LFG V 42

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V 42
Role Two-seat sports aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer LFG (Luft-Fahrzeug-Gesellschaft)
First flight 1925
Number built 1

The V 44 was a one off, single-engine, two-seat sports monoplane, built in Germany in 1925.

Design and development[edit]

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.[1]

Operational history[edit]

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.[1][2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Flight 28 May 1925 p.324[1]

General characteristics

  • 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)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 145 km/h (90 mph; 78 kn)
  • Landing speed: 68 km/h (43 mph)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The round-Germany flight". Flight XVII (22): p.324. 28 May 1925. 
  2. ^ "Some impressions of the round-Germany flight.". Flight XVII (23): p.343. 4 June 1925.