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Bücker Bü 180 Student

1st Flight 1937

The Bücker Bü 180 Student was a 1930s German two-seat sporting/training aircraft.

It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane that would be later used as a trainer aircraft and named Student.

The wing was of wooden construction with a mixture of plywood and fabric covering.

The fuselage was a steel tube frame forward and a wooden monocoque aft with a fabric covering.

The Student had a fixed tailskid landing gear and was powered by a Walter Mikron II inline engine.

The prototype first flew in 1937 and a small number were built for civilian use.


Bü 180A

Production variant with a 37 kW (50 hp) Zündapp Z9-092 engine.

Bü 180B

Production variant with a 45 kW (60 hp) Walter Mikron II engine.

Bü 180C

Proposed variant with a 60 kW (80 hp) Bücker Bü M700 engine.





7.1 m (23 ft 4 in)


11.5 m (37 ft 9 in)


1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

Wing area

15 m2 (160 sq ft)

Empty weight

295 kg (650 lb)

Gross weight

540 kg (1,190 lb)


1 × Walter Mikron II inverted 4-cyl

Air-cooled inline piston engine, 45 kW (60 hp)


2-bladed fixed pitch propeller


Maximum speed

175 km/h (109 mph, 94 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed

160 km/h (99 mph, 86 kn)


650 km (400 mi, 350 nmi)

Service ceiling

4,500 m (14,800 ft)

Time to altitude

1,000 m (3,281 ft) in 8 minutes 54 seconds.

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