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We 271
Role Amphibian Flying Boat
Manufacturer Weser Flugzeugbau GmbH
First flight June 28, 1939
Primary user Luftwaffe

The Weserflug We 271 was a German flying boat active during World War II.

History

This amphibious flying boat was produced in 1938 by the German aviation company Weser Flugzeugbau GmbH. The aircraft was a twin engine, all-metal, four seat transport with a cantilevered wing. Its wheels retracted into wells in its outrigger under wing floats. The We 271 first flew on June 28, 1939. World War II English language historical literature gives only very minimal information about the operational history of these machines, aside from the fact that they were employed by the Luftwaffe as light passenger transport during the early years of the war.

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 4 passengers
  • Length: 10.52 m (34 feet 6 inches)
  • Wingspan: 15.11 m (49 feet 7 inches)
  • Height: 3.33 m (10 feet 11 inches)
  • Powerplant: 2× Hirth 508 D, V-8, air-cooled inline piston engines, 209 kW (280 hp) each

Performance

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