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Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze
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No: 10845   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Focke-Achgelis   Country: Germany
Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze

Photographed at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, on 1 September 2010. See also picture #10475.
Dating from 1942, the Bachstelze (= Wagtail) was pulled into the air like a kite by a submarine running at the surface. Around 200 were built. However, only a few were actually used because they considerably increased the time required for a dive. It took the kite eleven minutes to descend from a height of 200 m.
Altitude and direction control took place by tilting the rotor head. The angle of incidence of the three-blade rotor could not be changed.
Manufacturer: Focke Achgelis & Co GmbH, Delmenhorst. Framework length: 4.50 m, Rotor diameter: 7.30 m, Take-off weight: 175 kg, Top speed: 80 km/h, Min. flow stream velocity: 40 km/h.
Picture added on 27 September 2010 at 07:48
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Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
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In my website which covers all aspects of the war two in the south Atlantic I have a page dedicated to the Achgelis used in Uboat U-177. The same was sunk some 600 miles off Recife on Feb 1944 with 50 dead. 15 were rescued by US Navy ship.

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