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Kl 105
Role Sports aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Klemm
First flight 1938

The Klemm Kl 105 was a two-seat sport aircraft developed in Germany in 1938. It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design with fixed, tailskid undercarriage, and side-by-side seating for two within an enclosed cockpit. Construction throughout was of wood, with the fuselage built using a new semi-monocoque technique which Klemm patented. Plans to produce the design in series were abandoned with the outbreak of the Second World War.

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 7.35 m (24 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.92 m (35 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 15.00 m² (161 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 340 kg (750 lb)
  • Gross weight: 560 kg (1,230 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Zündapp Z 9, 37 kW (50 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h (90 mph)
  • Range: 500 km (310 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 1.8 m/s (350 ft/min)

References

  • Nowarra, Heinz (1983). Die deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945. Bonn: Bernard and Graefe. pp. Teil 3, p.158-59.  
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 561.  
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 899 Sheet 09.  
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