Fieseler Fi 333

The Fieseler Fi 333 was a prototype transport aircraft developed by Fieseler in 1942, and backed by the Luftwaffe.[1]

Fi 333
Fieseler Fi 333.jpg
A model of the Fieseler Fi 333 showing three possible configurations. Top: the aircraft carrying a cargo pod; Middle: the aircraft carrying no cargo; Bottom: the aircraft carrying the fuselage of another aircraft
Role Transport
National origin Nazi Germany
Manufacturer Fieseler
Status Cancelled
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 3

Design and developmentEdit

The aircraft was to use detachable pods of varying sizes to carry cargo, a system that would allow a rapid turnaround on the ground.[1] The tall, fixed undercarriage featured tandem independently sprung wheels.[1] Power was provided by two 750 kW (1,000 hp) BMW Bramo 323D radial engines.[2]

Three prototypes are believed to have been built.[1][2]

SpecificationsEdit

Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 22.00 m (72 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 30 m (98 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 5.8 m (19 ft)
  • Empty weight: 6,101 kg (13,450 lb) with pod
  • Gross weight: 9,201 kg (20,285 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 11,502 kg (25,358 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × BMW Bramo 323D nine-cylinder radial engine, 750 kW (1,000 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 299 km/h (186 mph, 162 kn)
  • Stall speed: 64 km/h (40 mph, 35 kn)
  • Range: 1,500 km (930 mi, 810 nmi)

See alsoEdit

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Vajda, Ferenc A.; Dancey, Peter (1998). German Aircraft Industry and Production, 1933-1945. McFarland. ISBN 978-1-85310-864-8.
  2. ^ a b c Stemp, P. D. (2014-12-20). Kites, Birds & Stuff - Aircraft of GERMANY - E to H. Lulu.com. ISBN 978-1-291-29268-8.