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Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 5:42pm

Training Aircraft

- Focke-Wulf Fw44 (doubles as Army Cooperation)
- Focke-Wulfe Fw58
- 78 Kaproni Bulgarski KB-5 Tchutchuliga-III (doubles as Army Cooperation)
- 78 DAR/Avia DAR-3 Garvan-III (Raven-III) (doubles as Army Cooperation)
- 48 DAR/Avia DAR-7 SS.1 Koketka (Kitten) (doubles as Army Cooperation)
- Miles Master (advanced trainer)

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Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 5:45pm

Focke-Wulf Fw44

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Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 5:45pm

Focke-Wulfe Fw58

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Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 5:46pm

[SIZE=3]Kaproni Bulgarski KB-5 Tchutchuliga-III[/SIZE]
Two-seat biplane artillery spotter, liaison, and training aircraft.

[SIZE=3]Specifications:[/SIZE]
Length: 8.5 meters/28 feet
Wingspan: 10.9 meters/35.76 feet (upper wing), 8.85 meters/29 feet (lower wing)
Wing Area: 25.4 square meters/273.4 square feet
Weight: 1,250 kilograms/2,755 pounds empty; 1650 kilograms/3,638 pounds loaded
Engine: 9-cylinder radial, 450 hp. Multiple engine types used.

[SIZE=3]Performance:[/SIZE]
Max Speed: 275 kmh, 148.5 knots, or 171 mph
Cruise radius: 750 kilometers/466 miles
Operational Ceiling: 6,800 meters/22,300 feet

[SIZE=3]Armament:[/SIZE]
- 1 × .30cal MG for pilot
- 1 × .30cal MG for spotter
- 8 × 25-kg bombs

Notes: The Bulgarian Air Force bought 78 of these planes in 1937. 54 planes will outfit an Army Cooperation Orlyak as artillery spotters and light liaison types; 24 aircraft will go to the Bozhurishte Military Flying School.

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Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 5:46pm

[SIZE=4]DAR/Avia DAR-3 Garvan-III (Raven-III)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]Specifications:[/SIZE]
Length: 9.46 meters/31 feet
Wingspan: 11.90 meters/39 feet (upper wing); 10.75 meters/35.27 feet (lower wing)
Wing Area: 37 square meters/398.25 square feet
Weight: 1300 kilograms/2,866 pounds empty; 2100 kilograms/4,629.7 pounds loaded
Engine: Alfa Romeo 126 RC34 - 750 hp., 9 cyl; other types regularly fitted

[SIZE=3]Performance:[/SIZE]
Max Speed: 275 kmh, 148.5 knots, or 171 mph
Cruise radius: 1000 kilometers/621 miles
Operational Ceiling: 7000 meters/22,965 feet
Armament: 1x.30cal MG for pilot; 1x.30cal MG for spotter; can carry eight 25-kg bombs

[SIZE=3]Armament:[/SIZE]
- 1 × .30cal MG for pilot
- 1 × .30cal MG for spotter
- 8 × 25-kg bombs

Notes: This type is an update of the tried-and-true DAR-3 Garvan-1 and DAR-3 Garvan-2. Regarded as the best Bulgarian-designed and manufactured plane ever. The VNVV will be buying 78 aircraft; 54 to outfit an Army Cooperation Orlyak and 24 to outfit the Graf Ignatievo Military Flying School.

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Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 5:46pm

[SIZE=4]DAR/Avia DAR-7 SS.1 Koketka (Kitten)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]Specifications:[/SIZE]
Length: 7.2 meters/23.6 feet
Wingspan: 10.2 meters/33.46 feet
Wing Area: 16.2 square meters/175 square feet
Weight: 900 kilograms/1,984 pounds
Engine: 4-cylinder inline, 130 hp

[SIZE=3]Performance:[/SIZE]
Max Speed: 220 kmh, 118 knots, or 136 mph
Cruise radius: 1000 kilometers/621 miles
Operational Ceiling: 4500 meters/14,765 feet

[SIZE=3]Armament:[/SIZE]
- You must be joking.

Notes: The DAR-7 SS.1 was purchased in small quantities by the VNVV and provided to regional flying clubs to help recruit new pilots.

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Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 5:46pm

[SIZE=4]Miles Master MkII[/SIZE]

[SIZE=3]General characteristics[/SIZE]
Crew: Two (instructor and student)
Length: 29 ft 6 in (8.99 m)
Wingspan: 39 ft 0 in[2] (11.89 m)
Height: 9 ft 3 in (2.82 m)
Wing area: 217 ft² [3] (20.16 m²)
Airfoil: NACA 230
Empty weight: 4,293 lb (1,947 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 5,573 lb (2,528 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Bristol Mercury XX 9-cylinder supercharged air-cooled radial engine, 870 hp (623 kW)

[SIZE=3]Performance[/SIZE]
Maximum speed: 260 mph (416 km/h) at 5,000 ft (1,500 m)
Cruise speed: 230 mph (368 km/h) at 5,000 ft (1,500 m)
Range: 341 nm (393 mi, 632 km)
Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,500 m)
Wing loading: 23.7 lb/ft² (116 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.156 hp/lb (0.255 kW/kg)

[SIZE=3]Armament[/SIZE]
- 1 × .303 in Vickers K machine gun