ONE of the youngest of the German Aircraft Construction Works is displaying a great deal of activity. This is the “Focke‐Wulf” firm, of Bremen, which, hitherto mainly restricted in its activities to the construction of commercial aircraft, such as the A.16 Pullman, has now produced a light aeroplane possessing many good features—the S.24 “Kiebitz,” fitted with a 60‐h.p. engine. The “Kiebitz” is a small biplane with standard fuselage, answering the growing demand for a high performance and reliable light plane, of low price and cost of maintenance, of the type which Great Britain already possesses several examples. In the design of this plane, attention was paid, first and foremost, to marketing a general purposes knock‐about machine, possessing over other German light aeroplanes hitherto produced the advantage of a considerably higher performance resulting from the use of a somewhat more powerful engine. The “Kiebitz” is a machine designed in accordance with the most up‐to‐date information available, which, owing to its engine of only 60 h.p. and its weight (empty) of 365 kgs. (803 lbs.), can still be included in the light aeroplane class, although it is quite suitable for acrobatic displays, equals the performance of larger sports planes fitted with an 80 to 100‐h.p. engine, of the type now currently in use, and even exceeds the speed of these machines.
(1929), "1300 lbs. All‐up Weight: Details of the Latest German Light Aeroplane Afford an Interesting Comparison with Those of Other Countries", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 128-130. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029134Download as .RIS
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