Fieseler Fi 156 Störch LS2 (L2BA) Eastern Front 1942 00

Profile 00: This is a profile of a Luftwaffe Aufklärer German Reconnaissance Fieseler Fi-156C-3 Störch (Stork) coded L2+BA of the Geschwaderstab of Lehrgeschwader 2, and was used on the Don sector of the Eastern Front during August 1942, operating as part of the Kurierstaffel Oberkommando der Luftwaffe. The L2 code was previously used by 4.(H)/21 and the 2.(F)/ObdL but then assigned to Lehrgeschwader 2. Without doubt, the Fieseler Fi-156C-3 Störch was the prime example of an army co-operation and observation aircraft, and certainly the design by which other types operating in these roles were judged. Such was the success of the Storch in its intended role that trials were conducted around supply-dropping, coastal patrol and light bombing roles, although only as secondary operations.

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    Magazine References: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

    Web References: +

  • Hecklafette 15A & B (manual). Scribd. for the Fw 189's rear gun turret.
  • Wikipedia.org - Wikimedia Commons has media related to Focke-Wulf Fw 189

This webpage was updated 5th January 2017