DAR Trainers

DAR-5
The unregistered DAR-5, circa 1930. The aircraft is finished overall in Cream or White, with Natural Metal nose and forward fuselage panels, spinner, struts and undercarriage legs. Flying surfaces are covered in Clear Doped Linen. The Bulgarian national colours are carried on the rudder in horizontal stripes of (from top) White, Green and Red.

DAR-6 (Prototype II)
The DAR-6 (Prototype II), which made its first flight in 1934, equipped with a 145hp Walter Mars radial engine. As on the first prototype, this aircraft wears an overall pale finish, possibly Cream or White. The forward fuselage, top decking and struts are Natural Metal or Medium Grey. The Bulgarian national colours are carried on the rudder in horizontal stripes of (from top) White, Green and Red. As far as is known, no registration or serials were carried on this aircraft.

These illustrations, from Issue 10 of Insignia Magazine, are from the third part of a series looking at the aircraft produced by Bulgaria's DAR (Darzhavna Aeroplanna Rabotilnnitsa) factory during the 1920s and 30s.

All pictures and text © Blue Rider Publishing 2013