Monday, March 12, 2018

Messerschmitt M32 Wochenend Amphibiam

Armand van Ishoven, Messerschmitt, Gentry Books 1975
This aircraft, designed by Franz Kleinhenz and mocked up by Messerschmitt's BFW company for a 1932 Berlin aircraft show was intended as a weekend getaway aircraft. It was to be powered by two 120-150 hp diesels- with rocket-assisted takeoff! It featured a patent auto-stable (V hull) fuselage. The caterpillar landing gear was intended to assist in the transition from water to land. The drawings show the general configuration of this futuristic concept. It was never built.

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