|Wassmer WA-54 Atlantic|
|Role||Four-seat cabin monoplane|
|First flight||18 March 1966|
Design and development
In 1966 Wassmer first flew the WA-50 a prototype glass-fibre single-engined four-seat cabin monoplane with a retractable tricycle landing gear. The design entered production as the WA-51 Pacific with a fixed tricycle landing gear. The low-wing cantilever monoplane was powered by a nose-mounted 150 hp (112 kW) Lycoming O-320-E2A piston engine. A variant, powered by a 160 hp (119 kW) Lycoming IO-320-B1A was called the WA-52 Europa. Further refinements produced the 180 hp (134 kW) Lycoming O-360-A1LD powered WA-54 Atlantic.
- Prototype with retractable landing gear, one built. Fuselage is color molded with integral leading edge fuel tanks.
- WA-51 Pacific
- Production version first flown in 1969 with a 150hp (112kW) Lycoming O-320-E2A engine, 39 built.
- WA-52 Europa
- As WA-51 with a 160hp (119kW) Lycoming IO-320-B1A engine, 59 built.
- Proposed variant with a 125hp Lycoming engine, not built.
- WA-54 Atlantic
- WA-51 with refinements and a 180hp (134kW) Lycoming O-360-A1LD engine, 55 built.
Specifications (WA-54 Atlantic)
Data from Mondey
- Crew: 1 (pilot)
- Capacity: 3 (passengers)
- Length: 7.50 m (24 ft 7.25 in)
- Wingspan: 9.40 m (30 ft 10 in)
- Height: 2.26 m (7 ft 5 in)
- Wing area: 12.40 m2 (133.47 ft2)
- Aspect ratio: 7.125
- Empty weight: 620 kg (1367 lb)
- Gross weight: 1130 kg (2491 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-360-A1LD, 134 kW (180 hp)
- Maximum speed: 280 km/h (174 mph)
- Cruising speed: 260 km/h (162 mph)
- Range: 1340 km (839 miles)
- Service ceiling: 4500 m (14,760 ft)
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