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Encyclopedia > Focke Wulf Fw 200
Focke Wulf Fw 200 Condor
Role Transport; Bomber
Crew 5
Capacity (transport variants)
30 fully-armed troops
First Flight July 27, 1937
Entered Service
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf
Dimensions (Fw 200C-3/U4)
Length 23.5 m 77 ft 1 in
Wingspan 32.8 m 107 ft 7 in
Height 6.3 m 20 ft 8 in
Wing Area 118 m² 1,270 ft²
Empty 12,950 kg 28,550 lb
Loaded kg lb
Maximum takeoff 22,700 kg 50,050 lb
Engine 4 × BMW/Bramo 323R
Power (each) 882 kW 1.200 hp
Maximum speed 360 km/h @ 4,800 m 224 mph @ 15,750 ft
Combat range 3,556 km 2,210 miles
Ferry range 4,440 km 2,760 miles
Service ceiling 5,800 m 19,030 ft
Rate of climb m/min ft/min
Wing loading kg/m² lb/ft²
Power/Mass kW/kg hp/lb
Guns 2 × 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon
6 × 7,9 mm machine guns
1 × 13 mm MG 131 machine gun
Bombs up to 3.000 kg.

The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 was a four engine airliner. Built under Lufthansa specification and with Dip. Ing Bansemir as project director, it first flew in July 1937 after just under one year of development with Dip. Ing Kurt Tank in the controls. It was the very first airplane to fly non-stop between Berlin and New York - on August 10, 1938 in 24 hours and 56 minutes. The return trip took only 19 hours and 47 minutes on August 13, 1938. Focke Wulf Fw200 patrol bomber. ... July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1937: Events March March 5 - Imperial Airways opens a new flying boat base at Hythe, Hampshire. ... Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG was a German manufacturer of military aircraft used by the Luftwaffe during World War II. Many of the companys successful fighter aircraft designs were slight modifications of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. ... The MG 131 was a 13 mm machine gun developed in 1938 by Rheinmetall-Borsig and produced from 1940 to 1945. ... An airliner of Air Jamaica, the Airbus A340 An airliner is a type of aircraft initially designed for the transport of paying passengers. ... Lufthansa Boeing 737-300 Lufthansa Airbus A300-B4 Lufthansa Avro RJ85 Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG) is the largest German airline company, headquartered in Cologne. ... Kurt Tank (February 24, 1898 - June 5, 1983) was a resourceful German aeronautical engineer and test pilot, heading the design department at Focke-Wulf from 1931-45. ... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... City nickname: The Big Apple Location in the state of New York Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area  - Land  - Water 1,214. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...

The aircraft was a simple development of a pre-war commercial craft. First flown in 1937 it was an all metal construction, four-engine monoplane capable of carrying 25 passengers up to 3000 km. To adapt it for wartime, hard-points were added on the wings for bombs, the fuselage was extended and strengthened to create more space and front, aft and dorsal gun positions were added. The extra weight of the improvements meant that a number of early Condors would break-up on landing, a problem that was never entirely fixed. Later models were equipped with radar. 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... A monoplane is an aircraft with one main set of wing surfaces, in contrast to a biplane or triplane. ... This long range radar antenna (approximately 40m (130ft) in diameter) rotates on a track to observe activities near the horizon. ...

It was built in 3 versions (Fw 200A, B, and C). The Model A was a purely civilian plane used by Lufthansa, DDL in Denmark, and Syndicato Condor in Brazil. The Fw 200B and Fw 200C models were used as long-range bombers, reconnaissance, troop and VIP transport planes. Adolf Hitler used a Fw 200V-1 model . His "seat" in the cabin was equipped with back-armor plating and an automatic parachute with downward throws. This plane was named "Immelmanns III" and first carried the markings "D-2600", which eventually changed to "WL+2600" and finally "26+00". Lufthansa Boeing 737-300 Lufthansa Airbus A300-B4 Lufthansa Avro RJ85 Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG) is the largest German airline company, headquartered in Cologne. ... Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889–April 30, 1945) was the Führer und Reichskanzler (Leader and Imperial chancellor) of Germany from 1933 to his death. ... The Apollo 15 capsule landed safely despite a parachute failure. ...

The Luftwaffe initially used the aircraft in conjunction with the Kriegsmarine, making great loops out across the North Sea and (following the fall of France) the Atlantic Ocean, the aircraft undertook maritime patrols and reconnaissance, searching for Allied convoys and warships to be reported and targeted by U-boats. The Condor could also carry bombs or mines to be used against shipping and it was claimed that from June 1940 to February 1941 they sank 365,000 tons. From mid-1941 the aircraft were instructed to avoid attacking shipping and avoid all combat in order to preserve numbers, but the arrival of the new escort aircraft carriers was a very serious threat. The Luftwaffe (literally, air weapon, pronounced looft-vaaf-feh) is the air force of Germany. ... The Kriegsmarine (or War Navy) was the name of the German Navy between 1935 and 1945, during the Nazi regime, superseding the Reichsmarine. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... U-boat is also a nickname for some diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives October 1939. ... An aircraft carrier is a warship whose main role is to deploy and recover aircraft. ...

The Condor was also used as a transport aircraft, notably flying supplies into Stalingrad in 1943. After late 1943 the Condor came to be used solely as a transport aircraft. For reconnaissance it was replaced by the Junkers Ju 290 and as France was invaded maritime reconnaissance became impossible. Production ended in 1944 with a total of 276 aircraft produced. Stalingrad is the former name of two cities: Volgograd, Russia Karviná-Nové Město, near Ostrava, Czech Republic Other uses: The Battle of Stalingrad (a major turning-point of World War II and arguably the bloodiest battle in human history) Stalingrad (German film set during the above battle) Stalingrad (metro station... The Junkers Ju 290 was a long-range transport, maritime patrol aircraft and bomber used by the Luftwaffe late in World War II. It was developed from earlier Junkers designs dating from before the war. ...

The Japanese Navy requested a military version for search and patrol duties, so Kurt Tank designed th Fw200V-10 with military equipment. This plane was held in Germany because of the war that had started in Europe and became the basis for all later military models used by Luftwaffe. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The Luftwaffe (literally, air weapon, pronounced looft-vaaf-feh) is the air force of Germany. ...

These german design apparently Japanese Army ordered to Tachikawa company take idea of this design for making one local twin engined long range reconossaince/heavy bomber design Tachikawa Ki-74 "Patsy".this bomber are specifically design for striking against Russians in Siberia,but during your developed and wartimes your specifications are changed for redesigning for Nuclear Striking against United States,but no advance to prototype level before at finish of war.

Winston Churchill called it the "Scourge of the Atlantic" during the Atlantic Battle due to its contribution to Allied Navy heavy losses by German U-boats. The Right Honourable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill KG, OM, CH, PC, FRS MP (November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965) was a British statesman, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II. At various times an author, soldier, journalist, and politician, Churchill is generally regarded... The Second Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign of World War II, running from 1939 right through to the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, and was at its height from mid-1940 through to about the end of 1943. ... U-boat is also a nickname for some diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives October 1939. ...

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