|An un-powered Fi 157 ready for drop trials from its He 111B mother-ship.|
|Role||Unmanned anti-aircraft target drone|
The Fieseler Fi 157 was an unsuccessful attempt at developing a radio-controlled, full-sized anti-aircraft target.
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.
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