Focke-Wulf A 16

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Focke-Wulf A.16
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Role Light passenger transport
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG
Designer Heinrich Focke
Georg Wulf
First flight 1924
Produced 20+

The Focke-Wulf A.16 was a German three/four passenger light transport monoplane designed by Heinrich Focke and Georg Wulf and was first design built by the newly formed Focke-Wulf company.

Development[edit]

With the success of their earlier designs Focke and Wulf formed the Focke-Wulf company in 1924 and their first design was an all-wood three/four passenger airliner or light transport the A.16. First flown by Georg Wulf on 23 June 1924, at least 20 aircraft were built. According to Airbus Industrie, Bremen, there were 23 built with their recent build making 24. They have built one in the last 10 years, not airworthy, which is on display at Bremen Airport.

The A.16 was a high-wing monoplane of conventional configuration. The wing used a thick airfoil. The pilot sat in an open cockpit above the wing while the passengers were carried in the enclosed fuselage below. The tailskid undercarriage featured large wheels mounted on each side of the fuselage.

Variants[edit]

A.16a
Variant powered by a 100 hp (75 kW) Mercedes D.I engine.
A.16b
Variant powered by an 85 hp (63 kW) Junkers L1a engine.
A.16c
Variant powered by a 100 hp (75 kW) Siemens-Halske Sh 11 engine.
A.16d
Variant powered by a 120 hp (89 kW) Mercedes D.II engine.

Specifications (A.16c)[edit]

Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing, Page 1835

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3/4
  • Length: 8.5 m (27 ft 10¾ in)
  • Wingspan: 13.90 m (45 ft 7¼ in)
  • Height: 2.30 m (7 ft 6½ in)
  • Empty weight: 570 kg (1256 lb)
  • Gross weight: 970 kg (2138 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Siemens-Halske Sh 11 7-cylinder radial piston engine, 56 kW (75 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 135 km/h (84 mph)
  • Range: 550 km (342 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 2500 m (8200 ft)

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