Fieseler Fi 156 Storch

STOL Liaison & Observation Aircraft

Fieseler Fi 156 Storch - Morane-Saulnier MS 500 Criquet 74+WN © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Fieseler Fi 156 Storch is a single-engine two- or three-seat STOL observation and liaison aircraft produced by the German manufacturer Gerhard-Fieseler-Werke GmbH.
The Fieseler storch is renowned for it's remarkable short field takeoff and landing characteristics and extremly low stalling speed of 50 km/h (31 mph / 27 kt). The Fi 156 is able to take off in less than 45 m (150 ft) and land in 18 m (60 ft).
The Fi 156 was produced during WWII also in France by Morane-Saulnier and in Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (Czechoslovakia) by Leichtbau Budweis and later Bene?-Mráz. Industria Aeronautica Româna of Romania built approx. 80 Fi 156C-3.
After the war, Morane-Saulnier continued production as the M.S.500 Criquet (more than 1000 aircraft) and Bene?-Mráz as the K-65 Cáp (approx. 137 aircraft).
Crew2-3
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelArgus As 10C
Engine Power177 kW237 hp
Speed176 km/h95 kts
  109 mph
Service Ceiling4.600 m15.092 ft
Range385 km208 NM
239 mi.
Empty Weight930 kg2.050 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.325 kg2.921 lbs
Wing Span14,25 m46 ft 9 in
Wing Area26,0 m²280 ft²
Length9,90 m32 ft 6 in
Height3,05 m10 ft 0 in
First Flight24.04.1936
Production Statusout of production
Total Production2867
ICAO CodeF156
Data for (Version)Fiseler Fi 156C-2 Storch
VariantsFi 156 A-0, Fi 156 A-1, Fi 156 C-0, Fi 156 C-1, Fi 156 C-2, Fi 156 C-3, Fi 156 C-3/Trop, Fi 156 C-5, Fi 156 C-5/Trop, Fi 156 D-1, Fi 156 E-0, Fi 156 F-0 / P, Fi 156 U, Fi 156 K-1,

[Photo-ID: 3505] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Fieseler / Morane-Saulnier Fi 156C Storch / MS 500 Criquet, , 74+WN, c/n 637,© Karsten Palt, 2010Fieseler / Morane-Saulnier
Fi 156C Storch / MS 500 Criquet
Reg.: 74+WN
c/n: 637
 
displayed as Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht) Fieseler Storch 7A+WN, ex F-BJQG, ex G-AZMH
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 3506] © Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Fieseler / Morane-Saulnier Fi 156C Storch / MS 500 Criquet, , 74+WN, c/n 637,© Karsten Palt, 2010Fieseler / Morane-Saulnier
Fi 156C Storch / MS 500 Criquet
Reg.: 74+WN
c/n: 637
 
displayed as Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht) Fieseler Storch 7A+WN, ex F-BJQG, ex G-AZMH
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 6079] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Fieseler / Morane-Saulnier Fi 156C Storch / MS 500 Criquet, , N57962, c/n 381,© Karsten Palt, 2012Fieseler / Morane-Saulnier
Fi 156C Storch / MS 500 Criquet
Reg.: N57962
c/n: 381
 
displayed in Luftwaffe c/s
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6532] © Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Fieseler Fi 156C-3 Storch, Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht), KR+QX, c/n 5503,© Karsten Palt, 2013Fieseler
Fi 156C-3 Storch
Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Reg.: KR+QX
c/n: 5503
 
ex Swedish AF 3922, ex OE-ADT
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]
[Photo-ID: 1874] © Karsten Palt 2009-04-04
Fieseler Fi 156C-3 Storch, Swiss Air Force / Schweizer Luftwaffe, A-100, c/n 1685/1944,© Karsten Palt, 2009Fieseler
Fi 156C-3 Storch
Swiss Air Force / Schweizer Luftwaffe
Reg.: A-100
c/n: 1685/1944
 
ex Luftwaffe RN+VJ
Flieger Flab Museum [Dübendorf (LSMD)]
[Photo-ID: 3138] © Karsten Palt 2010-01-31
Fieseler Fi 156C-3 Storch, Swiss Air Force / Schweizer Luftwaffe, A-96, c/n 4299,© Karsten Palt, 2010Fieseler
Fi 156C-3 Storch
Swiss Air Force / Schweizer Luftwaffe
Reg.: A-96
c/n: 4299
 
