Contrary to all previous single-engined sports, courier and experimental aircraft, the A-50 was a well formed, almost beautiful aircraft. It proved its high performance on many occasions, for example, within two weeks in June 1930 Junkers company pilots established at Dessau-Leopoldshafen eight world records with an 80 hp Armstrong-Siddeley Genet engined float version.
Nonetheless, sales remained far below company expectations, as only 40 to 50 were produced. Some 20 became somehow involved in the pre-military aviation (Germany still was not allowed to form an air force). Among the exporting countries were South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Portugal, Finland, Switzerland and Japan.
Span: 32 ft 9.7 in (10.00 m)
Length: 23 ft 4.3 in (7.12 m)
Height: 7 ft 10.5 in (2.40 m)
Wing area: 147.5 sq.ft (13.70 sq.m)
Empty weight: 794 lb (360 kg)
Loaded weight: 1,323 lb (600 kg)
Max speed: 109 mph (172 kmh)
Cruise speed: 90 mph (145 kmh)
Climb: 551 ft (168 m)/min
Service ceiling: 15,092 ft (4,600 m)
Range: 373 mls (600 km)