Flight, February 1937
GERMAN PRACTICE TO-DAY
Three Contrasting Designs Described
THREE contrasting designs recently produced in Germany are worthy of notice. Two emanate from the Henschel factory - not to be confused with Heinkel - which has been busy developing
aircraft since it branched out from the Henschel locomotive works three years ago. It is said that the factory is one of the most efficient in the German industry.
A Monoplane Trainer
The second machine is a wire-braced, low-wing, single-seater monoplane for training and aerobatic work. The general constructional methods are similar to those used in the fighter, the metal airframe being covered partly with sheet metal and partly with fabric, while the fuselage is of monocoque construction. Flaps are fitted to the wings, which are of elliptical plan form. The undercarriage consists of vee legs, faired in and braced one to the other by wires.
Power is provided by a 240 h.p. Argus As 10 C inverted vee-eight engine, driving a two-bladed wooden airscrew.
Leading data and performance figures are as follows: Span, 10 m. (32 ft. 10 in.)"; length, 7.3 m. (23 ft. n in.); height. 2.3 m. (7 ft. 7 in.); wing area, 14 m.2 (151 sq. ft.); weight, empty, 695 kg. (1,550 lb.); useful load, 280 kg. (616 lb.); gross weight, 975 kg. (2,166 lb.); wing loading, 69.6 kg./m.2 (14.2 lb./sq. ft.); power loading, 4.06 kg./h.p. (8.9 lb./h.p.); top speed, 280 km./hr. (174 m.p.h.); landing speed, 90 km./hr. (56 m.p.h.); climb to 2,000 m. (6,560 ft.), 4 min.; ceiling, 7,000 m. (23,000 ft.); duration, 2 hours.