Junkers T23
(also: U23)
training aircraft, F/F 4th September 1923, 4 built
twin seater highlever monoplane with optional lower wing, corrugated Duralumin



Junkers T23 Single Wing Version

Historical Data:

A major problem of the T19/J21/J22 designs were the high wing loads in several flight phases. These were critizised by flight schools, who tested the
Junkers T19, as well as by the Soviet Army, which tested the Junkers J21. Therefore Junkers decided to built a test plane series, based on the T19, to gather some expierence with the high level wing construction. This test series was designated as Junkers T23 in 1923. In addition to the high level wing, a lower wing was added and the aircraft was used as a biplane aircraft. To get comparable data, the lower wing of the T23 could be removed and the aircraft could also be used as highlever monoplane. The designator T23D was used for the biplane version, while the designator T23E or U23 was used for the monoplane version. A total of four aircraft were built during 1923 and all were used in different configurations.

As result of the several test flights, the advantages of the monoplane aicraft design was proofed. The four test aircraft were later sold to flight schools.

Technical Data:
Aircraft year engine length
in m
span
in m
wing area
im sqm
net weight
in kg
payload
in kg
seats speed
in km/h
range
in km
T23E
T23D (U23)
1923
1923
Le Rhone (73,5kW)
Le Rhone (73,5kW)
7,26
7,23
13,15
13,15
21,20
33,20
515
590
250
230
1 pilot+
1 pass.
140
125
180
180


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