Focke-Wulf Fw 159 and Focke-Wulf 189



Focke-Wulf Fw 159 and Focke-Wulf 189


Photo 1 is a Fw 159 fighter seen from the front on the ground.
Photo 2 is a flying view of a Fw 189 seen from the starboard/front.




Two b/w photographs on an album page


IBCC Digital Archive


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Focke-Wulf 159.
In 1934 the German Air Ministry issued a requirement for a fighter powered by the Junkers Jumo 210 in-line engine. Focke-Wulf responded with the FW 159, which was in essence a scaled up version of the parasol winged FW 56 Strosser. In the Spring of 1936 four designs were evaluated in a competition that was won by the Messerschmitt Bf 109. The two FW 159’s were then used as trials aircraft up until 1939.

Nahaufklärungsflugzeug Focke-Wulf Fw 189.

Focke-Wulf 189.
Three seat Tactical Reconnasiance [sic] & Army Co-operation aircraft. Powered by two Argus As 410A 12 cylinder inverted Vee air cooled engines. Known as the ‘Flying Eye’ by its pilots, the 189 proved extremely versatile, universally popular with its crews, & one of the most reliable aircraft ever to see Luftwaffe service. Fist flew in July 1938.


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