Akaflieg Berlin B 9

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Akaflieg Berlin B 9
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A model of the B 9
Role Experimental aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Akaflieg Berlin
First flight 1943
Status Prototype only
Number built 1

The Akaflieg Berlin B 9 was a twin-engined[1] experimental aircraft, developed by Akaflieg Berlin and Flugtechnische Fachgruppe in the 1940s. It was designed to examine the benefits of having a pilot in a prone position. The aircraft was flown in 1943, but was eventually abandoned.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Length: 6.06 m (19 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.32 m (7 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 11.9 m2 (128 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 940 kg (2,072 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,115 kg (2,458 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 95L
  • Powerplant: 2 × Hirth HM 500 , 77 kW (103 hp)105PS each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,123 ft)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lerche, Hans-Werner. "Luftwaffe test pilot: flying captured Allied aircraft of World War 2". Jane's. p. 130. 

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