Focke-Wulf Fw 58 and Focke-Wulf 62

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Title

Focke-Wulf Fw 58 and Focke-Wulf 62

Description

Photo 1 is a starboard side view of a Fw 58 parked on snowy ground.
Photo 2 is a front/side flying view of a Fw 62 Seaplane.

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Format

Two b/w photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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PThomasAF20060051

Transcription

[Photograph]

Focke-Wulf FW 58 Weihe (Kite).
Designed as a transport & flew for the first time in the summer of 1935. 13 Prototypes were built, & production of the various marks totalled some 1350 aircraft. The main variant was the FW 58C six-passenger light transport with two Hirth HM 508D inlines.

[Photograph]

Focke-Wulf FW 62.
A Two-seat Shipboard Reconnaisance [sic] & Coastal Patrol Float Seaplane. Powered by one BMW 132 Dc nine cylinder radial air cooled engine. Armament one 7.9mm MG15 machine gun plus four 110lb bombs on wing racks. Max speed 174mph. Ceiling 19360. The FW 62 were evaluated at Taremunde in 1937, the aircraft was satisfactory the more advanced characteristics of the Ar 196 were preferred & development of the FW 62 was abandoned.

Citation

“Focke-Wulf Fw 58 and Focke-Wulf 62,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23186.

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