Fieseler Fi 156A

The Fieseler Fi 156A was the first production version of the Storch and was a general utility and liaison aircraft that was produced in small numbers


Ten pre-production A-0 series were produced during 1937 (works numbers 605 to 614). One made the type's first public appearance at the Zurich air show on 1 August 1937, where its short take-off run of 147ft and slow speed capability greatly impressed the audience. The A-0 differed from the prototypes in three ways - it had shorter leading edge slots, the complex array of undercarriage struts and continuous axle of the original design was replaced with the more familiar 'stalky' undercarriage, and the dihedral was removed from the wings, which were now level from tip to tip.


The A-1 was the first production version of the Storch, but according to most sources only six were produced, with works numbers from 615 to 620. Some were used for tests, while others went to Spain to serve with the Condor Legion.

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