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Siebel Si 201

Type: Observation and Army Co-Op aircraft
Origin: Siebel Flugzeugwerke KG
Models: V1 and V2
First Flight: N/A
Service Delivery: N/A
Final Delivery: N/A

Engine:
Model: Argus As 10C
Type: Aircooled inverted V8
Horsepower: 240 hp
Number: One, in a pusher configuration

Dimensions:
Wing span: 14m (45 ft. 11.25 in.)
Length: 10.40m (34 ft. 1.5 in.)
Height: 3.40m (11 ft. 1.75 in.)
Wing Surface Area: N/A

  Weights:
Empty: 1,120kg (2,469 lbs.)
Maximum: 1,440kg (3,175 lbs.)

Performance:
Maximum Speed: 185kph (115 mph)
Initial climb: N/A
Range: 450km (280 Miles)
Service Ceiling: N/A

Armament:
None fitted


The Siebel Si 201 was a German air observation post and army co-operation aircraft designed and built by Siebel. Evaluated against other types the Si 201 did not enter production and only two prototypes were built.

Designed to meet a requirement for an air observation post and army co-operation aircraft the Si 201 first flew in 1938. Evaluated against the Fieseler Fi 156 and Messerschmitt Bf 163. The Fi 156 was ordered into production and only the two prototype 201s were built.

The Si 201 was a high-wing braced monoplane with a tail-wheel landing gear. Powered by an Argus As 10C mounted above the wing and driving a pusher propeller. It had a boxy, fully glazed forward fuselage with room for a pilot and observer in tandem.

Sources:
Gunston, Bill & Wood, Tony - Hitler's Luftwaffe, 1977, Salamander Books Ltd., London

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