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Fieseler Fi 157

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Top speed  350 km/h
Length  5.86 m
Manufacturer  Fieseler
Wingspan  6.5 m
First flight  1937
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The Fieseler Fi 157 was an unsuccessful attempt at developing a radio-controlled, full-sized anti-aircraft target.

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Development

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 Fi 158, was built to investigate remote guidance.

Specifications (Fieseler Fi 157)

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General characteristics

  • Length: 5.86 m (19 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 6.5 m (21 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 5.9 m2 (64 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 226 kg (498 lb)
  • Gross weight: 309 kg (681 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hirth Motoren HM 60 4-cyl. inverted air-cooled in-line piston engine, 119 kW (160 hp)
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 293 km/h (182 mph; 158 kn)
  • Range: 580 km (360 mi; 313 nmi)
  • References

    Fieseler Fi 157 Wikipedia


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