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Fi 98
Role Dive bomber
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Fieseler
First flight 1935
Status Prototype only
Number built 1

The Fieseler Fi 98 was a prototype ground-attack aircraft produced by German aircraft manufacturer Fieseler as a rival to the Henschel Hs 123.

Design and development[edit | edit source]

Fieseler developed the model in response to the Reich Air Ministry specification of 11 February 1934 calling for a robust biplane for low-level attack and dive bombing. Three prototypes were ordered, of which one prototype was completed, and the design was rejected in favour of the Hs 123. The design of the model, a braced-wing biplane, was essentially obsolescent.

Specifications (Fi 98)[edit | edit source]

Data from Warplanes of the Third Reich

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 7.40 m (24 ft 3⅓ in)
  • Wingspan: 11.50 m (37 ft 8¾ in)
  • Height: 3.00 m (9 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 24.51 m² (274.5 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 1,453 kg (3,197 lb)
  • Loaded weight: 2,165 kg (4,762 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × BMW 132A-2 9-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 485 kw (650 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 295 km/h (159 knots, 183 mph) at 2,000 m (6,560 ft)
  • Cruise speed: 270 km/h (146 knots, 168 mph)
  • Range: 470 km (254 nmi, 292 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 9,000 m (29,530 ft)
  • Climb to 1,000 m (3,300 ft): 1 min 7 s

Armament

(proposed)

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Green, William. Warplanes of the Third Reich. New York: Doubleday, 1972. ISBN 0-385-05782-2.
  • Herwig, D and H. Rode,Luftwaffe Secret Projects - Ground Attack & Special Purpose Aircraft, ISBN 1-85780-150-4.

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