|Role||Experimental cabin monoplane|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Cheston L. Eshelman Company|
|Designer||Cheston Lee Eshelman|
Design and development
The FW-5 was a cantilever low-wing monoplane, it had an unusual wing planform in which the wing centre-section was blended into the fuselage, this gave rise to the name The Wing. It had a fixed tailwheel landing gear and was powered by a 325 hp (242 kW) Avco Lycoming flat-six piston engine. The enclosed cabin had room for a pilot and three passengers. First flown in 1942 only two aircraft were built.
Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 3 passengers
- Length: 23 ft 0 in (7.01 m)
- Wingspan: 30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
- Height: 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m)
- Wing area: 232 ft2 (21.55 m2)
- Empty weight: 1507 lb (684 kg)
- Gross weight: 2650 lb (1202 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Avco Lycoming flat-six piston engine, 325 hp (242 kW)
- Maximum speed: 180 mph (290 km/h)
- Range: 700 miles (1127 km)
- Service ceiling: 18000 ft (5485 m)
- Orbis 1985, p. 1616
- "American airplanes: Ea - Ew". www.aerofiles.com. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.