Focke-Wulf Fw 44



Focke-Wulf Fw 44


Photo 1 is a Fw 44 Stieglitz, starboard side view.
The photo of the Fw 57 is missing.




One b/w photograph on an album page


IBCC Digital Archive


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Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz (Goldfinch).
The Fw 44A prototype first flew in the summer of 1932 with the Sh 14A radial engine. The Fw 44 became an outstanding aetobatic [sic] type used by several great exponents of the art. The first production model was the Fw 44B with a 135 hp Argus As 8 in-line engine, but the main model was the Fw 44C. This reverted to the original radial engine & was used by the Luftwaffe as a trainer & liaison plane.

Focke-Wulf FW 57.
Designed & built as a Heavy Fighter-Bomber, the specification being finalised in 1934. The first prototype was completed in the spring of 1936, but the specification had already been superseded when the Fw 57 began its dismal flight test programme. The aircraft was seriously overweight, the handling characteristics proved unsatisfactory in nearly every respect, & the aircraft was seriously under-powered. By the time the two remaining prototypes were ready the programme was abandoned. Powered by two Daimler-Benz DB 600 12 cylinder inverted Vee liquid cooled engines.


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