BFW M.29

The Messerschmitt M 29 was a sport aircraft that was designed in 1932 by the German aircraft designer Willy Messerschmitt.


The M 29 was created in 1932 as a pure competition aircraft for the flight across Europe in August 1932. For this, the Air Ministry placed an order in October 1931 six machines to repeat the successes of the former Messerschmitt machines when flight across Europe in 1929 and 1930 can. The machine was developed in a short time and was uncompromisingly designed for speed, which caused problems in testing. So broke with the first flights of the first version M 29a the horizontal stabilizer, which led the competition in fatal crashes and for the exclusion. The remaining machines were then amplified accordingly. One of the machines ( now referred to as M 29b) received a seven-cylinder radial engine Siemens Sh 14A with 110 kW ( 150 hp) and a NACA cowling, which allowed a similar speed as that of M 29.


The M 29 was a single-engine, two-seat low-wing monoplane of mixed fiber. It had flaps and shuttle elevator and a cantilevered Einbeinfahrgestell. As engine came a Argus As 8R engine with 110 kW ( 150 hp).