Air Force

VEF IRBITIS I-14


VEF Irbitis I-14

Source: VEF

Acquired: 1937

Type: Single-seat military training monoplane

Engine: 200-hp Menasco B6S Buccaneer, 6-cylinder in-line air-cooled

Dimensions
Length: 7.3 m
Wing Span: 8 m
Height: 2 m
Max Speed:

Range:

Maximum Ceiling:

Known Serial Numbers:

Notes

  • November 19, 1937 - first flight of the VEF/Irbitis I-14.
  • April 23, 1938 - Bandenieks crashes the VEF/Irbitis I-14. Although he was essentially unhurt, the aircraft was totally destroyed.


Sources

Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture
Irbitis, Karlis Of Struggle and Flight

Profile courtesy of Arvo Vercamer

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