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Focke-Wulf A 17

A 17 Möwe

Manufacturer: Focke-Wulf
First flight: 1927
Primary user: Lufthansa
Number built: 20

The Focke-Wulf A 17 Mxwe (German: "Gull") was an airliner built in Germany in the late 1920s. It was a conventional high-wing cantilever monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage. The aircraft provided fully-enclosed seating for up to eight passengers and had a separate, fully-enclosed flight deck for the two pilots. Most examples flew with Deutsche Lufthansa, serving until around 1936. In the early 1930s, two A 17s were used for testing the Junkers Jumo 5 diesel engine.

In 1929, an example was built with a BMW VI engine and fitted out for aerial photography and survey work and designated A 21. The cabin was equipped with a darkroom. Later the same year, the BMW engine was used on a further five airliners for Lufthansa, these designated A 29.


A 17 - prototype with Gnome et Rhxne-built Bristol Jupiter engine
A 17a - production version with Gnome et Rhxne- or Siemens-built Bristol Jupiter engine (11 built)
A 17b - version with Siemens Sh 20 engine (1 converted for testing)
A 17c - version with Junkers Jumo 5 engine (2 converted for testing)
A 21 Photomxwe - photographic fitted with BMW VI engine (2 built)
A 26 - passenger aircraft fitted with Siemens VI engine (1 built)
A 29 - production version of A 17 with BMW VI engine (5 built)

Specifications (A 17a)

General characteristics

Crew: Two pilots
Capacity: 8 passengers
Length: 13.50 m (44 ft 4 in)
Wingspan: 20.00 m (65 ft 7 in)
Height: 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in)
Wing area: 62.5 m (673 ft)
Empty weight: 2,450 kg (5,400 lb)
Gross weight: 4,000 kg (8,818 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Gnome et Rhxne-built Bristol Jupiter engine, 360 kW (480 hp)


Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph)
Range: 800 km (500 miles)
Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)

Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 394-95.
World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 894 Sheet 28.
"1928 Berlin Aero Show". Flight: 917. 18 October 1928. Retrieved 2008-03-22.
German aircraft between 1919 and 1945

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