Fieseler Fi 156B
The Fieseler Fi 156B was to have been a civil version of the Storch, equipped with automatic moveable slots on the wing leading edge. This would have given the aircraft a higher cruising speed than the fixed slots used on the A, C and D series, but a high cruising speed was of no interest to the Luftwaffe, and so the pre-production B-0s aircraft were the only members of the B series to be built. At least five were completed, with work numbers from 621 to 625.
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Rickard, J (5 April 2010), Fieseler Fi 156B , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_fieseler_fi_156B.html