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Friday, January 28th 2011, 5:07am

Latvian RfPs for 1940-

In 1940, and on, Latvia will be requesting foreign input for aircraft, engines, and other aircraft related object

***1940.1 - Airliners
***1940.2 - Engine
***1940.3 - Engine

1940.1 - Valsts Gaisa Satiksme is looking for airliners to supplement the DH.89's in service, and also to begin international transport. Aircraft should preferably have at least a 850 nm range, as well as seating for at least 16 passangers in non-sardine style. It is required that the aircraft have at least 2 engines, but no more than 3.

1940.2 - VEF is looking for a liquid-cooled inline engine for the upcoming VEF I-19. It is requested that the engine weigh no more than 1,600 pounds, and produce at least 1,500 hp; engines with less hp will be considered if they possess outstanding power to weight ratios. Radicals will be considered if an extreme performance advantage is present over competiting inlines (e.g., 1,900 hp, 1,500 lb)

1940.3 - LKOD is looking for a inline/radical to power the upcoming LKOD (name to be inserted here, tis the OTL Ca.355). The requests are for no more than a 1,250 lb weight, but with at least 1,100 hp. (Very vague here, as I'm not sure what would really work. RA recommended the ASh-63, but I want to see what else is available.)


Friday, January 28th 2011, 6:36pm

Savoia-Marchetti from Italy offers the SM.75 three-engined airliner. Proven to be simple and reliable in service for years around the world, it also comfortably meets the range/pax requirements and offers very good field performance.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Red Admiral" (Jan 28th 2011, 6:36pm)


Friday, January 28th 2011, 9:29pm

Atlantis can offer the Ripon-Bloch 161 and 220. The 161 does not reach the range requirements but exceeds the minimum passenger requirement and could be modified to carry less pasengers in exchange for more fuel and longer range.


Saturday, January 29th 2011, 2:35pm

AIRCO offers;

De Havilland D.H.95 Flamingo; this private venture design first flew on 23 December 1937. This all-metal high-wing airliner can carry 17 passengers and a crew of three/ four. Designed for economical operation it is capable of operation from rough strips with limited facilities. Dimensions; 70/ 51.7/ 15.3/ 651 sq ft; 2x 930hp Bristol Perseus XVI; max speed 243mph; range 1,345 miles and service ceiling 20,900ft.


Saturday, January 29th 2011, 10:56pm

The Douglas DC-3 would meet your requirements. The new DC-5 will also meet the requirement as will the Curtiss CW-20 which has the added advantage of cabin pressurization.


Sunday, January 30th 2011, 6:57pm

Tupelove offers passenger version of ANT-32

fitting the specification for payload and range.


Monday, February 7th 2011, 12:47am

Any engines?


Monday, February 7th 2011, 1:07am


Originally posted by TexanCowboy
Any engines?

No. Russia will send you Gliders, and you will appreciate them. Or else.


Monday, February 7th 2011, 1:12am



Monday, February 7th 2011, 1:28am

*rejects gliders*


Monday, February 7th 2011, 1:35am

Russia has been trying Really Hard...

not to indulge in that sort of thing with her smaller allies.

But it's tempting. 8)


Monday, February 7th 2011, 1:52am

Sowee, but's I'm happy with my own homebrewed aircraft...:)


Monday, February 7th 2011, 8:46pm


Originally posted by TexanCowboy
Any engines?

It's a very niche requirement you have in terms of power and weight. Fairly competitive as well. I'd think simple size for including on the Ca 335 design would hamper things as well. Compared with the Ash-62, there's also the Bristol Pegasus and Alfa-Romeo 125 series. A bit less power and weight, but they're all quite physically large engines to be integrating onto that airframe. I'm not sure if the Bristol Taurus is around in WW. It'd be a reasonable fit to the specs, but isn't that reliable.


Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 10:58pm

The Bristol Taurus exists in WW but is only a small niche product without much commerical success in Britain. It has been overshadowed by larger type in the Bristol range. It is not available for licence.