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Siebel Si 201
Role air observation post
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Siebel Flugzeugwerke Halle K.G.
First flight 1938
Number built 2

The Siebel Si 201 was a German air observation post and army co-operation aircraft designed and built by Siebel. Evaluated against other types the Si 201 did not enter production and only two prototypes were built.

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Design and Development

Designed to meet a requirement for an air observation post and army co-operation aircraft the Si 201 first flew in 1938. Evaluated against the Fieseler Fi 156 and Messerschmitt Bf 163.[1] The Fi 156 was ordered into production and only the two prototype 201s were built.

The Si 201 was a high-wing braced monoplane with a tail-wheel landing gear. Powered by a Argus As 10C mounted above the wing and driving a pusher propeller.[1] It had a boxy, fully glazed forward fuselage with room for a pilot and observer in tandem.

Specifications

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 (pilot, observer)
  • Length: 10.4 m (34 ft 1½ in)
  • Wingspan: 14.0 m (45 ft 11¼ in)
  • Height: 3.4 m (11 ft 1¾ in)
  • Empty weight: 1120 kg (2469 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1440 kg (3175 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 10C eight-cylinder inverted-vee air-cooled piston engine., 179 kW (240 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 185 km/h (115 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 150 km/h (94 mph)
  • Range: 450 km (280 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5500 m (18,040 ft)

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