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Fieseler Fi 158

Fieseler Fi 158
The Fi 158 at Kassel-Waldau Airfield
Role Research Aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Fieseler Flugzeugbau Kassel
First flight 9 March 1938
Number built 1
Developed from Fieseler Fi 157

The Fieseler Fi 158 was a civilian research aircraft designed and built in Germany from 1938.


Designed as a manned version of the Fi 157 radio-controlled drone, the Fi 158 was a low-winged monoplane built largely of wood, with retractable tailwheel undercarriage and twin fins and rudders, with the crew sat in tandem in an enclosed cabin.

Operational history

Limited flight testing was carried out before the prototype was destroyed in an air-raid.

Specifications (Fi 158 V1)

Data from Aircraft of the Third Reich[1]

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1 or 2 (sources differ)
  • Length: 6.6 m (21 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 7 m (23 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • Wing area: 7 m2 (75 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 494 kg (1,089 lb)
  • Gross weight: 646 kg (1,424 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hirth HM 506A 6-cyl. inverted air-cooled in-line piston engine, 119 kW (160 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed variable pitch propeller


  • Maximum speed: 350 km/h (217 mph; 189 kn) at sea level
  • Cruising speed: 300 km/h (186 mph; 162 kn)
  • Range: 370 km (230 mi; 200 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,700 m (21,982 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 8.33 m/s (1,640 ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 1,000 m (3,281 ft) in 2 minutes




  • Nowarra Heinz J.:Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945, Bernard & Graeffe Verlag, Koblenz 1993, ISBN 3-7637-5464-4
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