Messerschmitt M 24
The Messerschmitt M 24, otherwise known as the BFW M.24, was an airliner developed in Germany in the late 1920s as a further development in the series of designs produced by Messerschmitt, based on the M 18. Like the M 18 and its follow-on, the M 20, it was a high-wing cantilever monoplane with a fully enclosed cabin and fixed tailwheel undercarriage. It was slightly smaller than the M 20, seating only eight passengers instead of the ten that could be carried by the previous aircraft.
|Manufacturer||Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFW)|
|Developed from||Messerschmitt M 18, Messerschmitt M 20|
Two prototypes were initially built with BMW and Junkers inline engines, followed by two more with BMW-built Pratt & Whitney radials. However, Messerschmitt proved unable to sell the design, possibly due at least in part to the enmity of Deutsche Luft Hansa director Erhard Milch towards Messerschmitt.
Specifications (M 24b)
- Crew: two
- Capacity: eight passengers
- Length: 12.80 m (42 ft 0 in)
- Wingspan: 20.60 m (27 ft 7 in)
- Height: 4.20 m (13 ft 9 in)
- Wing area: 43 m2 (462 ft2)
- Empty weight: 1,480 kg (3,260 lb)
- Gross weight: 3,000 kg (6,600 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × BMW-built Pratt & Whitney Hornet, 447 kW (600 hp)
- Maximum speed: 220 km/h (140 mph)
- Range: 800 km (500 miles)
- Service ceiling: 5,500 m (18,000 ft)
- Taylor 1989, 651
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, 2459
- Szegeti 1998, 74
- Smith 1971 p.27
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- Szigeti, Marton (July 1998). "Messerschmitt History: Civil Projects". Flug Revue. Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
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- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing.