Focke-Wulf A17 Möwe
The Focke-Wulf A 17 Möwe (German: "Gull") was an airliner built in Germany in the late 1920s. It was a conventional high-wing cantilever monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage. The aircraft provided fully enclosed seating for up to eight passengers and had a separate, fully enclosed flight deck for the two pilots. Most examples flew with Deutsche Luft Hansa, serving until around 1936. In the early 1930s, two A 17s were used for testing the Junkers Jumo 5 diesel engine.
Type
A 17 2 + 8  seat airliner
A 17a 2 + 8  seat airliner
A 17b 2 + 8  seat airliner
A 17c  2 + 8  seat airliner
Engine
1 Gnôme & Rhône Jupiter IV
1Gnôme & Rhône Jupiter 9 AK or      
1 Siemens Jupiter VI
1 Siemens Sh 20U1
1 Junkers Jumo 5B
Dimensions
Length 13.50 m, height 3.20 m, span 20.00 m, wing area 62.5 m2
Weights
Empty 2450 kg, load 1480 kg, flying
weight 3610 kg
Empty 2450 kg, load 1550 kg, flying
weight 4000 kg
   
Performance
Max. speed 170 km/h, range 700
Max. speed 185 km/h, cruising speed
175 km/h, landing speed 90 km/h,
range 800 km, service ceiling 5000
   
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
A 17
32
D-1149
"Bremen". Built 1927 , used by the Norddeutsche LVG until 1930. Chartered by the DLH
A 17a
38
D-1345
Registered March 1928. From Sept. 1929 converted to a . Used by the DVLuntil Sept 1929, to the Albatros
company and from April 1932 to DVS
A 17a
42
D-1342
"Emden". 1928 to DLH, in Febr. 1934 to DVS. Got a Siemens engine in July 1929 and back to  Gnôme & Rhône
Jupiter 9 AK in March 1932
A 17a
43
D-1358
"Aurich". 1928 to DLH, in 1934 to DVS.  Got a Siemens engine in April 1929 and back to  Gnôme & Rhône
Jupiter 9 AK in Sept. 1933
A 17a, b
44
D-1367
"Leer".1928 to DLH, in 1933 to DVS. Got a Bristol Jupiter in June 1929, a  Siemens engine in July 1930. Engine
changed to Siemens Sh 20U in Oct. 1931 and back to  Gnôme & Rhône Jupiter 9 AK in Sept. 1933
A 17a
45
D-1380
"Oldenburg". 1928 to DLH, in 1933 to DVS. Got a  Siemens engine in March 1932., and back to  Gnôme &
Rhône Jupiter 9 AK in Dec. 1933
A 17a
46
D-1388
"Stade". 1928 to DLH, crashed at Bergstedt 3rd of Febr. 1934. Got a  Siemens engine in Jan. 1930., and back
to  Gnôme & Rhône Jupiter 9 AK in July 1931
A 17a
47
D-1403
"Lüneberg". 1928 to DLH, crashed at Lüneberg 18th of Dec. 1933.  Got a  Siemens engine in March. 1932.
A 17a
48
D-1416
"Osnabrück". 1928 to DLH, in 1933 to DVS. Got a  Siemens engine in June 1929., and back to  Gnôme &
Rhône Jupiter 9 AK in April. 1931
A 17a, c
49
D-1430, D-UTOS
"Hannover". 1928 to DLH, out of service 1936. Got a  Siemens engine in June 1929. Diesel engine tested
(Jumo 5B) from Jan. 1934
A 17a, c
50
D-1444, D-UNIK
"Münster". 1928 to DLH, out of service 1936. Got a  Bristol Jupiter engine in June 1929, back to  Gnôme &
Rhône Jupiter 9 AK in July 1930.  Diesel engine tested (Jumo 5B) from Aug. 1933
A 17a
51
D-1484
"Bielefeld". 1928 to DLH, in 1933 to DVS. Got a  Siemens engine in July. 1930., and back to  Gnôme & Rhône
Jupiter 9 AK in Dec. 1933
Prototype
A 17c with a Jumo 5B diesel engine