Investigated

CUKURS C.6


CUKURS C.6

Fuelling the Cukurs C.6bis Cukurs C.6bis Cukurs C.6bis Cukurs C.6bis Cukurs C.6bis

The bomb used in the test flight Attaching the bomb The bomb in place The Committee The Committee

The cockpit H. Cukurs Cukurs C.6bis Cukurs C.6bis Cukurs C.6bis

H. Cukurs H. Cukurs Cukurs C.6bis Cukurs C.6bis Cukurs C.6bis

Cukurs C.6bis Cukurs C.6bis


Cukurs' C-6 in Soviet Markings:
Cukurs C.6bis after capture and now in Soviet markings Cukurs C.6bis after capture and now in Soviet markings

Source: Latvia (Herberts Cukurs)

Considered: 1939

Type: Dive Bomber trainer

Engine: 6-cylinder Hispano Suiza (liquid cooled, 280 hp)

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Crew: 1




NOTES

  • In July, 1937 Herberts Cukurs completed his historic flight from Riga to Tokyo, Japan and back. The feat was accomplished in an aircraft of Cukurs' own design which he named the "Tris Zvaigznes" (Three Stars) though, being his sixth aircraft, it was also known as the C.6.
  • In 1938 Cukurs extensively rebuilt the aircraft, using a stronger engine and making some aerodynamic improvements as well. This rebuilt aircraft, now simply referred to as the Cukurs C.6, was presented to the Latvian military aviation board for evaluation as a trainer, preparing aircrews for the future purchase of dive bombers. In 1939 the trials were carried out, but the Soviet occupation began before any further decision could be made and Cukurs never received a contract to produce additional aircraft.


Sources
  • Bruvelis, Edvins Latvijas Aviacijas Vesture

    Images generously provided by the Cukurs family
    Profile courtesy of A.Vercamer



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