Spotter and liaison aircraft
Fi-156, Storch was one of the most successful airplanes of Luftwaffe of World War 2.
Gerhard Fieseler has designed this aircraft as an airplane of the short take-off and landing with a wing of the big lift.
Taking - off of an airplane made only 65 meters, and run after landing - 22 meters;
At a headwind of 40 km/h the "Storch" could "hang" in air without loss of a controllability.
Airplane Fi-156 flown in spring of 1936, with production deliveries to Luftwaffe in 1937.
In total 2900 machines were built; the basic modifications - first unaided model Fi-156A, Fi-l56C (in four versions) with a machine gun and ambulance airplane Fi-l56D (in two versions).
|Wing span, m
|PE As-10C-3, hp
|Weight, kg: |
|Maximum takeoff weight
|Maximum speed, km/h
|Time to 1000m, min
|Service ceiling, m
|Service range, m
|7.92-mm machine gun
- "Aviation of Luftwaffe" /Viktor Shunkov/
- "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/