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Focke Wulf Fw 200 Condor
Operational History

Fw 200 V1 - First prototype.
Fw 200 V10 - Military prototype designed for Japan.

Fw 200 A-0 - Pre-production batch of fourth to ninth prototypes.

Fw 200 B-1 - Transportation aircraft fitted with four BMW 132Dc engines.

Fw 200 B-2 - Transportation aircraft fitted with four BMW 132H engines.

Fw 200 C-0 - Pre-production batch of 10 aircraft, structural strengthening, the first four were manufactured as unarmed transports, the remaining six were fitted with armament.

Fw 200 C-1 - First military production version, BMW 132H engines, lengthened ventral gondola, increased defensive armament, provisions for four 250 kg (550 lb) bombs.

Fw 200 C-2 - Similar to C-1, but featured a "cutaway" outboard engine nacelles which reduced drag and could carry a 250 kg (550 lb) bomb or a 300 L (80 US gal) drop tank.

Fw 200 C-3 - Structurally strengthened, fitted with Bramo 323 R-2 radial engines.

Focke Wulf Fw 200C-3.

Fw 200 C-3/U1 - Featured an increased defensive armament, a 15 mm MG 151 cannon in a powered dorsal turret, the 20 mm MG FF replaced by a MG 151/20 cannon.

Fw 200 C-3/U2 - Fitted with original dorsal turret, and had the 20 mm MG 151/20 replaced with a 13 mm (0.5 in) MG 131 machine gun, which allowed space for the installation of a Lotfe 7D bombsight.

Fw 200 C-3/U3 - Fitted with two additional 13 mm MG 131s.

Fw 200 C-3/U4 - Had 7.92 mm (0.31 in) MG 15 machine gun replaced by 13 mm MG 131s and carried an extra gunner.

Fw 200 C-4 - Similar to C-3, but carried FuG Rostock search radar, late production aircraft used FuG 200 Hohentwiel radar.

Fw 200 C-4/U1 - (Werk-Nr 137) High-speed transport aircraft, only one example built. Used to transport Adolf Hitler. Heinrich Himmler and Karl Dönitz.

Focke Wulf Fw 200C-4/U1.

Fw 200 C-4/U2 - (Werk-Nr 138) High-speed transport aircraft, with accommodation for 14 passengers, only one example built.

Focke Wulf Fw 200C-4/U2.

Fw 200 C-6 - Several aircraft were modified to carry Henschel Hs 293 missiles and re-designated C-6.

Fw 200 C-8 - Fitted with FuG 203b Kehl III missile control equipment and fitted with Hs 293 missiles.

Fw 200 S-1 - Special designation for Fw 200 V1 that was flown from Berlin to Tokyo.

Gunston, Bill & Wood, Tony - Hitler's Luftwaffe, 1977, Salamander Books Ltd., London


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