DFS 193
Role Unbuilt and unflown experimental aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug

The DFS 193 was a planned experimental German aircraft of the 1930s planned by Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug (DFS). Designed by Professor Alexander Lippisch and a DFS employee named Roth, it resembled Lippisch's Storch IX and the Gotha Go 147.

Design and development

The DFS 193 was a two-seat tailless aircraft designed to explore the military potential of this layout. It was powered by an Argus As 10 C, of 240 hp (179 kW). Although a mockup was tested in a wind tunnel in 1936, it was abandoned in 1938 because it did not show any improvement over traditional designs.[1] The aircraft was therefore never built.


Data from The Delta Wing: History and Development[1]

General characteristics


  1. ^ a b Lippisch, Alexander (1981). The Delta wing: development and history. Iowa State University Press.