Junkers A.50 Junior

The Junkers A50 was a German sports plane of the 1930s, it was used as a trainer by many Air Forces over the globe, it was also called the A50 Junior.

Variants

A50 

Armstrong Siddeley Genet 59 kW (79 hp) radial engine

A50ba 

Walter Vega 63 kW (84 hp) radial engine (one built)

A50be 

Armstrong Siddeley Genet 59 kW (79 hp) engine

A50ce 

Armstrong Siddeley Genet II 63 kW (84 hp) engine or for export Genet Major I 74 kW, folding wings

A50ci 

Siemens-Halske Sh 13, 65 kW (87 hp) radial engine, folding wings. Originally designed to be mass-produced as a “Volksflugzeug”.

A50fe 

Armstrong Siddeley Genet II, 63 kW (84 hp) engine, modified airframe, folding wings

KXJ1

A single Junkers A-50 supplied to the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service for evaluation.

Due to their construction, the A50 were durable aircraft and they lasted long in service.

The last plane was used in the 1960s in Finland.

Specifications

Length

7.12 m (23 ft 4 in)

Wingspan

10 m (32 ft 10 in)

Height

2.39 m (7 ft 10 in)

Wing area

13.7 m2 (147 sq ft)

Empty weight

340 kg (750 lb)

Gross weight

590 kg (1,301 lb)

Fuel capacity

95 l (25 US gal; 21 imp gal)

Powerplant

1 × Armstrong Siddeley Genet II 5-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 65 kW (87 hp)

Propellers

2-bladed fixed-pitch propeller

Performance

Maximum speed

164 km/h (102 mph, 89 kn)

Cruise speed

140 km/h (87 mph, 76 kn) on 60% power

Landing speed

75 km/h (47 mph; 40 kn)

Range

600 km (370 mi, 320 nmi)

Endurance

5 hours

Service ceiling

4,200 m (13,800 ft)

Time to altitude

3,000 m (9,800 ft) in 21 minutes

Take-off run (over 8 m (26 ft)-high gate)

250 m (820 ft)

Landing run (over 8 m (26 ft)-high gate)

187 m (614 ft).

 

 

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