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Focke-Wulf Fw 159


Focke-Wulf Fw 159 Prototype Fighter

Service Data

In Service: May 1935 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: May 1935
Manufacturer: Focke-Wulf
Number built: 3

Technical Data

Type: Prototype fighter

Crew: 1 man
Length: 9.77 m
Wingspan: 12.4 m
Wing area:
Height: 3.75 m
Empty: 1,875 kg
Loaded: 2,250 kg
Engine: 1 × Junkers Jumo 210A 12 cylinder supercharged liquid cooled inverted Vee engine producing up to 610 hp
Maximum speed: 385 km/h
Range: 650 km
Service ceiling:
2 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns above engines
Bomb load up to
Operators: Luftwaffe
Fw 159 V-1
Fw 159 V-2
Fw 159 V-3

Other: Prototypes


The Focke-Wulf Fw 159 was a single seat single engine fighter with parasol wing to same specification as Ar 80, Bf 109 and He 112, 1935 only three built prototypes


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