Fi 157
An un-powered Fi 157 ready for drop trials from its He 111B mother-ship.
Role Unmanned anti-aircraft target drone
Manufacturer Fieseler
First flight 1937
Number built 3[1]

The Fieseler Fi 157 was an unsuccessful attempt at developing a radio-controlled, full-sized anti-aircraft target.

Design and development

In 1937, the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM) contracted Fieseler to produce a radio controlled anti-aircraft target drone. The resulting Fi 157 was a low-wing monoplane of entirely wooden construction and was carried beneath a bomber before being released. All three prototypes crashed during testing; a single example of a manned version, designated Fi 158, was built to investigate remote guidance.[1][2]

Specifications (Fieseler Fi 157)

Data from [3]

General characteristics

Performance

See also

Related development

Notes

  1. ^ a b Green, William. Aircraft of the Third Reich Vol.1. London: Aerospace Publishing. ISBN 978 1 900732 06 2.
  2. ^ Flying Review International: 65. July 1969. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Wehrmacht History 1933-1945". Retrieved 20 December 2012.

References

  • Green, William. Aircraft of the Third Reich. London: Aerospace Publishing Vol.1. ISBN 978 1 900732 06 2.
  • Flying Review International: 65. July 1969. Missing or empty |title= (help)

Further reading