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Wednesday, September 29th 2004, 4:10pm

H.1. Land-based Naval Aircraft

AA-3 - 1923

M-8 Chaukidar - 1930


Monday, November 8th 2004, 2:44am


Name: Alleppey Aeronautics AA-3
Type: Medium bomber / maritime patrol
Crew: 4
Max Speed: 110 mph
Range: 470 miles
Wingspan: 64' 5"
Length: 34' 2"
Armament: 1 ring-mounted 7.92 mm machine gun in each of nose, dorsal, rear positions; 10 x 50 kg, 4 x 100 kg, or 2 x 250 kg bombs.

Notes: Land-based bomber derived from German AEG and Zeppelin-Staaken designs, first flown in 1922. Two aircraft leased to Naval Aviation Corps for evaluation starting 1924. May see service from 1925 onward.


Thursday, June 29th 2006, 2:54pm

[SIZE=3]M-8 Chaukidar[/SIZE]

Name: Mayawati M-8 Chaukidar (Sentinel)
Type: Twin engined flying boat - maritime patrol
Crew: 5
Max Speed: 131 mph
Range: 1000 miles
Wingspan: 65' 8"
Length: 36' 4"
Armament: 1 ring-mounted 7.92 mm machine gun in each of nose, dorsal, rear positions; 550 kg of ordnance on wing racks.

Notes: Contract tendered in 1925 following the difficult experience of tracking Danish warships during the 1924 conflict. Lengthy development period, with first flight in 1930. Entered service in 1931.


Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 3:10pm

Name: Alleppey Aeronautics Sikara II (Hawk)
Type: land based fighter
Crew: 1
Max Speed: 260 mph at 13,000 feet
220 mph at sea level
Engine: 1 x AA 200 at 750 hp radial
Range: 640 miles
Armament: 1 x 7.92mm machine guns(Nose), 1 x 15mm machinegun(Nose); 5 30lbs bombs or 2 100lbs bombs.

Notes: Production of the Alleppey fighter was completely diverted to the BNS in late 1936, being the main land based and seaplane fighter for the rest of the decade.


Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 3:17pm

Name: Mayawati Haathee II (Elephant)
Type: land based bomber
Crew: 4
Max Speed: 260 mph at 16000 feet
Engine: 2 x IA 350 at 1150 hp inline
Range: 900 miles with 2000lbs of bombs
Armament: 1 7.92mm machinegun (Nose), 1 7.92mm machinegun (Dorsal), 1 7.92mm machinegun(Ventral Hole); 4500lbs maximum bomb payload.

Notes: Part of the bomber production was diverted to the BNS starting in early 1937.