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Unknown from Germany.

Postby JMSmith » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:58 pm

another two images from Louis,

can anyone come up with a clue as to what it is.



Re: Unknown from Germany.

Postby Aeromarino » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:38 am


It was a first design prototype (could not fly) of the "Wochenend-Amphibium" von Franz Kleinhenz,
presented in 1932 on an fair called DELA. Plan is taken from the book F.Gütschow: "Die deutschen Flugboote"
Where did you find these pictures?
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Re: Unknown from Germany.

Postby Louis » Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:03 pm

Found on the Internet a while back while looking for German flying boats. Thank you for the info.


Re: Unknown from Germany.

Postby solidmodeler » Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:32 pm

This was mentioned on the forum at secretprojects.co.uk http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5497.msg47141

"Relatively well known, because often seen, is the so-called "weekend amphibium".
It was shown on the DELA exhibition 1932 on the Messerschmitt stand, which had
the result, that it was often accredited to Messerschmitt. But the design engineer
in fact was Franz Kleinhenz, who filed a patent in 1930. Apart from the flying wing
design, another strange feature was the track-laying landing gear."
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