Udet U-12 FLAMINGO

1st Flight 1925

The Udet U 12 Flamingo was an aerobatic sports plane and trainer aircraft developed in Germany in the mid-1920s.

Variants

Germany

U 12a: main production version with Siemens-Halske Sh 11 engine

U 12W: float-equipped U 12a

U 12b: version strengthened for aerobatics and with improved wing design

U 12c: advanced trainer with reduced wing area

U 12d: U 12b with Siemens-Halske Sh 12 engine

U 12e: U 12c with Siemens-Halske Sh 12 engine

Austria

20 aircraft produced by Fliegerwerft Thalerhof

U 12H: standard U 12a 

U 12S: U 12a with redesigned fuselage of fabric-covered steel tube construction .

U 12Ö: alternative designation for U 12S 

Hungary

Forty aircraft produced by KRG and another 40 by Manfred Weiss Works.

Some examples armed and used for fighter or bomber training

Hungária I: similar to U 12a with N-type interplane struts

Hungária II: similar to U 12a with N-type interplane struts

Hungária III: similar to U 12a with N-type interplane struts, propeller spinner and Townend ring

Hungária IV: similar to U 12a. Only Hungarian-built version with I-type interplane struts

Hungária V: similar to U 12a with N-type interplane struts

Specifications

Crew: two, pilot and instructor

Length: 7.4 m (24 ft 6 in)

Wingspan: 10.0 m (32 ft 8 in)

Height: 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in)

Wing area: 24 m2 (258 sq ft)

Empty weight: 525 kg (1,157 lb)

Gross weight: 800 kg (1,764 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Siemens-Halske Sh 11 , 60 kW (80 hp)

Performance

Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph, 76 kn)

Range: 450 km (280 mi, 240 nmi)

Service ceiling: 3,700 m (12,100 ft)

Rate of climb: 2.3 m/s (450 ft/min).

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