The Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (English: Stork) was a small German liaison aircraft built by Fieseler before and during World War II. Production continued in other countries into the 1950s for the private market. It was notable for its excellent STOL performance and low stall speed of 50 km/h (31 mph). French-built later variants often appear at air shows.
First flight: 24 May 1936
Primary users: Luftwaffe, French Army, French Air Force
Produced: 1937–1949 (1965 for the MS 500)
Number built: Over 2,900