Focke-Wulf A 33

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A 33 Sperber
Role Airliner
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
Designer Paul Klages
First flight 1930
Number built 3

The Focke-Wulf A 33 Sperber (German: "Sparrowhawk") was a small airliner produced in Germany in the early 1930s. It was a high-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design, resembling a scaled-down version of the contemporaneous A 32 design. Only three examples were built, each purchased for air taxi duties with separate German airlines. One eventually found its way briefly into the fleet of Deutsche Luft Hansa in 1937.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Length: 9.58 m (31 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.00 m (39 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 3.00 m (9 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 22.0 m2 (237 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 670 kg (1,480 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,120 kg (2,470 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter Mars, 108 kW (145 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 165 km/h (102 mph)
  • Range: 550 km (340 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)

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