DAR DAR-1 Peperuda
Twelve DAR-1 Peperuda (butterfly) two-seat biplanes delivered in 1926. 60 hp Walter NZ radial engine (later retrofitted with Walter Vega to DAR-1A standard). Maiden flight in 1926. Used by Hunting Yato for continuation training and Aeroplane School for primary pilot training. Withdrawn from service in the early 1940s
|B-BIKA||11||1926||from late 1927 LZ-IKA|
|B-BIKB||12||1926||from late 1927 LZ-IKB|
|B-BIKC||13||1926||from late 1927 LZ-IKC|
|B-BIKD||14||1926||from late 1927 LZ-IKD|
|B-BIKE||15||1926||from late 1927 LZ-IKE|
|B-BIKF||16||1926||from late 1927 LZ-IKF|
|B-BIKH||17||1926||from late 1927 LZ-IKH|
|B-BIKK||18||1926||from late 1927 LZ-IKK|
|B-BIKL||19||1926||from late 1927 LZ-IKL|
|B-BIKM||20||1926||from late 1927 LZ-IKM|
|B-BIKN||21||1926||from late 1927 LZ-IKN|
Eight DAR-1A delivered in 1928. 85 hp Walter Vega engine. Used by Aeroplane School for primary pilot training. Later used as glider tugs for Civil Air Service. Withdrawn from service in the early 1940s.
Twelve DAR-2 delivered from manufacturer late 1926-1927. Design closely based on German Albatros C.III. Used by Training Yato and Aeroplane School for pilot and observer training. Withdrawn from service sometime after 1934.
DAR DAR-3 prototypes
The DAR-3 Garvan (raven) first prototype was rebuild twice. First prototype - DAR-3(I) - maiden flight Autumn 1927 with in-line 400 hp Lorraine-Dietrich 12D engine. In 1930 it was fitted with a Gnome et Rhone Jupiter 9Akx radial engine. Shortly afterwards it was modified again with enlarged fin and rudder and revised main undercarriage, (referred to as the 'second prototype'). It was written off in a fatal crash in 1934. A second aircraft - DAR-3(I.bis) 'third prototype' was flown in 1929. In 1935 it was modified with Wright Cyclone engine and triangular pointed fin. Intended role short-range reconnaissance/light bomber. Date withdrawn from service not known.
|B-BDIA||34||1928||DAR-3(I), later reg'd LZ-BDIA, LZ-DIA. W/o 14 Feb 1934|
DAR DAR-3 Garvan I
Six DAR-3 series 1 aircraft delivered from manufacturer winter 1936. Open cockpit and Wright Cylone engine in a Townsend ring. Used for reconnaissance in late 1930s, then for liaison and continuation training. Withdrawn from service early 1940s. Garvan = Raven. Military type number 7056.
DAR DAR-3 Garvan II
Six DAR-3 series 2 aircraft delivered from manufacturer 1937. Open cockpit, wheel spats, Siemens Jupiter VI engine. Later retrofitted with Alfa Romeo 126 RC 34 engine and hooded cockpit. Used for reconnaissance. Date withdrawn from service not known. Garvan = Raven. Military type number 7056.
DAR DAR-3 Garvan III
Twelve DAR-3 series 3 aircraft delivered from manufacturer 1939. Alfa Romeo 126 RC 34 engine in longer cowling, cockpit canopy for pilot but not gunner, lengthened fuselage. Used for reconnaissance and army co-operation. Withdrawn from service in 1945. Garvan = Raven. Military type number 7056.
DAR DAR-5 Brambar
One DAR-5 Brambar (beetle) prototype. 220 hp Gnome-Rhone Titan engine. Maiden flight in 1930. Intended as a trainer but no production order and instead used for meteorological reconnaissance and liaison. Used at Kazanluk as fighter trainer. Date withdrawn from service not known.
Two DAR-6 prototypes. First prototype - DAR-6(I) - maiden flight on 19 January 1932. Walter Mars radial engine with narrow Townsend ring. Second prototype - DAR-6(II) - flew in 1937. Uncovered Walter Vega radial engine. Intended as a advanced trainer but no production order. Date withdrawn from service not known.
|LZ-BZL||45||1932||DAR-6(I), w/o circa 1937|
One DAR-6A prototype. Two-seat biplane advanced trainer. Airframe based on Fw 44 Stieglitz, with He 72 nose and modified tail section. 160hp Siemens engine. Maiden flight circa 1938. No production. Date withdrawn from service not known.
DAR DAR-7 SS.1
One DAR-7 SS.1 prototype. Two-seat light sports low-wing monoplane with enclosed cockpit. Maiden flight circa 1935. No production. By 1937 'carrying military markings'. Used by ? unit for liaison duties. Date withdrawn from service not known but scrapped during the late 1930s.
DAR DAR-8 Slavey
Twelve DAR-8 Slavey (nightingale) aircraft delivered from manufacturer 1937. First prototype had de Havilland Gipsy major in-line engine. Production aircraft had Walter Major IV in-line engine. Installation of Walter Mars radial resulted in designation DAR-8A. Used for advanced training and aerobatics. Six aircraft serviceable in late 1941. Date withdrawn from service not known.
|LZ-BAB||48||1937||1938 to DAR-8A|
|LZ-BAD||50||1937||1938 to DAR-8A|
DAR DAR-9 Siniger
Forty-two DAR-9 Siniger (tomtit or titmouse) aircraft delivered from 1940. Licence-built version of Focke-Wulf Fw 44J. Series 1 built at DAR (c/n 88-93 LZ-BPA to LZ-BPF) in 1940. Series 2 to 5 built at DSF (c/n 95-130 LZ-BCA To 'BCF, 'BCH, 'BCI, 'BCK to 'BCN, 'BTA to 'BTF, 'BTH, 'BTI, 'BTK to 'BTZ) 1940-1942. Used for initial training at the Air School at Kazanlak. Nine aircraft transferred to Yugoslavia in 1947. From 1948 survivors re-engined with Walter Major or Minor in-line engines as DAR-9A. Ten aircraft with 1st (Initial Training) Escadrila of the People's Air School in 1949. Withdrawn from military service 194? Military type number 7051.
DAR DAR-10 Bekas
One DAR-10A Bekas (snipe) prototype. Two-seat monoplane light bomber. Alfa Romeo 126 RC 34 radial engine. Maiden flight 2 July 1941. No production. DAR-10F improved prototype with Fiat A-74 TS 38 engine. Maiden flight March 1945. Withdrawn from service in 1949. Military type number 7086.
|-||94||July 1941||DAR-10A. w/o 15 Oct 1942|
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