Bücker Bü 182

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Bü 182 Kornett
Role Trainer
Manufacturer Bücker
First flight November 1938
Number built ca. 4

The Bücker Bü 182 Kornett ("Ensign") was a single-seat advanced trainer developed in Germany for Luftwaffe service shortly before the outbreak of World War II.

A single-seat low-wing cantilever monoplane, it was intended to give student pilots some experience with an aircraft with performance approaching that of a contemporary fighter, and could carry practice bombs. Production was shelved at the outbreak of war, and only about four examples were ever constructed, all of them destroyed around 1943.[1]

Development[edit]

Two of the designs made by Bücker's Swedish engineer Anders J. Anderson, the Bücker Bü 134, of which only one was built, and the Bücker Bü 180 Student, could have been the result of the Volksflugzeug proposal made by the LC II, the department of the Technisches Amt of the Nazi Ministry of Aviation responsible for the development of new aircraft,[2] even though the Bü 134 was powered by a Hirth HM 504 A motor which with 105 HP fell a bit beyond the scheme.

Also the last plane designed by Anderson, the Bü 182 Kornett, of which only three were built, found no support in the Air Ministry of the Reich, even though it combined technical progress and low-cost. The Bü 182 Kornett was a highly innovative model, fitted with a low-priced high-performance engine, that would have made a good trainer for the Luftwaffe.[3]

Specifications (Bü 182C)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 6.67 m (21 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.60 m (28 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 9.8 m2 (105 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 315 kg (694 lb)
  • Gross weight: 510 kg (1,124 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Bücker Bü M700, 60 kW (80 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 205 km/h (128 mph)
  • Range: 850 km (530 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.3 m/s (840 ft/min)

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ König, Erwin. Bücker Bü 180 "Student", Bü 182 "Kornett", Bü 134: Drei geniale Flugzeugtypen, die dem Krieg zum Opfer fielen (Flugzeug Profile 36) (in German). D-86669 Stengelheim, Germany: Unitec Medienvertrieb e.K.
  2. ^ Peter Fritzsche, A Nation of Fliers: German Aviation and the Popular Imagination. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992
  3. ^ Förderverein Bücker-Museum Rangsdorf

Bibliography[edit]

  • König, Erwin. Die Bücker-Flugzeuge (The Bücker Aircraft) (bilingual German/English). Martinsried, Germany: Nara Verlag, 1987. ISBN 3-925671-00-5.
  • König, Erwin. Die Bückers, Die Geschichte der ehemaligen Bücker-Flugzeugbau-GmbH und ihrer Flugzeuge (in German). (1979)
  • Nowarra, Heinz J. Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945 (in German). Koblenz, Germany: Bernard & Graeffe Verlag, 1993. ISBN 3-7637-5464-4.
  • Taylor, J.H. Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions, 1989.
  • Wietstruk, Siegfried. Bücker-Flugzeugbau, Die Geschichte eines Flugzeugwerkes (in German). D-82041 Oberhaching, Germany: Aviatik Verlag, 1999. ISBN 3-925505-28-8.


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