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Focke Achgelis Fa 330

Helicopter




Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze (Water Wagtail) Helicopter

Service Data

In Service: 1942 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: 1942
Manufacturer: Focke Achgelis
Number built: 200

Technical Data

Type: Helicopter

Crew: 1 man
Length: 4.42 m
Rotor diameter: 7.3 m
Disc area 41.85 m²
Height:
Empty: 83 kg
Loaded:
Engine: powered by being towed
Maximum speed: 40 km/h
Range:
Service ceiling:
Armament:
Bomb load up to
Electronics:
Operators: Luftwafe
Variants:

Other: Helicopters
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History

The Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze (Water Wagtail) was a single seat helicopter powered by the towing U-boat the Fa 330 was stowed in two watertight compartments aft of the conning tower, U-boats that deployed Fa 330 kites included U-177, U-181 and U-852

Gallery

Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze (Water Wagtail) Helicopter picture 2
Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze (Water Wagtail) Helicopter picture 3
Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze (Water Wagtail) Helicopter picture 4
Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze (Water Wagtail) Helicopter picture 5
Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze (Water Wagtail) Helicopter picture 6

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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