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Focke Wulf FW 200 Condor


A former airliner the Germans turned it into a bomber in WW 2. It was used to find ships that could attack U-boats and is thought to have sunk 365,000 tons of allied supplies.



Wing span 107ft 9in (32.85m)

Wing area 1,290.10 sq ft (119.85m2)

length 76ft 11in (23.45m)

Height 20ft 8in (6.30m)


four BMW-Bramo 323R-2 Fafnir nine-cylinder radial piston engines, each rated at 1,200hp (895kW)

Typical weights-

Empty-- 37,490lb (17005kg)

Maximum take-off--50,057lb (24520kg)


Maximum speed--224 mph (360 km/h)

Cruising speed--208 mph (335 km/h)

Service ceiling-- 19685ft (6000 m)

Range-- 2212 miles (3560 km)

Endurance--14 hours


four 13-mm (0.51-in) MG 131 machine-guns in dorsal and beam positions, and one MG 131 or one 20mm MG 151 cannon in forward ventral gondola; maximum bomb load of 2100kg (4,630lb) comprising two 500-kg (1102-lb), two 250kg (551-lb), and 12 50kg (110-lb) bombs









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