Kiel FK 166

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Kiel FK 166
Role Light aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Kiel Flugzeugbau
First flight 1941
Number built 1

The Kiel FK 166 was a single-seat prototype "exercise" biplane built by Kiel Flugzeugbau in the 1930s.[1]

The sole FK166 (registered D-ETON) was a biplane with cantilevered wings constructed mainly of wood with fabric and plywood covering. The elliptical plan upper wings, supported only by cabane struts in the centre, were given 2.5° dihedral, spanning approx ¾ the span of the 0° dihedral lower wing. Fitted with a fixed tail-wheel undercarriage the FK166 also featured a strut braced tailplane at the tip of the fin.

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 5.08 m (16 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 6.4 m (21 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 10.38 m2 (111.7 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 320 kg (705 lb)
  • Gross weight: 475 kg (1,047 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hirth HM 60 R inline engine, 61 kW (82 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 200 km/h (124 mph; 108 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 175 km/h (109 mph; 94 kn)
  • Range: 450 km (280 mi; 243 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,800 m (19,029 ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nowarra, Heinz J.. Die Deutsche Luftruestung 1933-1945 - Vol.3 - Flugzeugtypen Henschel-Messerschmitt. Bernard & Graefe Verlag. 1993. Koblenz. ISBN 3-7637-5464-4 (Gesamtwek), ISBN 3-7637-5467-9 (Band 3)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Nowarra, Heinz J.. Die Deutsche Luftruestung 1933-1945 - Vol.3 - Flugzeugtypen Henschel-Messerschmitt. Bernard & Graefe Verlag. 1993. Koblenz. ISBN 3-7637-5464-4 (Gesamtwek), ISBN 3-7637-5467-9 (Band 3)