Sportfluggruppe Nordholz/Cuxhaven Heliopolis Gomhouria 181 MK.6 D-EGZR
Operator: Sportfluggruppe Nordholz/Cuxhaven - D-EGZR
Aircraft: Heliopolis Gomhouria - 181 MK.6
Airport: Germany - In Flight - Germany
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2010-11-28 by Jan Czonstke [Contact]
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(10.7.2011, 11:32 CET)
Ex-Egypt-Airforce over the german wadden-sea near the city of Cuxhaven. The rare bird is based at Nordholz-Spieka (EDXN) Operator: Sportfluggruppe Nordholz/Cuxhaven e.V.
1 Wallace Shackleton
(10 July 2011 - 12:01 CET)
During the 1950s the Heliopolis Aircraft Works of Egypt acquired a Czechoslovak licence to produce the Bestmann (Bucker Bu 181s) in versions similar to the Zlín Z.381 with a 105 hp Walter-Minor engine. It was produced for the Egyptian Air Force as the Gomhouria (meaning "Republic") and subsequent versions were supplied to other Arab air forces. At least 300 Gomhourias were built - Wikipedia
2 Jan Czonstke
(5 September 2011 - 18:02 CET)
That´s right but the Mk6 is powered with a Continental O300 with 145hp. The nose is a little bit different to the original Bestmann and of course the Mk6 has a littlebit better performance!