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Fw 43 Falke
Role Civil utility aircraft
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
First flight 1932
Number built 1

The Focke-Wulf Fw 43 Falke (German: "Falcon") - known internally to Focke-Wulf as the A 43 - was a light utility aircraft developed in Germany in 1932. The last project undertaken at the company under the technical direction of Henrich Focke, it was a high-wing strut-braced monoplane of conventional design with fixed tailwheel undercarriage. The pilot and two passengers sat in a fully-enclosed cabin. Only a single example was built.

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1, pilot
  • Capacity: 2 passengers
  • Length: 8.30 m (27 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.00 m (32 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 14.0 m² (151 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 725 kg (1,600 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,125 kg (2,480 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Argus As 10, 164 kW (220 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 255 km/h (158 mph)
  • Range: 1,050 km (652 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 5,100 m (16,730 ft)

References

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. pp. 395.  
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 894 Sheet 29.  
  • Nowarra, Heinz (1983). Die deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945. Bonn: Bernard and Graefe. pp. Teil 2, p.53.  
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