Weiss Manfred WM.23 Ezüst Nyíl

The WM-23 Silver Arrow is a Hungarian-designed, closed cabin, single-seat fighter aircraft manufactured by Weiss Manfred Aircraft Factory.

The aircraft was designed by Béla Samu and his design team.

Planning began in the summer of 1939.

The WM-K-14B, Two-Wreath Star engine, (A copy of the French Gnome-Rhône 14Kfrs Mistral Major), was intended to be its production engine at the Weiss Manfred factory.

A single prototype was built, this aircraft was destroyed in a test flight accident in 1942.

Specifications

Crew

One

Length

9.12 m

Span

9.6 m

Wing surface

18.5 m²

Height

3.3 m

Weight

2200/2600 kg

(empty state/maximum take-off mass)

Engine

One WM-K-14B 14-cylinder air-cooled two-wreath star engine.

Maximum speed

Armament

2 x synchronized 12.7mm heavy machine guns in the fuselage,

2 x 8mm high-speed machine guns in the wing,

20kg bomb load.

 

 

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