st 2010, 11:31pm

Turkey's kicking the tires on the Fazan.....


Thursday, July 1st 2010, 11:34pm


Originally posted by thesmilingassassin
Turkey's kicking the tires on the Fazan.....

"High-quality Brazilian rubber, manufactured in Atlantis!"

[SIZE=1]I'm sure that's one of the things I get when I use that Buy Atlantean button...[/SIZE]


Thursday, July 1st 2010, 11:39pm

LOL! How about 50 Fezans (maybe more later) and 100 Bekas?


Thursday, July 1st 2010, 11:45pm

Done! Let me work out a delivery schedule.

In other news, Kaproni-Balgarski is now hiring more workmen, and Bulgaria hits the "Buy Atlantean" button to buy more aircraft tires...


Thursday, July 1st 2010, 11:50pm

*somewhere in Atlantis, Bulgarian currency suddenly begins raining down.....indoors.......inside every bank......"hmmm thats odd."*


Friday, July 2nd 2010, 3:54pm

Kaproni-Balgarski, after some evaluation with their production managers, believes they can deliver the Turkish order at a rate of 10 Bekas and 5 Fazans per month starting in December 1939, expanding to 12 and 9 per month in April 1940. Turkey's order of Bekas will therefore complete at the end of August 1940, and the order of Fazans will complete in mid-July.


Friday, July 2nd 2010, 11:41pm



Friday, July 2nd 2010, 11:54pm

You forgot standard supervillian procedure #43! You have to rub your hands together while saying that! :D