Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe

Trainer / Utility Aircraft

Focke-Wulf Fw-58B Weihe, Brazilian Air Force, AT-FW-1530, c/n 1016 © Monica Imbuzeir
Photo ©: Monica Imbuzeir
The Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe is a twin-engined trainer and utility aircraft produced by the German manufacturer Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau GmbH. Beside the trainer role, the Fw 58 was used for VIP transport, ambulance flights, photo reconnaissance, as a feeder airliner and as weather research aircraft.
The Focke-Wulf Fw 58B-2 was also license-built in Brazil by Fábrica de Galeão.
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelArgus As 10C
Engine Power (each)177 kW237 hp
Speed270 km/h146 kts
  168 mph
Service Ceiling5.600 m18.373 ft
Range800 km432 NM
497 mi.
Empty Weight2.400 kg5.291 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight3.600 kg7.937 lbs
Wing Span21,00 m68 ft 11 in
Wing Area47,0 m²506 ft²
Length14,00 m45 ft 11 in
Height3,90 m12 ft 10 in
First Flight1935
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1937-1942
Total Productionca. 1530
Data for (Version)Focke-Wulf Fw 58B-1 Weihe
VariantsFocke-Wulf Fw 58B-1, Fw 58B-2, Fw 58C, Fw 58W