Due to heavy demand for fighter aircraft, production of the Fiesler Fi-156 “Storch” was assigned to several factories, including Moraine-Saulnier in France.
After the liberation of France, construction was continued at the request of the Armee de l’Air as the MS-500. 925 of the total production came from the Moraine-Saulnier works. The museum’s airframe may have been partially completed prior to the departure of the Germans, as the data plate is German, but the completion date was in 1947.
Introduced as a liaison and army cooperation aircraft with extraordinary short field and slow flight capabilities, the aircraft’s performance was in large part due to it’s leading edge slots and full-span flaps. The Storch also had an innovative folding wing design.
Manufacturer: Fieseler, Moraine-Saulnie
Engine: Argus As 10
Horsepower: 240 hp
Max Speed: 109 mph
Weight: 2780 lbs
Ceiling: 15,090 feet
Range: 239 miles
Wing Span: 46′ 9″
Length: 32′ 6″
Normal Range: 239 miles
Fighter Factory operates and mainatins many WWII & WWI flying military aircraft including:
Fighters | Bombers | Trainers |Liaison & Other historical Military antiques
Spitfire | P-51 Mustang | Hawker Hurricane | TMB Avenger | P-40 Curtiss | PBY Catalina | FG-1D | SNJ-2 | T28-D | Corsair | Polikarpov PO-2 | Polikarpov I-15bis | Polikarpov I-16 Rata | Polikarpov I-163 | YAK | A-26 Invader | Junkers JU-52 | Sopwith Strutter | Tiger Moth DH-82A | SPAD SXIII | FM-2 Wildcat | Stearman N2S-3 | AD-4 Skyraider | Alabtros D.Va | Beechcraft T-34B | Bell P-63 | Bleriot X1 | Peashooter P26-D | Jungmeister 133C | Chipmunk DGC-1 | WACO YMF-5 | V1 Flying Bomb | Focke Wolfe FW-44J | Fokker Tri-Planes | Fokker Bi-Planes | Halberstadt | TG-4A | Russian LA-9 | Nieuport model 11 |
The above list is incomplete and we have more aircraft available at the museum
Fighter Factory – 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23457