M 24
Role Airliner
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (BFW)
Designer Willy Messerschmitt
First flight 1929
Number built 4
Developed from Messerschmitt M 18, Messerschmitt M 20

The Messerschmitt M 24, otherwise known as the BFW M.24, was an airliner developed in Germany in the late 1920s[1] as a further development in the series of designs produced by Messerschmitt, based on the M 18.[2] Like the M 18 and its follow-on, the M 20, it was a high-wing cantilever monoplane with a fully enclosed cabin and fixed tailwheel undercarriage. It was slightly smaller than the M 20, seating only eight passengers instead of the ten that could be carried by the previous aircraft.[2]

Two prototypes were initially built with BMW and Junkers inline engines, followed by two more with BMW-built Pratt & Whitney radials. However, Messerschmitt proved unable to sell the design, possibly due at least in part to the enmity of Deutsche Luft Hansa director Erhard Milch towards Messerschmitt.[3]

The first M 24a (Junkers-engined, registered D-1767) was used commercially from 1930 by Nordbayerische Verkersflug on the Dresden-Chemnitz-Plauen-Nuremberg route, until it was lost in 1934.[4]

Variants

Specifications (M 24b)

General characteristics

Performance

Notes

  1. ^ Taylor 1989, 651
  2. ^ a b The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, 2459
  3. ^ Szegeti 1998, 74
  4. ^ Smith 1971 p.27

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