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)