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Sakura Matou Author Subscriber
Sakura Matou Nov 19 2013, 7:27am says:

Here are the stats!

Powerplant: One 240 hp (179 kW) Argus As 10C-3 8-cylinder inverted-Vee air-cooled piston engine driving a Schwartz two-blade fixed pitch wooden propeller (Gustav Schwartz PropellerWerke). Oil tank capacity 2.42 Imperial gallons (11.0 litres).

Performance: Maximum speed 109 mph (175 km/h) at sea level; economical cruising speed 81 mph (130 km/h); landing speed 32 mph (51 km/h); service ceiling 15,090 ft (4600 m); climb to 3,000 ft (915 m) in 4 minutes.

Range: Normal range of 240 miles (385 km) with 32.56 Imperial gallons (148 litres) of fuel and a crew of three. Maximum range 630 miles (1010 km) with a crew of one and 77.5 Imperial gallons (352.54 litres) of fuel with a cruising speed of 60 mph (96 km/h) at sea level.

Weight: Empty 2,050 lbs (930 kg) with a maximum take-off weight of 2,921 lbs (1325 kg).

Dimensions: Span 46 ft 9 in (14.25 m); length 32 ft 5 3/4 in (9.90 m); height 10 ft 0 in (3.05 m); wing area 279.87 sq ft (26.00 sq m).

Armament: (Optional) One 7.92 mm (0.31 in) MG 15 machine-gun on a trainable LL-K swivel mount firing rearward. Standard ammunition loadout consisted of four drum magazines (50 or 75 rounds each) carried stowed on the rear lower bulkhead. Armed versions were usually crewed by a Pilot and an Observer/Gunner.

Variants: Fi 156 V1/V2/V3, Fi 156 V4, Fi 156 V5, Fi 156A-0, Fi 156A-1, Fi 156B, Fi 156C-0, Fi 156C-1, Fi 156C-2, Fi 156C-3, Fi 156C-3/Trop, Fi 156C-5, Fi 156C-5/Trop, Fi 156D-0, Fi 156D-1, Fi 156E-0, Fi 256, Morane-Saulnier M.S. 500 Criquet "Locust" Series (France), Benes-Mraz K-65 Cap "Stork" (Czechoslovakia).

Equipment/Avionics: Standard communication and navigation equipment with provision for an underfuselage camera. Some aircraft were equipped with night flying gear and a FuG 17 radio set.

History: First flight (prototype) 24 May 1936; service introduction (Fi 156A-1) early 1937; German production terminated (all types) October 1943 but production in France and Czechoslovakia continued.

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infantryspec Nov 19 2013, 10:23am says:

what a beautifull piece of machinery XD

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Sakura Matou Author Subscriber
Sakura Matou Nov 19 2013, 10:26am replied:

Yeah I like it alot.

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infantryspec Nov 19 2013, 10:39am replied:

its german...everybody likes it

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_w_ Nov 19 2013, 1:27pm says:

looks sleek, surprisingly modern and very capable.
Never heard of it but i already like it :3

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Sakura Matou Author Subscriber
Sakura Matou Nov 19 2013, 2:24pm replied:

The best plane in it's class :)

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OminousSpudd Nov 19 2013, 2:59pm says:

Flew this a long time ago in a Mediterranean mod for Combat Flight Simulator 3.

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Sakura Matou Nov 19 2013, 3:13pm replied:

I fly it in IL-2 all the time :3

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ℱℓσℊℊℯɾ Nov 20 2013, 8:28am replied:

How many times did you get shot down ? or you just play the game for the sake of flying :P?

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Sakura Matou Nov 20 2013, 8:38am replied:

Errrmm..it has a purpose online and on some missions I have made..and not often if I fly low. I can out maneuver most things, and most people give up trying. On an interesting note..my rear gunner took out a F-86 once.

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ℱℓσℊℊℯɾ Nov 20 2013, 8:51am replied:

Took out a F-86 :O seems legit ! ironicaly my IL-2 DBW is messed up -.-

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Sakura Matou Author Subscriber
Sakura Matou Nov 20 2013, 9:05am replied:

What version do you have?

Also I love DBW!! Do you use the Full Monty?

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ℱℓσℊℊℯɾ Nov 20 2013, 9:54am replied:

I probably have IL-2 V4.10 with UP3 along with DBW 1.7 I might be wrong tho since I have installed a long time ago everything seems to be working except that IL-2 with DBW won't launch.... UP3 works fine tho

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ParkChungHeeFan Nov 19 2013, 5:09pm says:

This was mostly used for recon and medevac, right?

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Sakura Matou Nov 20 2013, 2:57am replied:

Liason, Battlefield Observation, light utility as well.

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Best-known of all the Fieseler designs because of its extensive use during World War II, the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (stork) was a remarkable STOL (short take-off and landing) aircraft that was first flown nearly 50 years ago on 24 May 1936. A braced high-wing monoplane of mixed construction, with a conventional braced tail unit and fixed tailskid landing gear with long-stroke main units, As with the Fi 97, the key to the success of this aircraft was its wing incorporating the company's high-lift devices, comprising in the initial production series a fixed slot extending over the entire span of the wing leading edge, with slotted ailerons and slotted camber-changing flaps occupying the entire trailing edge. Flight testing of the first three prototypes (Fi 156 V1, V2 and V3) showed that the capability of this aircraft more than exceeded its STOL expectations, for with little more than a light breeze blowing it needed a take-off run of only about 200 ft (60 m) and could land in about one-third of that distance.

Built to complete against fixed-wing submissions from Messerschmitt (Bf 163) and Siebel (Si 201) and an auto gyro from Focke-Wulf (Fw 186) based on Cierva technology, the three prototypes were followed by the ski-equipped Fi 156 V4 for winter trials, a pre-production Fi 156 V5 and, in early 1937, by 10 Fi 156A-0 aircraft for service evaluation. One of these was demonstrated publicly for the first time at an international flying meeting at the end of July 1937 in Zürich, by which time the general-purpose Fi 156A-1 was in production. The Storch repeatedly demonstrated full-load take-offs after a ground run of never more than 148 ft (45 m), and a fully controllable speed range of 32-108 mph (51-174 km/h). Service tests confirmed that Germany's armed forces had acquired a 'go-anywhere' aircraft, and for the remainder of World War II the Storch was found virtually everywhere German forces operated, production of all variants totalling 2,549 aircraft.

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