Rubik R-18 Kanya: The Lil’ Stork.

Tiny Hungarian general purpose (liaison/tug aircraft) two-seat cabin monoplane designed 1944 by Erno Rubik. First flown 1948 the Kanya was obviously inspired in the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch. It shared with the German the general configuration and a wing with full-span Handley Page slats and large flaps –result: a superb 38 mph minimum speed. The first examples -as this one- were powered by 130hp Walter Major engines, replaced later by Shvetsov M-11 radials.

It sure was cute. CONTACT !!!

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