Focke-Wulf S 24

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S 24 Kiebitz
Role Sports plane
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
First flight 1928

The Focke-Wulf S 24 Kiebitz (German: "Lapwing") was a sport aircraft built in Germany in the later 1920s. It was a single-bay biplane of conventional design with equal-span, unstaggered wings braced with N-type interplane struts. The pilot and a single passenger sat in tandem, open cockpits, and it was fitted with fixed tailskid undercarriage. The wings could be folded for transportation or storage, and the aircraft was designed to be towed by a car.

In 1929, the S 24 set a world distance record in its class of 1,601 km (1,001 mi) and in 1931 was used by Gerd Achgelis to win the German aerobatic championship.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 6.25 m (20 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.90 m (29 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 2.25 m (7 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 19.5 m2 (210 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 365 kg (800 lb)
  • Gross weight: 585 kg (1,285 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Siemens Sh 13, 62 kW (82 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h (93 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 3,500 m (11,500 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 21.1 m/s (410 ft/min)

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 395. 
  • "Focke-Wulf "Kiebitz"". Flight: 320–21. 18 April 1929. Retrieved 2008-03-23.