Messerschmitt M 17. Specifications. A photo.
Messerschmitt M 17. Specifications. A photo.

Messerschmitt M 17. Specifications. A photo.


Messerschmitt M 17 - lightweight single-engine multi-purpose German aircraft, developed in 1924, the company «Flugzeugbau Messerschmitt».


Messerschmitt M 17 photo


German aircraft manufacturers of the company «Flugzeugbau Messerschmitt» started designing aircraft model Messerschmitt M 17 20-in the early years of the last century. As a fundamental principle of the engineers used the aircraft model Messerschmitt S 16B, which is primarily a very well-proven, and mainly due to this fact, the aircraft design time could significantly reduce, and the project turned out to be cheaper than in the case, if the development of the aircraft It was carried out from the beginning.

The Messerschmitt M 17 aircraft is a multipurpose aircraft with a wide range of applications, in particular, this aircraft was operated both as a means of performing flights on local airlines, and as a means of transporting mail, and for training purposes. and even as a sports aircraft.


Photo Messerschmitt M 17


It should be noted that the existence of opportunities for use of this aircraft, the project turned out to be for the aircraft manufacturers of the company «Flugzeugbau Messerschmitt», quite a disaster - for the entire period of production was built just 7 copies of the aircraft, of which up to now remained only a single plane.

The Messerschmitt M 17 aircraft made its first flight in 1924, and the tests carried out were very successful, as a result of which the project was sent to production, where it was from 1924 to 1926. What exactly caused the low popularity of the aircraft of this model remains unknown to this day, however, in terms of flight characteristics and its cost, this aircraft was quite acceptable.

On board his plane Messerschmitt M 17 can carry out the transportation of two people - a pilot and one passenger, or, if the aircraft used in teaching and training purposes - an instructor and passenger. The payload, to take on board the aircraft, is very limited, and is only 206 kilos (without own weight the pilot), it is likely, and is one of the reasons why the aircraft could not be used for cargo transportation.


Aircraft Messerschmitt M 17


Multi-purpose aircraft Messerschmitt M 17 equipped with propulsion provided by a piston aircraft engine brand Bristol Cherub II, which is able to develop traction in 30 hp Maximum light aircraft flight speed is 135 km \ h., While the distance of the flight is limited to the distance 450 kilometers.


Specifications Messerschmitt M 17.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 5,85 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,6 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,65 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 198 kg .;
  • Payload: 206 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 404 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 125 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 135 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 450 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Bristol Cherub II;
  • Power: 30 hp



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