Bellanca 14. Specifications. A photo.
Bellanca 14. Specifications. A photo.

Bellanca 14. Specifications. A photo.


Bellanca 14 - American single-engine light aircraft, manufactured by «Bellanca» in the prewar period.


Photo Bellanca 14


When developing a light-engine aircraft, American aircraft designers tried to create a multi-purpose aircraft design that could be used not only in civil aviation, but this aircraft was created with such deviation, but also in military aviation. Initially, it was assumed that on board the aircraft will be able to accommodate up to 6-8 people (including also the pilot), however, due to a serious increase in the cost of the aircraft, as well as a number of technical difficulties, it was decided to develop a three-seat aircraft, suitable for operation on small Distances.


Bellanca 14 photo


The first flight of the Bellanca 14 aircraft took place in December of 1937, while initially the aircraft was operated as a civil aircraft carrying out air travel at short distances - the maximum possible distance that this aircraft can cover is about 764 kilometers (depending on the modification Aircraft). Nevertheless, the aircraft was not popular with private owners, and therefore, the final release was limited to only 53-built aircraft, about 40 of which were used by American air carriers for flights at short distances.

On board of small-aircraft Bellanca 14 can accommodate only three persons (including also the pilot of the aircraft), which according to experts is one of the factors as to why the aircraft did not become popular. However, the aircraft, which has almost 80-year history, continues to be exploited by some private owners and now, however, most of these aircraft are currently stored in the non-operable state, and because some of them are collections of museums.


Cabin Bellanca 14


As the power plant, an airplane Bellanca 14, set piston aircraft engine Lenape LM-5, 70 has a capacity of HP, which in turn allows you to reach speeds of up to 189 km \ h. However, due to low reliability, flights carried out at lower speeds. However, later, with the advent of other modifications to the aircraft of this model began to establish other aircraft engines - more powerful, reliable and efficient.

Over the entire period of production, the American aircraft manufacturers have released the following modification of the model:

  • Bellanca Junior 14-7 - Prototype, equipped with propulsion LeBlond 5E;
  • Bellanca Junior 14-7L - A modified version, often called Bellanca 14-7, piston aircraft engine equipped Lenape LM-5.
  • Bellanca 14-9 - Main production version, equipped with a radial piston aircraft engine Ken-Royce 5F. Modification is equipped with retractable landing gear, reducing drag during flight;
  • Bellanca 14-9L - Modification to the aircraft engine Lenape Brave;
  • Bellanca 14-10L - A modified version, with installed capacity of piston aviadvigatelemLycoming 100 hp .;
  • Bellanca 14-12 - The military version of small-engine aircraft;
  • Bellanca T14-14 - Military training version of the aircraft, equipped with coaxial upravleneim.


Technical Features Bellanca 14.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 2 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 6,48 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,42 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,15 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 542 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 278 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 820 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising flight speed: 195 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 214 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 764 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Ken-Royce 5F (depending on version);
  • Power: 90 hp (Depending on version).


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