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Friday, January 11th 2013, 11:56pm

Chinese Airliner

Shennong “Firefly”
Breguet Br.470 - Fulgur

In the early 1930s, the French company Breguet Aviation started design of a twin-engined transport aircraft, sharing the wing design with the Breguet 460. The new design, named Fulgur, is a low-winged monoplane of all-metal construction, accommodating 12 passengers. It have a retractable tailwheel undercarriage and is powered by two Gnome-Rhone 14K radial engines.
The Br.470 “Fulgur” made its first flight on 5 March 1936, its two powerful engines giving a maximum speed of 385 km/h.
Shennong Ltd. bought both, the prototype and the rights for a license production of this aircraft. The aircraft, produced at Shennong is called “Firefly”.

General characteristics:

Crew: 2
Capacity: 12 passengers
Length: 15.93 m
Wingspan: 20.50 m
Height: 5.93 m
Wing area: 56.25 m²
Empty weight: 4,840 kg
Gross weight: 8,200 kg
Max. takeoff weight: 8,600 kg
Powerplant: 2x Gnome-Rhone 14K 14-cylinder air cooled radial engine each 600kW (815hp)


Maximum speed: 385 km/h at 1,600 m
Range: 1,000 km
Service ceiling: 6,000 m

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "parador" (Jan 13th 2013, 5:33pm)


Sunday, January 13th 2013, 9:46pm

Shennong "Glowworm"

The Shennong „Glowworm“ was developed in response to a request of the CNAC, which called for a modern twin-engined travel and commuter aircraft for six passengers. The „Glowworm“ is a modern twin-engine cantilever monoplane with retractable rear wheel, which is designed for a high-speed cruise.

Shennong „Glowworm“
Mission: Travel and Transport aircraft

2x air cooled 8-cylinder inline motors with adjustable propellers each with 270 hp (200 kW)

Speed / ceiling / range:
max speed: 330 km/h
cruise speed: 285 km/h
service ceiling: 5200 m
range: 1100 km

Empty Weight: 1640 kg
Loaded Weight: 2860 kg
Maximum Weight: 2960 kg
Payload: 1035kg

Length: 10,98 m
Wingspan: 13,54 m
Height: 3,64 m

2 men (pilot, radio operator)
6 passengers

Shennong "Glowworm" in CNAC coloring


Monday, January 14th 2013, 10:13am

MT-1 "Hayabusa"

MT-1 Hayabusa

The MAC-1 Hayabusa ("Peregrine Falcon") airliners were built by the Manshu Aircraft Company in Harbin , located in northeastern China. The prototype aircraft took its first flight in Apr 1933, and they soon joined the fleet of the Manchukuo National Airways and other airlines to serve as passenger aircraft. It was the only aircraft built by Manshu Aircraft Company before this company was bought by Harbin Aviation Ltd.

General characteristics:

Crew: 1
Capacity: 6 passengers
Length: 9.38 m
Wingspan: 13.60 m
Height: 3.60 m
Wing area: 27.30 m²
Empty weight: 1,700 kg
Max. takeoff weight: 2,700 kg
Powerplant: One Nakajima Kotobuki 2-kai-1 9-cyl air-cooled radial engine rated at 460hp

Maximum speed: 240 km/h
Cruise speed: 200 km/h
Range: 902 km
Service ceiling: 6,000 m

MT-1 in the early colors of the Manchukuo National Airways


Thursday, September 21st 2017, 1:33pm

BH-1 "Codger"

On 18. December 1945, the two engineers Ximen Bao and Wan Li Huang founded their design office Bao - Huang. This was also the beginning of a fruitful collaboration.

The BH-1 "Codger" is planned as a successor of the Shennong "Dragonfly" and should be just as successful. Furthermore, it is planned to build an expanded version of the aircraft. This is supposed to have, inter alia, an increased range, 4 engines and a capacity of 30 passengers.

BH-1 „Codger“
Mission: Light Aircraft

2x air cooled 9-cylinder radial motors with adjustable propellers each with 820 hp (Huang Po 132A-3)

Speed / ceiling / range:
max speed: 340 km/h
cruise speed: 297 km/h
service ceiling: 7900 m
range: 1610 km

Empty Weight: 5146 kg
Loaded Weight: 7560 kg

Length: 17,60 m
Wingspan: 21,25 m
Height: 4,59 m
Wingarea: 61,00 m²

3 men (pilot, radio operator, steward)
10 passengers


Thursday, September 21st 2017, 1:34pm

BH-2 „Codger (expanded)“

BH-2 „Codger (expanded)“
Mission: Medium Airliner

4x 14-cylinder, two-row,air-cooled radial piston engines with adjustable propellers each with 1,500 hp

Speed / ceiling / range:
max speed: 394 km/h
cruise speed: 322 km/h
service ceiling: 6,980 m
range: 3500 km

Empty Weight: 19307 kg
Gross Weight: 27,896 kg
max. Takeoff Weight: 30,164 kg

Length: 29.5 m
Wingspan: 42.1 m
Height: 5,23 m
Wingarea: 187,00 m²

5 men (two pilots, flight engineer, two cabin crew)
27 passengers


Thursday, September 21st 2017, 2:11pm

BH-3 "Sparrow"

After the first economic success of the Bao-Huang aircraft design office with the sale of some BH-1 and BH-2 aircraft to various domestic chinese airlines, the company presents a new draft.

The proposed Model BH-3 has been conceived by the Bao-Huang Aircraft Design office as a rugged twin-engine feederliner with STOL-Skills. It has a capacity of up to eight passengers plus baggage, or the equivalent in freight.

BH-4 "Sparrow"

2x air cooled 9-cylinder supercharged radial piston engines each with 550 hp

Speed / ceiling / range:
max speed: 300 km/h
cruise speed: 280 km/h
service ceiling: 7650 m
range: 1850 km

Empty weight: 4400 kg
max. take off weight: 6125 kg

Length: 14.25 m
Wingspan: 19.66 m
Height: 4.9 m
Wingarea: 34 m²

2 men (pilot, co-pilot & radio operator)
8 passengers + luggage