KEA “Χελιδών (Swallow)”

  • Role: Reconnaissance/Training
  • Dimentions: Wingspan: 8.17m, Length: 5.79m
  • Engine: 1x SALMSON (120hp)
  • Armament: 1 × .303in Vickers machine gun, 1 × .303in Lewis machine gun
  • Crew: 2
  • Number in service: 1
  • Country of production: Greece
  • Years in service: 1927

The first airplane to ever be designed in Greece, by a Greek designer, and manufactured in Greece by Greek personnel, with the prospect of producing it in great numbers from the State Aircraft Factory in Palaio Faliro. The design begun in 1926 and its first flight took place in 11/2/1927. The trials went on for at least three months, but nothing is known for its career thereafter. The fact though that it was never produced in great numbers, as it was planned, gives an answer about its fate.