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Fw 42
Role Bomber
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
Status Never built
Number built 0
Developed from Focke-Wulf F 19

The Focke-Wulf Fw 42 was a twin-engined canard medium bomber developed from the F 19 Ente ("Duck") light transport.

Designed from 1931-1933, the Fw 42 featured a long, slender fuselage with gun positions at each end, retractable landing gear, and an internal bomb bay. A full-scale mockup was constructed and proved to have good performance in wind tunnel testing[1]; however, despite interest from Russia and Japan[1], no aircraft were ever built.

Specifications (projected)

Data from Luft '46[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: six
  • Length: 58 ft 1 in (17.7 m)
  • Wingspan: 82 ft (25 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 1 in (4.3 m)
  • Wing area: 1,162.5 ft² (108 m²)
  • Empty weight: 12,346 lb (5,600 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 19,842 lb (9,000 kg)
  • Powerplant:BMW VIu liquid-cooled V-12, 750 hp (kW) each

Performance

Armament

References

  1. ^ a b c "Luft '46". Focke-Wulf Fw 46. http://www.luft46.com/fw/fw42.html. Retrieved 2007-01-22.  

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