Khioni-5, Koniok-Gorbunok by V.N.Khioni

ight biplane trainer built in Odessa on Aircraft Repair Shops-7 (one of former Anatra factories). Stock of unused Anatra D parts was used. Unlike its predecessor, Khioni-5 had no handling problems and was very airworthy.
32k photo from Virtual Aircraft Museum

Intended as a trainer, but at the time there were no shortages of such aircraft. Suddenly, it found service as a crop duster. Specially it was good fighting locust in Asian republics. Front cockpit was used to house dust tank, dispenser tubes under the fuselage. For years it remained the 'backbone' aircraft of farm aviation.
Produced on the GAZ-7 (former Lebedev factory) in Penza;
30 built, in service until 1928.
'Koniok-Gorbunok' is a little hunchback horse, hero of Russian folklore.

Anatra D

  • "History of aircraft construction in the USSR" by V.B.Shavrov, Vol.1 p.341-342;
  • Khioni 5 Koniok Gorbunok
  • "Konjok - Gorbunok" at Virtual Aircraft Museum
  • Technical data
    Type Khioni-5, Koniok-Gorbunok
    Function Trainer, Utility
    Year 1923
    Crew 1-2
    Engines 1*100hp Fiat
    Length 7.8m
    Wingspan 11.4/10.0m
    Wing area 37.0m2
    Empty weight 700kg
    Loaded weight 975kg
    Wing load 26.3kg/m2
    Power load 9.7kg/hp
    Speed at 0m 122km/h
    Range 320km
    Ceiling 3500m
    1000m 9.8min
    1000m 25.2min
    3000m 42.0min
    Modified February 16, 1998
    by Alexandre Savine
    and Sergey Andreev;
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