Focke Wulf FW 44J Stieglitz

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Focke Wulf
Markings
German Luftwaffe, ca. 1936
Designation
FW 44J
Registration
N133JM
Serial Number
2827

Focke Wulf FW 44J 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.

Specifications
Wingspan 29 ft 6 in
Length 23 ft 11 in
Height 8 ft 10 in
Weight 1,575 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 115 mph
Service Ceiling 12,792 ft
Range 420 miles
Engines 1 Siemens SH-14A radial with 150 hp
Crew 2