LKOD KOD-1



LKOD1


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Source: LKOD (Liepajas Military Manufacturing)

Acquired: March, 1936 (4 aircraft), August 1936 (1 aircraft), December 1938 (3 aircraft).
This list totals eight aircraft, but some sources list as many as 10 different serial numbers. This may indicate other deliveries, or a renumbering of existing aircraft.

Type: 2-seat trainer

Engine: Until May 1937 they were equipped with the Genet Major 5-cylinder engine (provided by Armstrong-Siddeley). These engines were unreliable, with compression problems and individual cylinder overheating. They became unavailable in 1937 and from that point onwards the new KOD-1s were built with de Havilland Gipsy Major 4-cylinder in-line engines which produced approximately 125 horsepower. (Each of these engines cost 10,400 Lati).

Dimensions
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Wing Span:
Height:
Max Speed: 150 km/hr

Range:

Maximum Ceiling:

Known Serial Numbers: 10, 11, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, 31, 32, 41, 42, 43

Notes

Sources
Andersons, Edgars Latvijas Brunotie Speki Un To Prieksvesture
Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
Humberstone (ed) Latvian Air Force 1918 - 1940
Irbitis, Karlis Of Struggle and Flight
Sparnota Latvija

Profile courtesy of Arvo Vercamer


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