Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol. Specifications. A photo.
Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol. Specifications. A photo.

Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol. Specifications. A photo.


Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol - light multipurpose single-engine airplane of Czechoslovak production, designed in 1956, the company «Orlican».


Photo Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol


Czechoslovakian design engineers have begun to project a light multipurpose aircraft model Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol in the first half 50-ies. The new aircraft was of purely civilian character, in this case, the aircraft to be used in private aviation, and in the commercial sphere, to carry out passenger transportation on short distances.

Thanks to the efforts and the efforts of the Czechoslovak aviarazrabotchikov, aircraft Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol got the perfect aerodynamic design of its fuselage, which minimized drag during the implementation of the fly, provides a high level of agility and good handling, and allows us to develop a very high speed movement that in its the nature and one of the reasons for the high popularity of the aircraft.


Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol a photo


The first technical test aircraft model Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol underwent in March 1956 years, while, due to the fact that all tests have been successfully completed, and its first flight the aircraft has made without any apparent problems, the project was officially named as having taken place, and have mass production of the aircraft was launched in the same year. Over the entire period of production, aircraft manufacturers of the Czechoslovak company «Orlican» was built about 200 aircraft, most of which continued to operate very active to this day.


Aircraft Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol


Cab light multipurpose aircraft equipped with four seats, allowing you to carry on board the aircraft of one pilot and three passengers, which is very effective. Due to a number of design features of the cab, the plane Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol can be employed to transport on its board of any goods, which to some extent reduces the operational scope of the aircraft, but in general, this deficiency did not affect the popularization of the aircraft.

Among other things, the plane Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol intended use and as a military air assets, the ability to apply for training purposes, however, subsequently, the Czech air force has decided to abandon the purchase of aircraft of this model.

Multiple aircraft Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol is equipped with a piston-type power plant, consisting of one motor brand Avia M 332, which has a capacity equal to 138 hp, which allows the aircraft to reach speeds in 245 km \ h. (Maximum value), and to overcome the distance to 1100 kilometers.


Specifications Orlican L-40 Meta Sokol.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 3 person;
  • aircraft Length: 7,54 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,06 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,5 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 534 kg .;
  • Payload: 400 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 934 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 210 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 245 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1100 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Avia M 332;
  • Power: 138 hp


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