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hesham

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Hi,

during next days,I will speak about this company and its aircraft and Projects.
 

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Be.50 Beta-Minor was a tandem two-seat low-wing light and touring monoplane,powered by one 95 hp Wlater Minor engine
Be.51 was the same as Be.50,but had a tandem seats in an enclosed cabin
Be.52 was the same as Be.50,but has a strengthened and more powerful two-seat aerobatic trainer
Be.53 was developed also from Be.50,but no more details are known
Be.54 was two-seat low-wing fixed landing gear light aircraft Project of 1936,called Super Beta,powered by one Major 6 engine
Be.55 was two-seat elementary school trainer low-wing aircraft Project,with retractable landing gear
Be.56 was a single-seat aerobatic advanced trainer,developed from Be.50
Be.57 was a high-speed tourist low-wing aircraft Project,with fixed landing gear and powered by one Major 6 engine
Be.58 & Be.59 ------?
Be.60 was a two-seat high-wing cabin light and touring monoplane,powered by one 65 hp Walter Mikron II engine
Be.61 ------?
Be.62 was developed from Be.60,but powered by Walter Minor 4 engine,Project
Be.63 ------?
Be.64 was developed from Be.60,but powered by Pobjoy R engine,Project
Be.65 to Be.73 ------?
Be.74 was a twin engined low-wing medium bomber Project of 1936,with retractable landing gear,estimated speed of 370 km/h,and powered by two Walter Sagitta engines
Be.75 was a high-speed low-wing mail carrier aircraft Project of 1936,with retractable landing gear,estimated speed 500 km/h and powered by two Walter Sagitta engines
Be.76 to Be.83 ------?
Be.84 was a low-wing eight-seat light transport aircraft Project of 1936,with retractable landing gear and powered by two Walter Sagitta engines
Be.85 & Be.86 ------?
Be.87 was a low-wing light bomber aircraft Project of 1937,with retractable landing gear and powered by two 515 hp Walter Mars engines
Be.88 to Be.90 ------?
Be.100
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Be.150 Beta-Junior was developed from Be.50,as a light acrobatic trainer monoplane,powered by 105 hp Walter Junior engine
Be.151 was developed from Be.51,but no more details are known
Be.152 to Be.155 ------?
Be.156 was developed from Be.56,but powered by either (190/205) hp Walter Major 6 engine,Project
Be.200 ------?
Be.250 Beta Major was a tandem two-seat low-wing trainer monoplane,developed from Be.50
Be.251 was developed from Be.51 as a tourist aircraft,powered by one Walter Major 4 engine
Be.252 Beta-Scolar was a two-seat aerobatic monoplane,developed from Be.52,powered by 180 hp Walter Scolar 7 engine
Be.300 ------?
Be.350 was developed from Be.50 as a trainer and towed gliders Project
Be.351 ------?
Be.352 was a two-seat cabin low-wing monoplane trainer Project,powered by one Walter Major 6 engine
Be.353 to Be.355 ------?
Be.356 was developed from Be.56,but no more details are known
Be.400 ------?
Be.500 Bibi was a motor-glider single seat low-wing monoplane,powered by 25 hp Walter engine,Project
Be.501 was a single seat, initial development aircraft for the Bibi cabin tourer,version of Be.500
Be.502 was a racer version of Be.500
Be.510 ------?
Be.520 was a three-seat light touring monoplane Project,intended after WWII,powered by one Walter Minor 4 engine
Be.530 & Be.540 ------?
Be.550 was initial production version of Be.500
Be.551 to Be.554 ------?
Be.555 Super Bibi was an improved version of Be.550
Be.556 was developed from Be.555,but no more details are known
Be.560 & Be.570 ------?
Be.580 was a four-seat light touring monoplane Project,intended after the WWII,powered by one Walter Major 6 engine
Be.590 was a five-seat low-wing light transport monoplane Project of 1939,with retractable landing gear,powered by two
Walter Minor engines
Be.600 ------?
Be.601 to Be.604 ------?
Be.605 or LD-605 was a high-wing assault and transport glider Project of 1951,never completed
Be.700 was a five-seat low-wing light transport monoplane Project of 1939,with retractable landing gear,powered by four
Walter Mikron engines
Be.700/II was an Aero-Taxi light transport low-mid-wing monoplane,had a single beam and powered by two Walter minor
6-III engines,mounted as a pusher motors in the rear of the main wings
Be.800 was a two-seat artillery observation and recce aircraft Project,entered in late 1940s contest
Be.801 was a single seat low-mid-wing agricultural monoplane Project,developed after WWII
Be.850 was a two-seat artillery observation and recce aircraft Project,entered in late 1940s contest
 
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Apophenia

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Nice work hesham!

A few minor points ...

The Be 51 had a reduced span (11.42 m versus 12.16 m for the Be 50). Span was reduced again for the Be 52 (to 10.66 m) and it received a 130 hp Walter Major 4 - hence its name, Beta-Major.

The Be 150 Beta-Junior, as the name suggests, was powered by a 105 hp Walter Junior 4 (not a Minor). It had a 10.66 m span, so might be better viewed as a Be 52 development. The same might be said of the Be 250.

The Be 252c variant featured an oval-section fuselage, sliding canopy, spatted main gear, and other improvements (although I'm not aware of any 'Be 252a' or 'b').

Also a question: I've seen mention of a Be 500 Bibi with 25 hp Walter. Was this an unbuilt project?
 

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Thank you my dear Apophenia,

you are right,the Be.500 Bibi was a motor-glider Project,and I fixed the list.
 

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Hi,

for Mraz or Orlican,after the WWII;

M-1 Sokol was a side-by-side two-seat low-wing cabin monoplane with retractable tail wheel,powered by one 105 hp
Walter Minor 4-III engine,1946
M-2 Skaut was a two-seat trainer monoplane,resemble M-1,with new fuselage and a large bubble canopy,powered by one
75 hp Praga D engine
M-3 Bonzo was a three-seat light and touring monoplane,based on M-1,but had a large bubble canopy and a retrctable
tricycle u/c,powered by one 160 hp Walter Minor 6-III engine
M-4 was an artillery observation and recce high-wing cabin monoplane Project for late 1940s contest,powered by one
105 hp Walter Minor 4-III engine
XLD-40 Mir was a three seat low-wing monoplane,developed from M-3,with V-tail,a large rear-sliding bubble canopy and
powered by one 105 Walter Minor 4-III engine
L-40 Meta Sokol was a four-seat version of XLD-40,with single tail unit,and powered by one 138 hp Avia M332 engine
L-140 was a Project,developed from L-40,but had a more powerful engine,a 210 hp M337 engine
 

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Confirm as my dear Apophenia spoke about Be.500,

from L+K 15/1965.
 

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