View Full Version : What type is this?

4th Jun 2004, 09:25
Well, does anyone know? Is it a new type or an old picture?

Twin pusher (http://www.flug-revue.rotor.com/FRTypen/Fotos/nal/SaraEF.JPG)

4th Jun 2004, 09:58
Have a look at http://www.hp-aircraft.de/edoc/home.html

Looks like the same aircraft to me.


4th Jun 2004, 10:14
No, its not. The props is to the rear on one and in the front of the engine on the other!

4th Jun 2004, 10:31
Have a look at this Embraer. (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/536624/L/)

(Should work now):O

4th Jun 2004, 13:21
Yes, it's the CBA123 developed as a jv between Embraer and FMA (Argentina) in the 1980s as a 19 seat successor to the Bandit. Great performance: 300kt+ cruise etc but ridiculously expensive for a 19 seater so was shelved with only a handful built.

4th Jun 2004, 13:53
Must have had different engines, as one has round and the other square/oval engine intakes?

Also one is 6 bladed and the other 5 bladed.

4th Jun 2004, 17:48
The undercarriage is different, too. The mystery aircraft clearly has a single mainwheel on each leg, whereas the Embraer has twin mainwheels (confirmed here (http://www.aviationdatabases.com/gallery/COMMUTERLINERS/slides/PT-ZVE%20Embraer%20CBA-123%20Farnborough%201990.html)).

4th Jun 2004, 17:56
Also the flaps are of a total different design, very apparent on the link you provided.

4th Jun 2004, 19:25
As you say it is not an Embraer, but an Indian design.

NAL Saras (http://www.flug-revue.rotor.com/FRTypen/FRErstfl/FR04ERst/PRSaras.htm)

NAL Saras (http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/2839/saras.html)

4th Jun 2004, 19:48
Thanks for clearing it up. :ok: