LF1 Zaunkonig. Specifications. A photo.
LF1 Zaunkonig. Specifications. A photo.

LF1 Zaunkonig. Specifications. A photo.


LF1 Zaunkonig - lightweight single-engine experimental German aircraft designed in 1940, the Technical University of Braunschweig.


LF1 Zaunkonig photo


German specialists began to develop a light single-seat aircraft model LF1 Zaunkonig at the end of the 30-ies of the last century, and, already in the first stages of aircraft design, this aircraft was of an exclusively experimental nature, in particular, the creators of this aircraft intended to test the improved design of the monoplane, Which later had to become the basis for the design of new aircraft models, however, the aircraft was still able to prove itself and as a private ozdushnogo facilities, although the release of this model, and wore only a single character.

The main distinctive design of the aircraft model LF1 Zaunkonig it is quite easy, but at the same time very robust design, which makes it possible to use in an aircraft of this class less powerful propulsion system, which simplified and cheaper aircraft release process.


Photo LF1 Zaunkonig


Among other things, the plane LF1 Zaunkonig have enough aerodynamic design, which ensures an aircraft is very high flight speed, good maneuverability and handling. These factors were highly evaluated in the experiments, however, the aircraft could not perform difficult maneuvers, which was primarily due to the peculiarities of the fuselage configuration, and it is because of this factor, the project could not provide proper attention to potential investors and customers.

The aircraft of the LF1 Zaunkonig model made its first flight in the middle of December of the year 1940, however, initially the design of the aircraft failed to pass all the necessary tests, so later a second prototype was created, which already successfully passed all the required tests, but the serial production of this air The vessel was not started, which was mainly due to the need to improve this model, however, individual copies of this aircraft were subsequently subsequently put on private use being published, however, to date only one aircraft survived.

Aircraft LF1 Zaunkonig can carry on its board of only one person, in this case, there is no opportunity to accommodate any cargo, however, this fact was likely linked to the experimental purpose of the aircraft.


Aircraft LF1 Zaunkonig


The aircraft is equipped with LF1 Zaunkonig piston aircraft engine brand Zundapp Z9-092, which is able to develop the capacity of 50 hp, which allows the aircraft to accelerate to a maximum speed of flight in 180 km \ h., While the maximum flight range of the aircraft limited distance in 400 kilometers.


Specifications LF1 Zaunkonig.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger capacity: no;
  • aircraft Length: 6,08 m .;
  • Wingspan: 8,02 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,38 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 255 kg .;
  • Payload: 100 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 355 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 180 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 400 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4650 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Zundapp Z9-092;
  • Power: 50 hp



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