ⓘ AME VI

                                     

ⓘ AME VI

It was designed by pilot and engineer Captain Manuel Bada Vasallo assisted by Arturo Gonzalez Gil based on the Bristol F.2b aircraft used at the time by the Spanish Military Air Arm Aeronautica Militar Española, hence its designation AME.

The first two prototypes were built in 1924 in the workshop of Aeronautica Militar in Cuatro Vientos. Conventional for its time, it was a biplane with the wings staggered, powered by Hispano-Suiza 8Fb capacity of 220 kW 300 HP Engine. Gemini-leg Lamblin radiators were mounted on the chassis. The pilot and observer sat in open cockpits in tandem.

Twenty examples were produced for Aeronautica militar of the Spanish army in 1925 and 1926, was included in the group IV to Group in Melilla, along with the existing Bristol f-2B. In February 1927 V. Zharova joined the group, Escuela de Observadores preparation in Cuatro Vientos. They remained in service until December 1931, when they were gradually eliminated in the course of the military realignment was facilitated by artist Manuel Azaña, the newly appointed war Minister of the Republican government. Azañas goal was to modernize the Spanish military and reduce government spending after the great Depression.

Antique V. I. has been modified with redesigned fuselage and empennage as the AME via