World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Focke-Wulf Fw 47

Article Id: WHEBN0016518741
Reproduction Date:

Title: Focke-Wulf Fw 47  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Focke-Wulf, List of RLM aircraft designations
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Focke-Wulf Fw 47

Fw 47 Höhengeier
Role Weather plane
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
Designer Wilhelm Bansemir
First flight June 1931
Introduction December 1932
Number built 36

The Focke-Wulf Fw 47 Höhengeier (German: "Vulture"), known internally to Focke-Wulf as the A 47 was a meteorological aircraft developed in Germany in 1931. It was a parasol-wing monoplane of largely conventional design, unusual only in the expansiveness of its wing area. Tested first by the Reichsverband der Deutschen Luftfahrtindustrie and then the weather station at Hamburg, the type was ordered into production to equip ten major weather stations around Germany.

Variants

  • A 47a - prototype with Argus As 10 engine
  • Fw 47C - production version with Argus As 10C engine
  • Fw 47D - production version with Argus As 10D engine
  • Fw 47E - production version with Argus As 10E engine

Specifications (Fw 47C)

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two, pilot and observer
  • Length: 10.55 m (34 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.75 m (58 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 3.04 m (10 ft 0 in)
  • Wing area: 35.0 m2 (377 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,065 kg (2,350 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,580 kg (3,480 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 10C, 180 kW (240 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 190 km/h (120 mph)
  • Range: 640 km (400 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,600 m (18,400 ft)

References

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.