Fieseler Fi 158
Type
Single seat experimental testing remote radio control
Engine
1 Hirth HM 506A
Dimensions
Length 6,60 m, height 1,70 m, wingspan 7,00 m, wing area 17,0 m2
Weights
Empty 494 kg, loaded 646 kg
Performance
Max. speed 350 km/h, cruising speed 300 km/h, range 370 km, climb 498 m/min., service ceiling 6700 m
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
SV-1
101
D-EAEN, KD+NY
Tested at the E-Stelle Karl Hagen (Peenemünde). From there it, first still painted with registration KD+NY of the E-
Stelle, came into the aviation collection at the Lehrter station into Berlin, where it probably was destroyed by
bombing
     
Cancelled
     
Cancelled
Simultaneously, Fieseler proposed a piloted version of the Fi 157, the Fi 158, which could be used for experiments in remote radio control. Three prototypes of the Fi 157 were tested but all crashed. Nevertheless, the company persisted with development of the piloted Fi 158, and this appeared in 1938, differing from the pilotless drone primarily in having a single-seat cockpit enclosed by a hinged canopy, and a fully-retractable undercarriage.
The Fi 158 V1 was entirely of wooden construction and was powered by a 160 hp Hirth HM 506A six-cylinder air-cooled engine driving a two-blade variable-pitch metal airscrew.