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Focke-Wulf Fw 200 'Condor'

Focke-Wulf FW 200 Condor[]

The FW 200 was a German transport/bomber/reconaissance aircraft designed and manufactured by the German aircraft company Focke-Wulf.

Design and Development[]

The Condor was designed by Kurt Tank of Focke-Wulf. The Condor was originally designed to rival the American built DC-3 and as a replacement for the Junkers 52.

In 1938 an FW 200 V1 the Atlantic in 24 hours 55 minutes. The aircraft then flew in an overall time 46 hours 18 minutes from the USA to Tokyo, Japan.

When the War came around the Nazi's realised they would need a reconaissance/bomber to survey and bomb the British and French Atlantic conveys.