DFS Seeadler

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DFS Seeadler
Role Flying boat sailplane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug
Designer Hans Jacobs
First flight 12 November 1936

The DFS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) was a German flying boat sailplane designed by Hans Jacobs[1] of the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug (DFS). It was version of the 1935 DFS Rhönadler, with a new fuselage and strongly gulled wings to keep them clear from spray.[2] The aircraft was first flown on 12 November 1936, piloted by Hanna Reitsch and towed by a Dornier Do 12.[3]

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.42 m (24 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.36 m (56 ft 11 in)
  • Width: 1.1 m (3 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 18 m2 (190 sq ft)
  • Gross weight: 240 kg (529 lb)

Performance

  • Wing loading: 18 kg/m2 (3.7 lb/sq ft)


References[edit]

  1. ^ Air pictorial: journal of the Air League (Air League of the British Empire) 24: 85. 1962. 
  2. ^ Simons, Martin (2006). Sailplanes 1920-1945 (2nd revised ed.). Königswinter: EQIP Werbung & Verlag GmbH. p. 110. ISBN 3 9806773 4 6. 
  3. ^ "Dornier Do. 12" (in Russian). Уголок неба. Retrieved August 19, 2009.