Udet U-12 FLAMINGO

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

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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