Specifications – Lublin R-VIIIa

Crew: 2, pilot and observer

Length: 11.12 m (36 ft 6 in)
Wingspan: 17 m (55 ft 9 in)
Height: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 76.4 m² (822 ft²)
Empty weight: 2457 kg (5,405 lb)
Loaded weight: 3500 kg (7,700 lb)
Useful load: 1043-1843 kg (2,294-4,054 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 4300 kg (9,460 lb)

Powerplant:

1 × Lorraine-Dietrich 18Kd water-cooled 18-cylinder inline W engine
740 hp / 650 hp nominal power (552 / 484 Kw)

Performance:

Maximum speed: 225 km/h (138 mph)
Cruise speed: 200 km/h (123 mph)
Stall speed: 85 km/h (52 mph)
Range: 600-1720 km (370-1061 mi)
Service ceiling: 5770 m (18,925 ft)
Rate of climb: 5.25 m/s (1,033 ft/min)
Wing loading: 45.8 kg/m² (9.36 lb/ft²)

Armament:

1 × fixed front-firing 7.7 mm Vickers E machine gun
2 × movable 7.7 mm Lewis machine guns
1,000 kg (2,200 lb) bombs
300 kg (660 lb) in floatplane variant

Lublin R-VIII

Lublin R-VIII

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