Deutsches Museum [Munich / München]
[Photo-ID: 5783] © Karsten Palt 2012-05-19
Fieseler Fi 156C-3 Storch (S14B), Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, Fv 3810, c/n 110062,© Karsten Palt, 2012Fieseler
Fi 156C-3 Storch (S14B)
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: Fv 3810
c/n: 110062
 
ex D-ENTE, ex D-EXWU
Deutsches Technikmuseum [Berlin]
[Photo-ID: 3210] © Karsten Palt 2010-01-31
Fieseler Fi 156C-3 Trop Storch, , D-EAWD, c/n 2072,© Karsten Palt, 2010Fieseler
Fi 156C-3 Trop Storch
Reg.: D-EAWD
c/n: 2072
 
Flugwerft Schleißheim [Oberschleißheim (EDNX)]
[Photo-ID: 3211] © Karsten Palt 2010-01-31
Fieseler Fi 156C-3 Trop Storch, , D-EAWD, c/n 2072,© Karsten Palt, 2010Fieseler
Fi 156C-3 Trop Storch
Reg.: D-EAWD
c/n: 2072
 
Flugwerft Schleißheim [Oberschleißheim (EDNX)]
[Photo-ID: 12209] © Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Fieseler Fi 156C-3 Trop Storch, Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica), MM12822, c/n 5802,© Karsten Palt, 2016Fieseler
Fi 156C-3 Trop Storch
Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica)
Reg.: MM12822
c/n: 5802
 
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 12210] © Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Fieseler Fi 156C-3 Trop Storch, Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica), MM12822, c/n 5802,© Karsten Palt, 2016Fieseler
Fi 156C-3 Trop Storch
Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica)
Reg.: MM12822
c/n: 5802
 
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 1346] © Karsten Palt 2008-08-17
Fieseler Fi 156C-7 Storch, , D-EVDB, c/n 2042,© Karsten Palt, 2008Fieseler
Fi 156C-7 Storch
Reg.: D-EVDB
c/n: 2042
 
Flugtag Breitscheid 2008 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 1347] © Karsten Palt 2008-08-17
Fieseler Fi 156C-7 Storch, , D-EVDB, c/n 2042,© Karsten Palt, 2008Fieseler
Fi 156C-7 Storch
Reg.: D-EVDB
c/n: 2042
 
Flugtag Breitscheid 2008 [Breitscheid (EDGB)]
[Photo-ID: 6693] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Fieseler Fi 156C-7 Storch, Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht), GM+AK, c/n 475081,© Karsten Palt, 2013Fieseler
Fi 156C-7 Storch
Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Reg.: GM+AK
c/n: 475081
 
ex RR+KE, ex RAF VP546, AM101
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 6694] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Fieseler Fi 156C-7 Storch, Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht), GM+AK, c/n 475081,© Karsten Palt, 2013Fieseler
Fi 156C-7 Storch
Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Reg.: GM+AK
c/n: 475081
 
ex RR+KE, ex RAF VP546, AM101
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford [Shifnal, Shropshire]
[Photo-ID: 5424] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Fieseler Fi-156, Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet, Fv3808, c/n 4389,© Karsten Palt, 2012Fieseler
Fi-156
Swedish Air Force / Flygvapnet
Reg.: Fv3808
c/n: 4389
 
displayed as Luftwaffe 5F+YK
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 7202] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Fieseler Fi-156A-1 Storch, , G-STCH, c/n 2088,© Karsten Palt, 2013Fieseler
Fi-156A-1 Storch
Reg.: G-STCH
c/n: 2088
 
The Shuttleworth Collection [Old Warden Aerodrome Biggleswade]
[Photo-ID: 1669] © Karsten Palt 2009-04-02
Fieseler / Morane-Saulnier Fi156C-3 Storch / MS 500 Criquet, , D-EMWF, c/n 763,© Karsten Palt, 2009Fieseler / Morane-Saulnier
Fi156C-3 Storch / MS 500 Criquet
Reg.: D-EMWF
c/n: 763
 
ex D-EMIL
Auto und Technik Museum [Sinsheim]
[Photo-ID: 10550] © Karsten Palt 2014-06-08
Mraz K-65C Cap, Czechoslovak Air Force, HO-20, c/n 135,© Karsten Palt, 2014Mraz
K-65C Cap
Czechoslovak Air Force
Reg.: HO-20
c/n: 135
 
ex OK-AIP
Letecke Muzeum Kbely [Prague]
[Photo-ID: 11140] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Morane-Saulnier MS 500 Criquet, Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica), 724, c/n 724,© Karsten Palt, 2015Morane-Saulnier
MS 500 Criquet
Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica)
Reg.: 724
c/n: 724
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10713] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Morane-Saulnier MS 500 Criquet, Spanish Air Force, L.16-23, c/n 2027,© Karsten Palt, 2014Morane-Saulnier
MS 500 Criquet
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: L.16-23
c/n: 2027
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]