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Bü 180 Student
Role Two-seat sport/training monoplane
Manufacturer Bücker Flugzeugbau
First flight 1937

The Bücker Bü 180 Student was a 1930s German two-seat sporting/training aircraft built by Bücker Flugzeugbau.


Design and development

Following on from the success of the Bü 133 Jungmeister the company designed a trainer aircraft, the Bü 180 (later named Student) which was a low-wing cantilever monoplane. The wing was of wooden construction with a mixture of plywood and fabric covering. The fuselage was a steel tube frame forward and a wooden monocoque aft with a fabric covering. The Student had a fixed tailskid landing gear and was powered by a Walter Mikron II inline engine. The prototype first flew in 1937 and a small number were built for civilian use.

Specifications (Bü 180)

Data from The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft [1]

General characteristics

  • Capacity: Two
  • Length: 7.1 m (23 ft 3½ in)
  • Wingspan: 11.5 m (37 ft 8¾ in)
  • Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 0¾ in)
  • Wing area: 15 m² (161.46 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 295 kg (650 lb)
  • Gross weight: 540 kg (1190 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Walter Mikron II inline piston, 45 kW (60 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 175 km/h (109 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 160 km/h (99 mph)
  • Range: 650 km (404 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 4500 m (14,765 ft)

See also

Comparable aircraft




  1. ^ Donald 1997, p.218.


  • Donald, David (editor). The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Leicester, UK:Blitz, 1997. ISBN 1-85605-375-X.
  • König, Erwin. Bücker Bü 180 "Student", Bü 182 "Kornett", Bü 134: Drei geniale Flugzeugtypen, die dem Krieg zum Opfer fielen (Flugzeug Profile 36) (in German). D-86669 Stengelheim, Germany: Unitec Medienvertrieb e.K.,
  • König, Erwin. Die Bücker-Flugzeuge (The Bücker Aircraft) (bilingual German/English). Martinsried, Germany: Nara Verlag, 1987. ISBN 3-925-671-00-5.
  • König, Erwin. Die Bückers, Die Geschichte der ehemaligen Bücker-Flugzeugbau-GmbH und ihrer Flugzeuge (in German). (1979)
  • Wietstruk, Siegfried. Bücker-Flugzeugbau, Die Geschichte eines Flugzeugwerkes (in German). D-82041 Oberhaching, Germany: Aviatik Verlag, 1999. ISBN 3-925505-28-8.

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