Focke-Wulf  Fw 55
Type
Land Two seat trainer
W Two seat trainer seaplane
Engine
1 Argus As 10C
 
Dimensions
Length 9,30 m, height 2,70 m, span 13,30 m, wingarea 22,40 m2
 
Weights
Empty 975 kg, max. take off weight 1230 kg
 
Performance
Max. speed 213 km/h, cruising speed 195 km/h service ceiling 5400 m
 
In 1931, the Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau GmbH in Bremen tookover  the Albatroswerke. Modified Albatros L 102 = Al 102, after a crash with Kurt Tank as pilot it was discovered that some reinforcement of the wing structure was needed. It  was a revised and equipped with the more powerful Argus As 10C . Designation was changed to Focke Wulf Fw 55 and  seaplaneversion Fw 55W was a sesquiplane and only one was built with the registration D-2711 Overall, about 65 Fw 55 were built to mid-1934 and used at the German Pilot School (DMS) and the NSFK (National Socialist Flying Corps) . After the official announcement of the establishment of the Air Force a few planes were used in the the new flying schools.
Type
Werk.Nr
Registration
History
L
176
D-2703, D-IDYP
Febr. 1934 delivered to DVS
L
177
D-2704
Febr. 1934 delivered to DVS
L
178
D-2705
Febr. 1934 delivered to DVS
L
179
D-2706
Febr. 1934 delivered to DVS
L
180
D-2707
Febr. 1934 delivered to DVS
L
181
D-2708, D-IDUQ
Febr. 1934 delivered to DVS
L
182
D-2709, D-IDEV
Febr. 1934 delivered to DVS
L
123
D-2291
July. 1932 delivered to DVS
W
124
D-2314
Sept..1932 delivered to DVS
W
 
D-2711