LFG V 52
|Role||Two seat sports aircraft|
Design and development
Whilst the other LFG two seat monoplane sports aircraft (the V 40, V 42 and V 44) produced in 1925 were all metal designs, the V 52 employed wooden construction. It also differed from them in having a braced, rather than wholly cantilever wing. This was built around wooden box spares, with three ply ribs and fabric covering. The fuselage was also wooden, with three ply covering.
The V 52 was amongst five LFG entries to the Round Germany Flight held in the summer of 1925, though only the LFG V 39 biplane took take part, with all four monoplanes failing to make the start.
Data from Flight 28 May 1925 p.324
- Crew: One
- Capacity: One passenger
- Wingspan: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
- Wing area: 13.3 m2 (143 sq ft)
- Powerplant: 1 × Siemens-Halske Sh 11 7-cylinder radial engine, 41 kW (55 hp)
- Maximum speed: 145 km/h (90 mph; 78 kn)
- Landing speed: 60 km/h (37 mph)
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