DFS 193

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DFS 193
Role Unbuilt and unflown experimental aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug

The DFS 193 was a planned experimental German aircraft of the 1930s planned by Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug (DFS). Designed by Professor Alexander Lippisch and a DFS employee named Roth, it resembled Lippisch's Storch IX and the Gotha Go 147.

Design and development[edit]

The DFS 193 was a two-seat tailless aircraft designed to explore the military potential of this layout. It was powered by an Argus As 10 C, of 240 hp (179 kW). Although a mockup was tested in a wind tunnel in 1936, it was abandoned in 1938 because it did not show any improvement over traditional designs.[1] The aircraft was therefore never built.



Data from The Delta Wing: History and Development[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Length: 5.97 m (19 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.06 m (36 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 17.08 m2 (183.8 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 750 kg (1,653 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,065 kg (2,348 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 10 C 8-cylinder, air-cooled, 90° inverted Vee piston aircraft engine, 180 kW (240 hp)


  1. ^ a b Lippisch, Alexander (1981). The Delta wing: development and history. Iowa State University Press. 


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