Akaflieg Braunschweig SB-10 Schirokko

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SB-10 Schirokko
Role Two-seat high performance sailplane
National origin West Germany
Manufacturer Akaflieg Braunschweig
First flight 22 July 1972
Number built 1

The Akaflieg Braunschweig SB-10 Schirokko is a German two-seat high performance sailplane designed and built by students of Brunswick University.[1] The sailplane was not intended for production.[1]

Design[edit]

The SB-10 is a cantilever shoulder-wing monoplane with a steel-tube structure fuselage and it used the wings from the earlier SB-9 Stratus.[1] The two crew sit in tandem in an enclosed cockpit with a Plexiglass canopy, and it is fitted with dual instrumentation.[1] The landing gear is a sprung retractable monowheel with a tail bumber.[1] The wingtips are interchangeable and two types can be fitted to give a 26m or 29m span.[1] The wing center section, its main spar and wing shells of 8m length were built using carbon fiber, a first in civil aircraft structure manufacturing.

Specifications (with 29m wing)[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1973-74[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 10.36 m (33 ft 11¾ in)
  • Wingspan: 29.00 m (95 ft 1¾ in)
  • Height: 2.50 m (8 ft 2½ in)
  • Wing area: 22.95 m2 (247 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 36.6
  • Empty weight: 577 kg (1272 lb)
  • Gross weight: 897 kg (1977 lb)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
  • Stall speed: 65 km/h (40.5 mph)
  • G limits: +5.3
  • Maximum glide ratio: 53
  • Rate of sink: 0.41 m/s ( ft/min)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Taylor 1973, p. 546

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, ed. (1973). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1973-74. London, United Kingdom: Jane's Yearbooks. ISBN 0-354-00117-5.