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Focke-Wulf Fw 189


Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Owl) Reconnaissance, bomber

Service Data

In Service: July 1938 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: July 1938
Manufacturer: Focke-Wulf
Number built: 846

Technical Data

Type: Reconnaissance, bomber

Crew: 3 man
Length: 11.9 m
Wingspan: 18.4 m
Wing area: 38 m²
Height: 3.1 m
Empty: 2,805 kg
Loaded: 3,950 kg
Engine: 2 × Argus As 410A-1 12 cylinder inverted Vee air cooled engine producing up to 465 hp each
Maximum speed: 334 km/h
Range: 830 km
Service ceiling: 7,000 m
2 × 7.92 mm MG 15 machine guns
1 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns in each wing root
Bomb load up to 4 50 kg on external wing racks
Operators: Luftwaffe, Hungary, Slovakia
Fw 189A
Fw 189V-2
Fw 189V-3
Fw 189 A-0
Fw 189 A-1
Fw 189 A-1 Trop
Fw 189 A-1/U2
Fw 189 A-1/U3
Fw 189 A-2
Fw 189 A-3
Fw 189 A-4
Fw 189B
Fw 189 B-0
Fw 189 B-1
Fw 189C
Fw 189D
Fw 189E
Fw 189 F-1
Fw 189 F-2

Other: Bombers


The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Owl) was a three seat twin engines twin boom reconnaissance and light bomber


Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Owl) Reconnaissance, bomber picture 2
Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Owl) Reconnaissance, bomber picture 3
Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Owl) Reconnaissance, bomber picture 4
Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Owl) Reconnaissance, bomber picture 5
Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Owl) Reconnaissance, bomber picture 6
Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Owl) Reconnaissance, bomber picture 7

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by Dennis Martin 6/09/2010

I saw an Fw 189 flying over Cornwall. I was 5 years old, walking home from school it flew very low over my head. Once seen never forgotten. At 16 I became an RN aircraft apprentice.


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