Messerschmitt M 28
Type
Two seat mail carrier
Engine
1 BMW Hornet
Dimensions
Length10.0 m, height 3.00 m, span 15.5 m, wingarea 25.6 m2
Weights
Empty 1160 kg, flying weight 2750 kg
Performance
Max. speed 260 km/h, cruising speed 220 km/h, climb to 1000 m 3 min., service ceiling 5200 m, range 2450 km
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
 
527
D-2059
First flight in Jan. 1931. Successfull trials but the requirement for a mailcarrier changed. Delivered to DVL at
Adlershof and used for structural tests
The Messerschmitt M 28 was a mail plane developed in Germany in the early 1930s to meet a requirement by Deutsche Luft Hansa.It was a single-engine, low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design with an enclosed cockpit and fixed, tailskid undercarriage.
Despite successful trials, Luft Hansa changed its requirement and did not purchase the design, possibly due at least in part to the enmity of Luft Hansa director Erhard Milch towards Messerschmitt. This would be Messerschmitt's final attempt to market a commercial aircraft in Germany (the Messerschmitt M 36 was designed specifically for Rumania), with the company subsequently returning to the production of sport aircraft instead.