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Focke-Wulf Fw 57


Focke-Wulf Fw 57 Prototype Fighter bomber

Service Data

In Service: 1936

Production Data

First Flight: 1936
Manufacturer: Focke-Wulf
Number built: 3

Technical Data

Type: Prototype fighter bomber

Crew: 3 men
Length: 16.4 m
Wingspan: 25 m
Wing area: 73.5 m²
Height: 4.08 m
Empty: 6,800 kg
Loaded: 8,300 kg
Engine: 2 × Daimler-Benz DB 600A 12 cylinder liquid cooled supercharged 60° inverted Vee piston engine producing up to 1,075 hp each
Maximum speed: 404km/h
Service ceiling: 9,100 m
2 × 20 mm MG FF cannons in the nose
1 × 20 mm MG FF cannon in powered dorsal turret
Bomb load up to 6 × 100 kg
Operators: Luftwaffe
Fw 57 V-1
Fw 57 V-2
Fw 57 V-3

Other: Prototypes


The Focke-Wulf Fw 57 was a three seat twin engine heavy fighter bomber. Focke-Wulf first all metal aircraft only two were built prototype


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