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Fieseler Fi 157
Role Unmanned anti-aircraft target drone
Manufacturer Fieseler
First flight 1937

The Fieseler Fi 157 was an unsuccessful attempt at developing a radio-controlled, full-sized anti-aircraft target.

Development

In 1937, the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM) contracted Fieseler to produce a radio controlled anti-aircraft target drone. The resulting Fi 157 was a low-wing monoplane of entirely wooden construction and was carried beneath a bomber before being released. All three prototypes crashed during testing; a single example of a manned version, designated the Fi 158, was built to investigate remote guidance.

Specifications (Fieseler Fi 157)

General characteristics

  • Length: 6.6 m (22 ft)
  • Wingspan: 7.0 m (23 ft)
  • Height: 1.7 m (6 ft)
  • Wing area: m² (ft²)
  • Empty weight: 494 kg (1,090 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 646 kg (1,420 lb)
  • Powerplant: × Hirth HM 506A, 160 hp (120 kW) each

Performance

References

  1. Facts by request: reply to "A 'sporting' target". "Flying Review International". July 1969, p. 65.
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