Focke-Wulf FW 200 Condor

The Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin tried to save a Focke Wulf 200/C from the ground of a Norwegian fjord near Trondheim. The Condor spent 58 years in 200 ft depth under water after an emergency landing on the surface of the Norwegian sea. Unfortunately the wreck broke into a few parts during the salvage. The bigger parts were put on a pontoon and tugged to Hamburg/GER. They were on display at the Hamburg Airport Classics in June 1999. Some other parts like props and engines were trucked straight to Berlin. That "Trondheim-Condor" was equipped with four BMW-radial engines. Although the wreck is heavily damaged, it is still supposed to be the best conserved FW 200 in the world - itīs the only complete one - and the museum-professionals are planning to build it up for exhibition.

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The Focke Wulf 200 is a flying legend. Kurt Tank was the chief-engineer and testpilot. The aluminium-plane for a 4-men-crew and 26 passengers had itīs first flight at Bremen on July 27th 1937. On August 10th 1938 it made the first nonstop transatlantic flight for Deutsche Lufthansa. Captain Alfred Henke and crew flew Berlin - New York in 24 hours and back in 19 hours. About 30 civil and 250 military FW 200 were built.

Here are some technical specs:

wingspan            32.85 m
length                   23.45 m
heigth                3.30 m
MTOW                 24,520 kg
max. speed           360 km/h
max. cruise-level     6000 m
4 Bramo 323R-radial angines ā 883 kW