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Variants A former Fw 200 A airliner used as a Luftwaffe transport. The radar-equipped Fw 200 C-4 Adolf Hitler's personal Fw 200 Condor, bearing the insignia of the Die Fliegerstaffel des Fuehrers on its nose There were three variants of the aircraft: the Fw 200A, B, and C. The Model A was a purely civilian variant used by Deutsche Luft Hansa, DDL in Denmark, and Syndicato Condor in Brazil. The Fw 200B and Fw 200C models were used as long-range bombers, reconnaissance, troop and transport aircraft. Fw 200 V1 First prototype. Fw 200 V10 Military prototype. Fw 200 A-0 Pre-production batch of fourth to ninth prototypes. Fw 200 B-1 Transportation aircraft fitted with four BMW 132Dc engines. Fw 200 B-2 Transportation aircraft fitted with four BMW 132H engines. Fw 200 C-0 Pre-production batch of 10 aircraft, structural strengthening, the first four were manufactured as unarmed transports, the remaining six were fitted with armament. Fw 200 C-1 First military production version, BMW 132H engines, fitted with full-length Bola ventral gondola, increased defensive armament, provisions for four 250 kg (550 lb) bombs. Fw 200 C-2 Similar to C-1, but featured a recessed underside to the rear sheet metal of each of the two outboard engine nacelles which reduced drag and could carry a 250 kg (550 lb) bomb or a 300 L (80 US gal) drop tank. Fw 200 C-3 Structurally strengthened, fitted with Bramo 323 R-2 radial engines. Fw 200 C-3/U1 Featured an increased defensive armament, a 15 mm MG 151 cannon in an enlarged powered forward dorsal turret, the 20 mm MG FF replaced by a MG 151/20 cannon. Fw 200 C-3/U2 Fitted with original dorsal turret, and had the 20 mm MG 151/20 at the front end of the ventral Bola gondola replaced with a 13 mm (0.5 in) MG 131 machine gun, which allowed space for the installation of a Lotfe 7D bombsight. Fw 200 C-3/U3 Fitted with two additional 13 mm MG 131s. Fw 200 C-3/U4 Had 7.92 mm (0.31 in) MG 15 machine gun replaced by 13 mm MG 131s and carried an extra gunner. Fw 200 C-4 Similar to C-3, but carried FuG Rostock search radar, late production aircraft used FuG 200 Hohentwiel radar. Fw 200 C-4/U1 (Werk-Nr 137) High-speed transport aircraft, only one example built with shortened Bola gondola without bomb bay. Used to transport Adolf Hitler. Heinrich Himmler and Karl Dönitz.[7] Bore the Stammkennzeichen alphabetic code of GC + AE. Captured by British and used as transport by them while based at B.164 Schleswig, flown frequently by Eric Brown - later to RAE Farnborough with Air Min number 94[8] Fw 200 C-4/U2 (Werk-Nr 138) High-speed transport aircraft with similarly shortened Bola gondola (with no bomb bay) to earlier C-4/Umrüst-Bausätz 1 version, with accommodation for 14 passengers, only one example built.[7] Fw 200 C-6 Several aircraft were outfitted with an early version of the FuG 203 Kehl series missile control transmitter, to carry Henschel Hs 293 missiles and re-designated C-6. Fw 200 C-8 Fitted with Telefunken FuG 200 Hohentwiel sea-search radar; some examples equipped with FuG 203b Kehl III missile control transmitter and fitted with Hs 293 missiles. Fw 200 S-1 Special designation for Fw 200 V1 that was flown from Berlin to Tokyo.

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