Fieseler Fi 333

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Fi 333
Fieseler Fi 333.jpg
A model of the Fieseler Fi 333 showing three possible configurations. Top: the aircraft carrying a cargo pod; Middle: the aircraft carrying no cargo; Bottom: the aircraft carrying the fuselage of another aircraft
Role Transport
National origin Nazi Germany
Manufacturer Fieseler
Status Cancelled
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built None

The Fieseler Fi 333 was a prototype transport aircraft developed by Fieseler[when?], and backed by the Luftwaffe. The aircraft was to use detachable pods of varying sizes to carry cargo, a system that would allow a rapid turnaround on the ground.[1] The very tall braced undercarriage was made unretractable so that the fuselage would be able to take the strain of the heavy cargo.[2]

The cargo pod system was tested on several other Fieseler and Messerschmitt aircraft, but shortly after these tests the project was cancelled.[3]

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fieseler Fi 333". Archived from the original on 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  2. ^ Fieseler Fi 333[unreliable source?]
  3. ^ Fieseler Fi 333[unreliable source?]