Focke-Wulf A 17
|A 17 Möwe|
|Primary user||Deutsche Luft Hansa|
The Focke-Wulf A 17 Möwe (German: "Gull") was an airliner built in Germany in the late 1920s. It was a conventional high-wing cantilever monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage. The aircraft provided fully enclosed seating for up to eight passengers and had a separate, fully enclosed flight deck for the two pilots. Most examples flew with Deutsche Luft Hansa, serving until around 1936. In the early 1930s, two A 17s were used for testing the Junkers Jumo 5 diesel engine.
In 1929, an example was built with a BMW VI engine and fitted out for aerial photography and survey work and designated A 21. The cabin was equipped with a darkroom. Later the same year, the BMW engine was used on a further five airliners for Luft Hansa, these being designated A 29.
- A 17 - Eight-passenger airliner powered by 420 hp (310 kW) Gnome et Rhône 9Aa Jupiter. One prototype and 11 production aircraft.
- A 21 Photomöwe - Photographic fitted with BMW VI engine (two built)
- A 26 - Converted A 17 used as an experimental aircraft by Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt (DVL).
- A 29 - production version of A 17 with BMW VI engine. Five built.
Specifications (A 17a)
Data from European Transport Aircraft since 1910
- Crew: two
- Capacity: eight passengers
- Length: 14.63 m (48 ft 0 in) (tail up)
- Wingspan: 20.00 m (65 ft 7 in)
- Wing area: 62.5 m2 (673 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 2,450 kg (5,401 lb)
- Gross weight: 4,000 kg (8,818 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Siemens Jupiter VI , 360 kW (480 hp)
- Maximum speed: 201 km/h (125 mph, 109 kn)
- Cruise speed: 167 km/h (104 mph, 90 kn)
- Range: 800 km (500 mi, 430 nmi)
- Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)
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- German aircraft between 1919 and 1945