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. It was a single-engine, low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design with an enclosed cockpit and fixed, tailskid undercarriage.
|First flight||January 1931|
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. 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.
- 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)
- Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph)
- Range: 2,450 km (1,530 miles)
- Service ceiling: 5,200 m (17,000 ft)
- Taylor 1989, 651
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, 2460
- Szegeti 1998, 74
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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.
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft. London: Aerospace Publishing.