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Germany's Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann trainer

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  • Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann trainer
  • Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann trainer

Design

The Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann was a sports plane before World War II. It was converted into a trainer by the Luftwaffe.

Production

After World War II the Bücker Bü 181 was built in Czechoslovakia, Egypt, and Sweden.

Specifications

  Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann
Type Liaison, Trainer
Crew 2
Engine (Type) 1: Hirth HM 504
Cylinders In line, In line 4
Cooling Air
HP 85, 105
Dimensions  
Span 34' 9", 35'
10.6 m
Length 25' 5", 26'
7.75 m
Height 6' 5"
2.1 m
Wing area 145.2 sq ft
13.5 sq m
Weight  
Empty 1,056 lb
480 kg
Loaded 1,650 lb
750 kg
Performance  
Speed 133 mph, 133.5 mph, 135 mph
215 kph
Cruising speed 121 mph
195 kph
Climb to 3,280' /
1,000 m
5.3 minutes
Climb to 6,560' /
2,000 m
12 minutes
Climb to 9,840' /
3,000 m
20.8 minutes
Service ceiling 16,400'
5,000 m
Range 500 miles
800 km

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
  3. Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II, 1989
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