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Type sheet: horsa

Airspeed AS 51 / AS 58 Horsa Mk. I
Transport glider, United Kingdom, 1941

[Technical Data] [Expo/Images] - [ Airspeed] [ Gliders 1939-1945] [ Transport A/C 1939-1945]

Sizes and weights

Total Length :

67.028 ft

20.430 m


Greatest height :

19.357 ft

5.900 m


Wingspan :

87.992 ft

26.820 m


Wing area :

1104.386 sqft

102.600 qm


Max take off weight :

15501.2 lbs

7030.0 kg


Weight empty :

8372.4 lbs

3797.0 kg


Max. payload wght :

7131.0 lbs

3234.0 kg


Performance data

Max. speed :

130 kts

241 km/h


Cruising speed :

87 kts

161 km/h


Wing load :

14.15 lbs/ft2

69.00 kg/qm



Crew :







Payload :

25 Pax / 3234kg




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