Designation: FW-44J

Focke Wulf FW-44J

Focke Wulf FW44J Stieglitz

A picture of the Focke Wulf Fw44J Stieglitz

In 1932 the newly formed Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau G.m.b.h. introduced the Fw-44 two-seat trainer for use by the emerging Luftwaffe.  The Stieglitz proved to be an excellent trainer and several hundred were built for the Luftwaffe between 1932 and 1940.  Just over thirty were exported to Finland in the early years of World War II and more were built under license in Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Sweden, Brazil, and Argentina giving a total production of approximately 2,500.  In 1940, Focke Wulf began concentrating on the design of fighters and production of the Steiglitz stopped.

Wingspan 29 ft 6 in.

Wingspan

Length 23 ft 11 in.

Length

Height 8 ft 10 in.

Height

Weight 1575 lbs (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 115 MPH

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 12,792 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 420 miles

Range

Engines One Siemens SH-14A radial with 150 horsepower

Engine

Crew 2

Crew


Manufacturer
Focke Wulf

Markings
Finnish Air Force, 1942

Designation
Fw44J

Registration
SZ-19, OH-SZH, N133JM

Serial Number
2827

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