Focke-Wulf  Fw 44 Stieglitz
Type
A
B
C
D
E
F
J
Engine
1 Siemens Sh 14A
1 Siemens Sh 14A
Argus As 8B
1 Siemens Sh 14A
Argus As 8B
1 Siemens Sh 14A
1 Siemens Sh 14A
Dimensions
Length 7.28 m, span
9.0 m, height 2.72
m, wingarea 20 m2
Length 7.28 m, span
9.0 m, height 2.72
m, wingarea 20 m2
Length 7.7 m, span
9.0 m, height 2.72
m, wingarea 20 m2
Length 7.28 m, span
9.0 m, height 2.72
m, wingarea 20 m2
Length 7.7 m, span
9.0 m, height 2.72
m, wingarea 20 m2
Length 7.28 m, span
9.0 m, height 2.72
m, wingarea 20 m2
Length 7.28 m, span
9.0 m, height 2.72
m, wingarea 20 m2
Weights
Empty 560 kg, fuel
and oil 111 kg, crew
160 kg, load 39 kg,
flying weight 870 kg
Empty 560 kg, fuel
and oil 111 kg, crew
160 kg, load 39 kg,
flying weight 870 kg
Empty 560 kg, fuel
and oil 111 kg, crew
150 kg, load 79 kg,
flying weight 900 kg
Empty 560 kg, fuel
and oil 111 kg, crew
160 kg, load 69 kg,
flying weight 900 kg
Empty 560 kg, fuel
and oil 111 kg, crew
160 kg, load 69 kg,
flying weight 900 kg
Empty 560 kg, fuel
and oil 111 kg, crew
160 kg, load 69 kg,
flying weight 900 kg
Empty 560 kg, fuel
and oil 111 kg, crew
160 kg, load 69 kg,
flying weight 900 kg
Performance
Max. speed 188
km/h at sea level,
climb to 1000 m 4
min 30 sec, to 3000
m 18 min 42 sec,
cruising speed 172
km/h at sea level,
landing speed 67
km/h, range 540 km,
service ceiling 4400
m, req. startfield 140
m
Max. speed 188
km/h at sea level,
climb to 1000 m 4
min 30 sec, to 3000
m 18 min 42 sec,
cruising speed 172
km/h at sea level,
landing speed 67
km/h, range 540 km,
service ceiling 4400
m, req. startfield 140
m
Max. speed 185
km/h at sea level,
climb to 1000 m 5
min 12 sec, to 3000
m 23 min , cruising
speed 168 km/h at
sea level, landing
speed 67 km/h,
range 675 km,
service ceiling 3900
m req. startfield 180
m
Max. speed 188
km/h at sea level,
climb to 1000 m 4
min 30 sec, to 3000
m 18 min 42 sec,
cruising speed 172
km/h at sea level,
landing speed 67
km/h, range 540 km,
service ceiling 4400
m, req. startfield 140
m
Max. speed 185
km/h at sea level,
climb to 1000 m 5
min 12 sec, to 3000
m 23 min , cruising
speed 168 km/h at
sea level, landing
speed 67 km/h,
range 600 km,
service ceiling 3900
m req. startfield 180
m
Max. speed 188
km/h at sea level,
climb to 1000 m 4
min 30 sec, to 3000
m 18 min 42 sec,
cruising speed 172
km/h at sea level,
landing speed 67
km/h, range 540 km,
service ceiling 4400
m, req. startfield 140
m
Max. speed 188
km/h at sea level,
climb to 1000 m 4
min 30 sec, to 3000
m 18 min 42 sec,
cruising speed 172
km/h at sea level,
landing speed 67
km/h, range 540 km,
service ceiling 4400
m, req. startfield 140
m
The Fw 44 was designed as a biplane with conventional layout and straight, non-tapered wings. Its two open cockpits were arranged in tandem, and both cockpits were equipped with flight controls and instruments. The Fw 44 had fixed tailwheel landing gear. It employed ailerons on both upper and lower wings. It did not use flaps. It was flown with a Siemens-Halske Sh 14 radial engine.
The first prototype flew in 1932.[1] After many tests and modifications to increase the plane's durability and aerodynamics, the final Fw 44 proved to have excellent airworthiness.
A second version of the Fw 44 was the Fw 44B, which had an Argus As 8 four-cylinder inverted inline air-cooled engine of 90 kW (120 hp).[1] The cowling for this engine gave the plane a more slender, aerodynamic nose.
20 Fw 44s purchased by China were modified for combat missions and participated in the early stage of the Second Sino-Japanese War until all were lost in action.
The last series version was Fw 44J, which was sold or built on license in several countries around the world. It was equipped with a seven-cylinder Siemens-Halske Sh 14 radial engine.