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Focke-Wulf Fw 56


Focke-Wulf Fw 56 Stösser (Falcon Hawk) Advanced trainer

Service Data

In Service: November 1933 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: November 1933
Manufacturer: Focke-Wulf
Number built: 1000

Technical Data

Type: Advanced trainer

Crew: 1 man
Length: 7.6 m
Wingspan: 10.5 m
Wing area: 14 m²
Height: 2.55 m
Empty: 695 kg
Loaded: 996 kg
Engine: 1 × Argus As 10C 8 cylinder air cooled 90º inverted Vee piston engine producing up to 240 hp
Maximum speed: 278 km/h
Range: 400 km
Service ceiling: 6,200 m
2 × 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns
3 × 10 kg bombs on external wing racks
Operators: Luftwaffe, Hungary
Fw 56a
Fw 56 V-1
Fw 56 V-2
Fw 56 V-3
Fw 56 A-0
Fw 56 A-1

Other: Trainers


The Focke-Wulf Fw 56 Stösser (Falcon Hawk) was a single seat single engine high wing monoplane advanced trainer aircraft


Focke-Wulf Fw 56 Stösser (Falcon Hawk) Advanced trainer picture 2
Focke-Wulf Fw 56 Stösser (Falcon Hawk) Advanced trainer picture 3

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