Weserflug We 271

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We 271
Role Amphibian Flying Boat
Manufacturer Weser Flugzeugbau GmbH
First flight June 28, 1939
Primary user Luftwaffe

The Weserflug We 271 was a German flying boat active during World War II.

History[edit]

This amphibious flying boat was produced in 1938 by the German aviation company Weser Flugzeugbau GmbH. The aircraft was a twin engine, all-metal, four seat transport with a cantilevered wing. Its wheels retracted into wells in its outrigger under wing floats. The We 271 first flew on June 28, 1939. World War II English language historical literature gives only minimal information about the operational history of these machines, aside from the fact that they were employed by the Luftwaffe as light passenger transport during the early years of the war.

Specifications (We 271)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 4 passengers
  • Length: 10.52 m (34 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.11 m (49 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 3.33 m (10 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 27.3 m2 (294 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,304 kg (5,079 lb)
  • Gross weight: 2,900 kg (6,393 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Hirth HM 508D V-8 air-cooled inverted inline piston engines, 209 kW (280 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 266 km/h (165 mph; 144 kn)
  • Landing speed: 127 km/h (79 mph)
  • Range: 789 km (490 mi; 426 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,365 m (17,602 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.8 m/s (940 ft/min)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nowarra, Heinz J. Die Deutsche Luftrustung 1933-1945 (Band 4). Bernard & Graefe Verlag. ISBN 3 7637 5468 7.

References[edit]

  • Nowarra, Heinz J. Die Deutsche Luftrustung 1933-1945 (Band 4). Bernard & Graefe Verlag. ISBN 3 7637 5468 7.