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Germany's Focke-Wulf Fw 187 fighter

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  • Focke Wulf Fw 187 Zerstorer fighter
  • Focke Wulf Fw 187 Zerstorer fighter

Design

Kurt Tank designed the Focke Wulf Fw 187 in 1936. It was superior to the Messerschmitt Bf 110, but it wasn't selected for production.

Production

  • Pre-series: 3
  • Focke Wulf Fw 187:

Specifications

  Focke Wulf Fw 187
Type Long range fighter
Crew  
Engine (Type) 2: Junkers Jumo 210 D
2: Mercedes DB/601A
Cylinders  
Cooling Liquid
HP Jumo: 680 each ,
Mercedes: 1,150 each
Dimensions  
Span 50' 6"
Length 33' 6", 36' 4"
Height 15'
Weight  
Loaded 12,000 lb
Performance  
Speed 330 mph, 360 mph
Armament  
Nose 2: Cannon
Wings 4: MG
Rear cockpit 1: MG

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
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