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  • Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 Bachsteize (Wagtail) Rotary-Wing Autogyro Kite

    About 200 of the Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 series autogyros were produced by Germany.

     Updated: 2/18/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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    Focke-Achgelis Fa 330A Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 1943
    Type: Rotary-Wing Autogyro Kite
    National Origin: Nazi Germany
    Manufacturer(s): Focke-Achgelis GmbH - Nazi Germany
    Production Total: 200

    Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

    Operating Crew: 1
    Length: 14.76 feet (4.5 meters)
    Width: 27.89 feet (8.50 meters)
    Height: 5.58 feet (1.70 meters)

    Weight (Empty): 55 lb (25 kg)
    Weight (MTOW): 386 lb (175 kg)

    Installed Power and Standard Day Performance

    Engine(s): None. Three-bladed main rotor used for autogyro effect.

    Maximum Speed: 50 mph (80 kph; 43 knots)
    Service Ceiling: 722 feet (220 meters; 0.14 miles)

    Armament / Mission Payload


    Global Operators / Customers

    Nazi Germany

    Model Variants (Including Prototypes)

    Fa 330 - Base Series Designation

    Fa 330A - Main production model; 200 examples produced for service on Type IX D2 U-boat submarines.

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