Source: Flying Review International July 1969

During the mid thirties, Fieseler received a contract from the Technische Amt of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium for the design and construction of a pilotless drone possessing a relatively high performance and suitable for use as a target for anti-aircraft artillery. The drone was to be carried aloft beneath a bomber, released and subsequently controlled by radio. Fieseler's proposals were accepted and three prototypes were ordered under the designation Fi 157. Simultaneously, Fieseler proposed a piloted version, the Fi 158, which could be used for experiments in remote radio control. Three prototypes of the Fi 157 were tested but all crashed.
Type Unmanned drone for target practise
Engine 1  Hirth  HM 60
Dimensions Length 5,86 m, wingspan 6,6 m, wing area 5,9 m2
Weights Empty 226 kg, loaded 309 kg , max. take off weight  
Performance Max.. speed 293 km/h , cruising speed  , range 580 km, endurance  , service ceiling   , climb
Type Werk.Nr Registration History