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Focke-Wulf Fw-57

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A twin-engined, three-seat strategic fighter, first flown in 1936. The Fw 57 was a contemporary of the Bf 110, with which it competed for orders. It featured a powered dorsal gun turret, and a glazed nose with twin semi-flexible cannon operated by the third crewmember. The Fw 57 was overweight and underpowered. Only three were built.

Fw 57
Engines: 2 x Daimler-Benz DB 600-A, 910 hp
Props: metal three-blade fixed pitch
Wing span: 25,00 m
Length: 16,40 m
Height: 4,08 m
Empty weight: 6800 kg
MTOW: 8300 kg
Vmax: 404 kph
Ceiling: 9100 m
Armament: 2 x MG FF, 20 mm (nose) and 1 Mauser MG FF, 20 mm (dorsal turret).

 

 


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