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Fieseler Fi 158
The Fi 158 at Kassel-Waldau Airfield
Role Research Aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Fieseler Flugzeugbau Kassel
First flight 9 March 1938
Number built 1

The Fieseler Fi 158 was a civilian research aircraft designed and built in Germany from 1938.

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Development

The Fi 158 was a low-winged monoplane built largely of wood, with retractable tailwheel undercarriage and twin fins and rudders. The crew sat in tandem in an enclosed cabin.

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.6 m (21 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 7 m (22 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 7 m² (75.35 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 494 kg (1,089 lb)
  • Gross weight: 646 kg (1,424.2 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hirth HM506, 119 kW (160 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 350 km/h (217.5 mph)
  • Range: 370 km (1,214 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 6,700 m (22,000 ft)

References

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Notes

Bibliography

  • Nowarra Heinz J.:Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945, Bernard & Graeffe Verlag, Koblenz 1993, ISBN 3-7637-5464-4

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