Storch first flight (Flyingmachines)

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  1. sunny91

    sunny91 Video Extraordinaire

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    Flyingmachines Storch first flight..

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    Hi Sunny,
    thanks for this nice clip.I´d like to see more, but they are so rare.

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    Hi sunny
    nice clip, but the Storch is taking a lot of the runway o take of, is that normal?
     
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    Hi sunny
    Nice clip, but the storch is taking a lot of the runway to take off, is that normal for this one? Usually it takes less than 50 metres
     
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    Many aircraft historians would agree that the only pre-war German aircraft type not matched by the Allies throughout the entire conflict was the lightweight Fieseler Fi 156 Storch. Popular among the Germans, their allies as well as their counterparts, the Fi 156 excelled wherever it appeared - in missions of reconnaissance, liaison, ambulance, or personal transport. Used widely even after the war, the Storch was only made obsolete by the arrival of the entire new concept for slow-speed flying - the helicopter.

    What made the aircraft so remarkable was the short field takeoff and landing capability, possible because of the extremely low stalling speed of 32 mph. In response to the 1935 Luftwaffe requirement for a general utility aircraft, Fieseler has designed the aircraft around a modern mechanized wing with full-length slats, fowler-type flaps increasing the wing area by 18 % and ailerons that dropped when the flaps were extended past 20 degrees. The long, spindly undercarriage gave the plane the ability to stall-land in all sorts of awkward places.

    The Storch gained fame already before the war by public displays like stunt landings during military parades on Berlin's Unter den Linden. However, the most famous Storch performance was that of hazardous rescue of Benito Mussolini from captivity in a remote castle high up in the Apenine mountains. The Storch used as VIP transport in this mission landed and started on a plateau only about 20 meters long. Almost 2,900 Storchs were built between 1937 and 1945 by Fieseler Werke in Kassel and Morane-Saulnier in Puteaux, occupied France.

    more info about this aircraft.

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