The Full Wiki

More info on Fieseler Fi 157

Fieseler Fi 157: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.


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



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


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address