World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Fieseler Fi 158

Article Id: WHEBN0023390750
Reproduction Date:

Title: Fieseler Fi 158  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of military aircraft of Germany by manufacturer, Fieseler Fi 157, List of RLM aircraft designations
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

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.

Development

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

Performance

  • 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

References

Notes

Bibliography

  • Nowarra Heinz J.:Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945, Bernard & Graeffe Verlag, Koblenz 1993, ISBN 3-7637-5464-4
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.