LFG V 20

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V 20 Arkona
LFG V 20.jpg
Role Floatplane airliner
National origin Germany
Manufacturer LFG

The LFG V 20 Arkona (named for Kap Arkona on Rügen) was a seaplane airliner produced in small quantities in Germany in the early 1920s. It was a conventional, strut-braced, low-wing monoplane with an enclosed cabin for four passengers.[1] The undercarriage consisted of twin pontoons. Originally produced in wood, a metal version of the aircraft was also developed

The V 20s were operated by Luft-Fahrzeug on its Hamburg-Stettin-Danzing and Stettin-Swinemünde-Stralsund routes.[1]


Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 4 passengers
  • Length: 9.20 m (30 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 14.40 m (47 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 3.30 m (10 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 40.0 m2 (430 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,040 kg (2,290 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,620 kg (3,560 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Benz Bz.IIIa, 134 kW (180 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (110 mph)
  • Stall speed: 140 km/h (88 mph)
  • Range: 575 km (360 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,800 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 2.0 m/s (390 ft/min)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taylor 1989, 577

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