Fieseler Storch Fi 156 and Fieseler Fi 167

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Title

Fieseler Storch Fi 156 and Fieseler Fi 167

Description

Photo 1 is a Fi 156 seen from above flying over hills.
Photo 2 is a Fi 156, starboard side, flying above clouds.
Photo 3 is a Fi 167, port side, flying above clouds.

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Three b/w photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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PThomasAF20060047

Transcription

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Fielseler Fi 156 Storch.
Designed in 1935 & first flown in the spring of 1936, the Storch (Stork) was a braced high wing monoplane of mixed construction. Full span wing slats & trailing edge slotted flaps enabled the Storch to take off in 213 feet & land in 61 feet giving it a ‘STOL’ capacity. Used extensively as a liaison & communications aircraft production totalled about 2900. On [sic] variant was produced as an anti-partisan model & had two underwing racks for 48 anti-personnel bombs.

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Fieseler Fi 167.
As Germany was building the aircraft carrier ‘Graf Zeppelin’ a two seater torpedo bomber & reconnaisance [sic] aircraft was needed. Trials late in 1938 revealed that the Fi 167 was successful in this role. The aircraft had ‘STOL’ capacity & exceptional low speed handling. The Graf Zeppelin was launched in December 1938 but was never completed. The Fi-167’s were then employed on experimental projects before nine of the aircraft were sold to Romania in 1943.

Citation

“Fieseler Storch Fi 156 and Fieseler Fi 167,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23182.

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