Messerschmitt M 17
Type
Two seat trainer and sportplane
Engine
1 Bristol Cherub
1 ABC Scorpion
Dimensions
Length 5.85 m, height 1.50 m, span 11.60 m, wing area 10.40 m2
Weights
Empty 186 kg, load 184 kg, flying weight 370 kg 
Performance
Max. speed 140 km/h, cruising speed 125 km/h, climb to 1000 m 12.5 min., service ceiling 4000 m, range 600 km
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
 
20
 
The Douglas engine taken from the S 16b. Took part in the Zugspitzflug  in Jan. 1925 (Competion number 3)
 
21
 
"Ello". ABC Scorpion engine. Took part in the Oberfrankenflug April 1925
 
22
 
Engine Jurisch/24TT250. Sold to Firma Jurisch-Pipping, Leipzig
 
23
D-613
ABC Scorpion, later Bristol Cherub. Took part in the Deutscher rundflug 1925 (Pilot H. Hackmack)
 
24
D-612
ABC Scorpion .Took part in the Deutscher Rundflug 1925 (Pilot H. Seywald). Delivered middle of 1925 to W.
Kober, Berlin. From Dec. 1932 to F. Götz, Berlin
 
25
D-779
Bristol Cherub. Kept by the company. In Febr.1928 registered to Sportflug GmbH für Mittelfranken und Oberpfalz,
Fürth. Now preserved at the Deutschen Museum, München
 
26
D-887
"Rolf". First ABC Scorpion, later Bristol Cherub. Sold to R. Weyermann, Bamberg. Used by Eberhard von Conta
In September 1926, pilot Eberhard von Conta, and the writer Werner von Langsdorff flew  from Bamberg to Rome.
This marked the first time the central Alps were crossed with a light aircraft. The flight lasted more than 14 hours
and they had to refuel every three hours, since the tank could only hold 28 L (7 US gal). They reached an altitude of
4,500 m (14,760 ft).
Left W Messerschmitt right Hans Seywald, pilot