Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe
1935
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Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe

The Weihe was first flown in 1935 as an advanced training, light transport and communications aircraft for the Luftwaffe, powered by two 179kW Argus As.10G engines. However before the outbreak of World War II Deutsche Luft-Hansa received eight as six-passenger commercial transports. Armament in the military training version comprised a gunner's turret in the nose (which could be replaced by a metal cone for blind-flying instruction) and an aft gun position. The turret had space for an instructor and pupil for machine-gun and bomb-aiming training. Two seats side-by-side were provided in the cockpit for flying training, while a bomb trap with sights in a further compartment was provided for bombing instruction.

Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe

Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe

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Barry, 30.05.2017

Entering service in 1937, 1,350 of these aircraft were produced, serving not only with the Luftwaffe, but with the Austrian Air Force, and the air forces of Argentina, Brazil (and the Brazilian Navy as well as Varig), Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Turkey and the Soviet Union. As noted there is one extent in Brazil and another is under restoration at the Norwegian Aviation Museum at Boda.

Crew 4 Power Plant 2 x 240 h.p. Argus As 10 inverted V8
Span 68'10" Length 45'11" Height 14'1" Wing area 506 sq ft
Empty weight 4,200 lb Loaded weight 6,400 lb
Maximum speed 159 mph Range 620 miles
Armament (Fw 58 B-2 only) 2 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine guns

baiwang, 18.06.2011

I`d apreciate any further information about the Fw58 Night-Fighters in Norway. You can caontac me in my email if please you.

, 18.06.2011

Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe
1935

wlkriessmann, 24.09.2010

The 'Weihe "", the "plaic bomber " as a nightfighter in Norway ??!! a fairytale. In summer 1939 we flew our lunch in metal containers from the airfield in Straubing to the "feldflugplatz" in Cham close to the thenTschech border. ( have photos On the way back we chased cows atthe meadows. The Weihe was more of a glider than an engine airplane. All that during A/B school traing April to Nov 1939 in Straubing wlk

Francis Maigné, 22.12.2009

Fw 58 Weihe (Milan)
V-1 : Bimoteur de transport, équipage et 6 passagers en cabine fermée, monoplan voilure basse contreventé à l'extrados par deux mâts obliques joignant le sommet du fuselage, monodérive, empennage horizontal classique contreventé à l'intrados par 2 mâts obliques, train d'atterrissage escamotable, le train principal vers l’arrière dans les fuseaux moteurs, roulette de queue non rétractable. Construction de structure métallique, en tubes d'acier soudés et entoilage. 2 moteurs tractifs de 8 cylindres en V inver sés Argus As 10c de 2 x 240 cv, (480 cv), montés au bord d'attaque de la voilure, hélices bipales métalliques à pas variable, E: 21,00 m, L: 14,00 m, H: 3,90 m. Eté 1935, 1 prototype,
V-2 : Version d'entraînement et de liaison, 1 mt MG 15 de 7,92 mm sur rotule dans le nez vitré, 1 mt MG 15 de 7,92 sur affût mobile en poste dorsal à ciel ouvert, juste en arrière du poste de pilotage. 1 prototype.
V-4 : Version polyvalente. 1 mt MG 15 de 7,92 mm. 1 prototype
Fw 58B-1 : Version de série de transport léger, d'entraînement, liaison et évacuation sanitaire. 2 moteurs de 8 cylindres en V inversés Argus As 10c de 2 x 240 cv, (480 cv), hélices bipales en bois à pas fixe, E: 21,00 m, L: 14,00 m, H: 3,90 m, Sa: 47,00 m², Pv: 2400 Kg, Ptc: 3600 Kg, C/a: 76,595 Kg/m², P/p: 7,5 Kg/cv, Vm: 270 Kmh, Vc: 240 Kmh, P: 5600 m, Df: 800 Km, 1 mt MG 15 de 7,92 mm sur rotule dans le nez vitré, 1 mt MG 15 de 7,92 sur affût mobile en poste dorsal à ciel ouvert, juste en arrière du poste de pilotage.
Fw 58B-2 : Version d'entraînement au tir. Identique. 25 exemplaires construits sous licence au Brésil.
Fw 58C : Version avec des moteurs Argus As 10c ou des moteurs de 8 cylindres en V inversés Hirth HM 508D de 2 x 260 cv.
Fw 58W : Version hydravion avec deux flotteurs en catamaran.
Production totale: 1350 exemplaires.

Barry, 24.11.2009

J.L.Santos please note that "STEVEN" is not of this world and just about everything he says is dubious at best and absolute rubbish in reality. Also ignore "Brian A'Chen" who is positively unhinged.

J.L. Santos, 30.09.2009

Mr steven:
I`d apreciate any further information about the Fw58 Night-Fighters in Norway. You can caontac me in my email if please you.
Thanks in advance

STEVEN, 16.06.2007

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, ACTUALLY THERE ARE 8 FW 58 WEIHE WERE CONVERTED INTO NIGHT FIGHTER IN NORWAY BY AUGUST 1944.

Fabricio Zulato, 02.04.2007

The only FW-58 survive is preserved at MUSAL, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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