Wassmer WA-50 / WA-51 Pacific / WA-52 Europa / WA-54 Atlantic

Touring Aircraft

Wassmer WA.52 Europa, D-EFVS, c/n 22 © John Allan
Photo ©: John Allan (Photos at airliners.net)
The Wassmer WA-50 is a light single-engine four-seat touring aircraft produced by the French manufacturer Wassmer Aviation. The WA-51 Pacific is the first production variant powered by a Lycoming O-320-E2A engine with 150hp (112 kW). The WA-52 Europa is powered by a Lycoming IO-320-B1A with 160 hp (119 kW). The third production model WA-54 Atlantic is the most powerful with a Lycoming O-360-A1LD engine with 180 hp (134 kW).
The WA-50 was the prototype aircraft with retractable landing gear. The Wassmer WA-50 was the World?s first all glass-fibre aircraft.
Crew1
Passengers3
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming IO-320-B1A
Engine Power119 kW160 hp
max. Cruise Speed235 km/h127 kts
  146 mph
Service Ceiling4.600 m15.092 ft
Range909 km491 NM
565 mi.
Empty Weight630 kg1.389 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.060 kg2.337 lbs
Wing Span9,40 m30 ft 10 in
Wing Area12,4 m133 ft
Length7,40 m24 ft 3 in
Height2,26 m7 ft 5 in
First Flight22.03.1966 (WA-50)
Production Statusout of production
Total Production154
ICAO CodeWA50
Data for (Version)Wassmer WA-52 Europa
VariantsWA-51 Pacific, WA-52 Europa, WA-54 Atlantic