"Duce, I have come to rescue you!"
In the spring of 1935 the Ministry of Aircraft of the third Reich has declared competition on development of the coherent plane for a land forces. The plane should carry out tasks on conducting tactical investigation, updating of fire of artillery and express flights. The design should provide rise and landing with unprepared places, the plane should have short start at rise and run at landing. The victory was gained with the plane of design Fieseler’s office developed by engineer Reinhold Mews. Fi-156 represented wings from above plane with high the chassis and exclusively glazed cabin. Wings differed unusual the then mechanization. Huge advantage of the plane was that it could get practically into any remote places and solve huge quantity of problems. From the beginning of the Second World War "Storch" accompanied with German armies literally everywhere where they would not go. Losses of these planes were individual, spoke, that their front life in 10 times is longer, than at Bf.109.
Fi-156, owing to the excellent runway characteristics it was often used for carrying out of special operations. To one of them became Mussolini's rescue by group Skorzeny, on September, 12th 1943г. In Gran Sasso, Italy during which the dictator has been taken out onboard this plane. Started with an overload from a steep rock. About danger that moment it is possible to judge on endurance from Otto Skorzeny’s memoirs: "Duce has put on a wide winter coat and a dark easy hat. We send from hotel and have directed to waited us "Storch". I have noticed some indecision in movements duce when it sat down in the plane, and have recollected, that it the former pilot and perfectly understands, flight can be how much dangerous. Mussolini has borrowed back sitting, and I was arranged behind it. The engine grew, and we gestures said goodbye to comrades seeing off us. I have rested two hands and have started to shake the plane, trying to find that position in which it will be steadiest. I balanced on a floor in a close cabin "Storch". Some person very much kept the plane torn forward for wings and a tail. Walter Gerlach (pilot "Storch") waited, while the engine will type the maximal turns. On a signal of the pilot soldiers have released wings and a tail, and the plane has rushed off forward. Through cellophane windows greetings in German and Italian languages have reached. We have quickly sped up and were already right at the end of a runway, but the overloaded plane did not fly up. Me threw here and there"Storch", as a restive horse, jumped up on a rough path. Hardly more to the right I have seen the dim ravine and is doomed have thought, what here and there has come the end of all operation. Suddenly ours "Storch" has flied up in air! I have uplifted a thankful pray Supreme!...
The given model at once has drawn my attention excellent quality of the engine Argus, presence of photoetched details, the complete set decals already on five variants of painting. Not absolutely usual, but quite useful there was already pasted part complex glazed to a fuselage. During assembly what difficulties were not. Heavy wings have a support on a special steel plate that provides an ideal parallel with the ground. Racks the chassis so have a support in the form of » was-shapedly bend a steel wire. Brake hoses, gasoline pipe lines in cylinders of the engine, various wires in a cabin and belts on place the pilot and the passenger are added only. Painting and toning was made by acryle Тamiya.