Focke-Wulf Fw 44

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Focke Wulf FW44 Stiegltz
FW-44 Stieglitz around LSZS Samedan
FW-44 Stieglitz around LSZS Samedan
FW-44 Stieglitz cockpit
FW-44 Stieglitz cockpit
Type Military trainer aircraft, Historical aircraft
Configuration Biplane aircraft, Fixed gear aircraft, Taildragger aircraft
Propulsion Piston aircraft, Propeller aircraft, Single-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Focke-Wulf, FMA
Author(s) Oliver Predelli
--aircraft= stieglitz
Status Production
 Website The website for the Focke Wulf FW44 Stiegltz developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Focke Wulf FW44 Stiegltz.
Download Download the Focke Wulf FW44 Stiegltz aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
License GPLv2+

The Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz is a single-engined piston biplane of the 1930s. The one in FlightGear resembles a 1937 version.


These are some information the author wrote at the top of stieglitz-set.xml Please note that all panel instuments are in km/h, km, u/min (RPM) and kg/cm³

  • Engine is a Siemens SH 14 A, 150 HP at 2200 RPM (U/min), 308 lbs (140 kg)
  • Gross weight at 1920 lbs (870 kg)
  • Fuel quantity 100 l (in the main fuel tank and another 37 l in the inverted flight tank)
  • Maximum speed: 185 km/h (100 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 172 km/h at 2050 /min (93 kn at 1050 RPM)
  • Landing speed 74 km/h (40 kn)
  • Service ceiling height 3900 m (12800 ft)
FW-44 Stieglitz fg2017 around samedan 81.jpg


The development has been in German language, even Aircraft help is in German.

Reisegeschwindigkeit (Cruising speed) 172 km/h
Landegeschwindigkeit (Landing speed)   74 km/h


Screenshots taken in a FW-44 Stieglitz around LSZS Samedan by Rollershutter

FW 44 as helicopter

The Focke-Wulf Fw61 (or Focke-Achgelis Fa61) is based on the FW-44. The FW-61 became the first fully-controllable helicopter (see Wikipedia). There is also a version in FGaddon.

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