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Viri (Light Breeze) was a Finnish single-seat sport aircraft built in 1936.

History Edit

The Viri was designed by Arvo Ylinen and built with funds provided by Ilmailuinsinöörien kerho (Aviation Engineer's Club). It was built in Veljekset Karhumäki O/Y's factory in Keljo and completed on 29 September 1936.

The Viri received the registration code OH-IIK (IIK stood for Ilmailuinsinöörien kerho). It was destroyed in a non-fatal accident on 1 January 1938 in Turku. A second Viri was planned, but not built due to the start of the Winter War in 1939.

A replica of the aircraft is on display in a K-Citymarket department store in Seppälänkangas, Jyväskylä. It has the engine of the original Viri.

Specifications Edit

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 8 m (26ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 350 kg (772 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 x Szekely SR-3 O three-cylinder radial engine, 45 hp (34 kW)
  • Maximum speed: 142 km/h (88 mph)
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