Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz. A photo. Characteristics
Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz. A photo. Characteristics

Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz. A photo. Characteristics



A type: single-engine biplane trainer

Crew: Two pilots are arranged one behind the other

The most common, in addition to the aircraft Fw-190, modest basic training aircraft Fw 44 «Stiglitz» (Stieglitz - Goldfinch) of "Focke-Wulf» (Focke-Wulf) was raised to the skies in late summer 1932 years. Despite the normal appearance, the prototype proved to be very strict in piloting, and have recently arrived in the company designer Kurt Tank (Kurt Tank) was allowed to finalize the car.

That he duly did, and converted aircraft Fw 44 was subsequently ordered into serial production, not only for the newly created Luftwaffe, but also for civil society organizations officially controlled school transport pilots (Verkehrsfliegerschule) and the Union of Air Sports (Luftsportverband). Following equipped with radial engine aircraft Fw 44 company "Focke-Wulf" created modifications B and E-models equipped with in-line engine As 8 company "Argus» (Argus).

A small number of these modifications were produced for the Luftwaffe training units. Nevertheless, the company went back to the radial engines Sh 14a company "Siemens" for the remaining versions. With modifications, D, F and 3 built in significant quantities until the end of the war. A number of foreign planes were built under license, although many countries have bought the Air Force planes Fw 44 directly from the company "Focke-Wulf". Today, a handful of them remained. This particular instance, a former Finnish Air Force now flies Confederate Air Force in Texas.

Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz. Photography


Basic data


  • Length: 7,3 m
  • Wingspan: 9 m
  • Height: 2,7 m


The weight:

  • BLANK: 525 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 900 kg


Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 185 km / h
  • Range: 675 km
  • Powerplant: "Siemens» Sh 14a
  • Power: 150 l. from. (112 kW)


Date of first flight: end of summer 1932 years

The surviving airworthy modifications: Fw 44J

On right: This is very rare aircraft Fw 44, owned by the Air Force of the Confederacy, his military service was held in the Finnish Air Force.



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