The V 44 was a one off, single-engine, two-seat sports monoplane, built in Germany in 1925.
Design and development
Broadly similar to but larger and nearly 30% heavier than the LFG V 40 and LFG V 44, the V 42 was an all-metal cantilever high-wing monoplane. Unlike the V 40 and V 44 it was powered by an inline engine rather than a radial, the 100 hp (75 kW) Mercedes D.I.
The V 42 was amongst five LFG entries to the Round Germany Flight held in the summer of 1925, though only the LFG V 39 took take part.
Data from Flight 28 May 1925 p.324
- Crew: One
- Capacity: One passenger
- Wingspan: 12.6 m (41 ft 4 in)
- Wing area: 24 m2 (260 sq ft)
- Gross weight: 1,069 kg (2,357 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Mercedes D.I 6-cylinder water-cooled inline, 75 kW (100 hp)
- Maximum speed: 145 km/h (90 mph; 78 kn)
- Landing speed: 68 km/h (43 mph)
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