Messerschmitt M 28

The Messerschmitt M 28 was a mail plane developed in Germany in the early 1930s to meet a requirement by Deutsche Luft Hansa.[1][2] It was a single-engine, low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design with an enclosed cockpit and fixed, tailskid undercarriage.

M 28
Role Mail plane
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Messerschmitt
First flight January 1931
Number built 1

Despite successful trials, Luft Hansa changed its requirement and did not purchase the design, due possibly at least partly to the enmity of Luft Hansa director Erhard Milch towards Messerschmitt.[3] This would be Messerschmitt's final attempt to market a commercial aircraft in Germany (the Messerschmitt M 36 was designed specifically for Romania), with the company subsequently returning to the production of sport aircraft instead.[3]

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Length: 10.00 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.50 m (50 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 3.00 m (9 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 25.6 m2 (275 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,480 kg (3,260 lb)
  • Gross weight: 3,000 kg (6,600 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × BMW-built Pratt & Whitney Hornet, 390 kW (525 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph)
  • Range: 2,450 km (1,530 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,200 m (17,000 ft)

Armament

Notes

  1. Taylor 1989, 651
  2. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, 2460
  3. Szegeti 1998, 74

References

  • Szigeti, Marton (July 1998). "Messerschmitt History: Civil Projects". Flug Revue. Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing.
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