The KZ-VII was designed to address the short-comings of the “highly popular” KZ-III. The KZ-VII was a four-seater and the view rearwards was greatly improved, by adding a window at the back of the plane. 

The prototype was ready in 1946. A fire destroyed the first KZ-VII’s in 1947. My father, who remember the fire, claim it was revenge for assisting the Germans during the war, but I find that highly unlikely. The war had ended 2 years earlier.

A total of 56 KZ-VII were produced, with many going to export. Ten were delivered to the Royal Danish Army, where they were used until 1976; A span of over 25 years.  Not bad for a machine made from steel-tubes, plywood and canvas.

Many are still flying today.


Wing-span: 9.60m
Length: 6.48m
Height: 2.10m
Wing Area: 13.00 sq.m
Weight Empty: 482 kg
Max. All-up weight: 860 kg
Engine: Continental 125-2
Max. speed: 200 km/h
Cruising speed: 175 km/h
Landing speed: 55 km/h
Range normal: 725 km
Service Ceiling: 4100m


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