Focke-Wulf Fw 200

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Title

Focke-Wulf Fw 200

Description

Photo 1 is a flying view from above.
Photo 2 is an aircraft on the ground, looking down from the rear.
Photo 3 is a starboard flying view.
Photo 4 is a view from above and the front of a flying aircraft.
Photo 5 is a flying aircraft viewed from underneath.
Photo 6 is front/starboard side view of Hitler's personal aeroplane.
Photo 7 is a port side view of a flying Condor.
Photo 8 is a port side view of a Condor on the ground.

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Format

Eight b/w photographs on three album pages

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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PThomasAF20070002,
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Focke-Wulf Fa 200 Condor Civil Version.
The first civil prototype flew on July 27th 1937 powered by four Pratt & Whitney Hornet S1E-G radial air-cooled engines. The second & third aircraft used BMW 132G-1 engines which in face were Pratt & Whitney Hornets built under licence. The second aircraft was named Westfalen &. the third Immelmann III, the latter being designated the official Fuhrermaschine for the personal use of Adolf Hitler & his retinue. Whilst production of the airliner was being established, the Condor had undertaken a series of long distance flights, the first of these being being [sic] from Berlin to Cairo. A further flight took place on August 10th 1938, when the Condor took off for a non stop flight from Berlin to New York. The aircraft covered the 4075 miles in 24hours 55 mins at an average speed of 164mph, against strong headwinds. The return journey was made in 19 hours 47 mins. at an average speed of 205mph.. November 28th 1938 saw a flight from Berlin to Tokyo, stopping at Basra, Karachi & Hanoi.

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FW 200 CONDOR (MILITARY VERSION)

Focke-Wulf FW 200 Condor. Military Version.
One of the most famous maritime role aircraft of the Second World War, the Condor was designed as a commercial transport & first flew on July 27th 1937, being improvised as a reconnaisance [sic] bomber on the outbreak of was[sic]. Referred to by Sir Winston Churchill as ‘the scourge of the Atlantic’, Condor’s were responsible for the sinking of thousands of tons of merchant shipping. The Condor carried a crew of 7 or 8 airmen & was powered by four BMW Bramo 323 R-2 nine cylinder radial air cooled engines of 1200 hp. Armament 6 cannon/machine guns. Bomb load 4626lbs. Range 2210 miles. All up weight 50045lbs. Span 107’-9 1/2“.

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Focke-Wulf F W 200 Condor.
Immelmann III. Adolph Hitler’s personal aeroplane.

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Focke-Wulf F W 200 Condor.

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Citation

“Focke-Wulf Fw 200,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23192.

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