The Aero was a Czechoslovak automobile, manufactured between 1929 and 1947 by a well-known aircraft and car-body company owned by Dr. Kabes in Praha-Vysocany. Now Aero Vodochody produces aircraft only.
The original model, the Aero Type 500 cyclecar, had a 499 cc single-cylinder two-stroke engine with water cooling. Drive was to the rear axle through a 3-speed gearbox to a back axle without differential. Body styles were a roadster, cabriolet and coupé all with two seats in the front and one in the rear. About 1500 were made.
The next model in 1932, the Type 20, was a 660 cc vertical twin with, among other improvements, four-wheel brakes. The most common body was a two-door three-seat roadster, but four-door saloons were also made using steel-covered timber-framed coachwork. A 999 cc 26 bhp engine was available from 1932.
- Aero P 750 Pony, of 1946, version for prototype
- 2-door roadster body type
- RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox
- mixture petrol (gasoline) with oil engine with displacement: 745 cm3 / 45.5 cui, advertised power: 15.5 kW / 21 hp / 21 PS ( brake ), Torque net: Nm / lb-ft
- characteristic dimensions: outside length: 3720 mm / 146.5 in, wheelbase: 2300 mm / 90.6 in
- reference weights: base curb weight: 590 kg / 1301 lbs
- how fast is this car ? top speed: 105 km/h (65 mph) (declared by factory);
- accelerations: 0- 60 mph s; 0- 100 km/h s (a-c simulation); 1/4 mile drag time (402 m) s (a-c simulation)
- fuel consumption and mileage:
Aero 30, было выпущено 3.000-штук
In 1934 the Type 30 was announced with a 998 cc 26 bhp twin-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive and all independent suspension. The car could reach 65 mph (105 km/h). About 3000 were made before the
Аэро – 50, выпускалась с 1936 по 1947 год,
1945-1947 г., Aero 50 Dynamik (Sodomka’s bodywork)
The last model, the Type 50, also front-wheel-drive, had a 1997 cc four-cylinder 50 PS (37 kW two-stroke engine with alloy cylinder head and was capable of reaching 78 mph (125 km/h).
After the war the company made the Type 30 until 1947. About 500 were produced with 200 going to France and 100 to Belgium. Design work had been done on a new post war range which would have had hydraulic brakes and four-speed gearboxes, but they did not go into production. Aero disappeared when the Czechoslovak motor industry was nationalised.
Many famous drivers won many events in Aero cars including a third in category on the 1934 Monte Carlo Rally.