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Hamburger Flugzeugbau GmbH
Model HFB 320 HANSA

This Hamburger Flugzeugbau GmbH manufactured HANSA jet will be at the heart of a training program for local rescue agencies including the Toledo Water Rescue team. Between 1967 and 1974, 54 of these jets were manufactured by the German company.

The forward swept wing was seen previously only on the World War II Junkers JU 287 bomber. The HFB 320 was configured to carry 8-12 passengers for business or corporate transport. There was also a cargo only version manufactured. The design keeps the main fuselage free of spars and wing root bracing to give a long unobstructed cabin.

Last in service with Grand Aire, with headquarters at Toledo (OH) Express airport, this HANSA jet was transported from the airport on August 24, 2006. Tail number N171GA flew as a private jet charter service out of Toledo. This aircraft, serial number 1037, was manufactured in 1969 and is the only surviving flyable example in the United States. Click here for more information on this jet as similar Hansa HFB 320s were manufactured in Germany. Click here for the September 25, 2006 press release. Click here for photos as the Hansa Jet is sunk in its final rest.

Specification

Dimension
Serial No. 1037
Manufactured Year 1969
Length 16.6 m (54 ft 6 in)
Wing Span 14.5 m (47 ft 6 in)
Wing Area 99 sq. m. (324 sq ft)
Height  4.87 m (16 ft 1 in)
Power Plant 2 GE CJ610 turbojets
Static Thrust Each Engine 13 kN (2,850 lbf)
Maximum cruising speed 900 km/h (510 mph)
Maximum take off weight 9,200 kg (20,280 lb)
Maximum fuel load 3,310 kg (7,296 lb)
Empty Weight 5,425 kg (11,960 lb)
Maximum payload 1,814 kg (4,000 lb)
Passengers 8-12
Maximum Cruising Speed 513 MPH / 0.76 Mach
Range with IFR Reserves 1,570 miles (2,526 km)

Click here for more information on this jet as it heads to its final resting place, 16 feet off Mike's Rock in 45 feet of water.

Click here for the September 25, 2006 press release.

Click here for more information on this jet as similar Hansa HFB 320s were manufactured in Germany.

Click here for photos as the Hansa Jet is sunk in its final rest.


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