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Old October 17th, 2016, 08:45 PM   #1
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The Focke-Wulf 190 was the most advanced radial engine fighter in the world when it entered combat.

Its appearance in the fall of 1941 was a rude awakening for Allied designers and pilots. The new German plane was an ideal dogfighter — fast, light, and small. It was more than a match for contemporary versions of the British Spitfire. The Focke-Wulf 190 was also heavily-armed and immensely strong, giving it the ability to fly in ground attack roles as well.

Forever compared to the Messerschmitt Bf 109, many German fighter pilots considered the Fw 190 the better plane at medium to low altitudes. Later in the war, improved versions of the Focke-Wulf fighter were designed to perform at heights above 20,000 feet.

This aircraft: This Fw 190 was built in 1943 and factory-modified for ground attack duties. Fighting on the Eastern Front, the aircraft was assigned to Jagdgeschwader (fighter wing) 54 near Leningrad. On July 9, 1943, while attacking a Soviet supply train, the plane crashed. The pilot became a prisoner in Russia, but his plane remained untouched and hidden by acres of impassable wetland and a growing forest of young saplings.

The amazingly intact plane was discovered by a warbird hunter in the late 1980s and was carefully dismantled and airlifted with a helicopter. In England and later in the U.S., the fighter underwent an extensive restoration process. Today, the plane is the only original flyable Focke-Wulf 190A fighter to take to the skies with a genuine BMW 801 engine.

The Germans called the Fw 190 Würger or "Butcher Bird."

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A Warbird's big radial engine makes a sound that's almost as sweet as a the sound of a 55' FLH

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The sounds of those machines are
incredible...to me, the sound of a
B17 with all four burners in sync, pulling
up hard right after take off, is a
symphony.

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Thanks for sharing, I love the WW2 birds no matter their country of origin.

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Old October 18th, 2016, 08:37 AM   #6
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That thing looks like it lands FAST!


The Fighter Factory in Virginia Beach has a FW-190 they dug out of a fresh water fjord and are in the process of restoring it back into flying condition, had it on display whenever we went through there a couple of years back, cool birds for sure!




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There is Nothing like the sound of a radial engine - Absolutely Nothing!!! Inlines are Blaaa!
Course I'm probably a little bit predijuced (however you spell it!) cause I spent almost 2 yrs in a Corsair squadron - we had F4U-4s. I then went to a patrol squadron, first with PB4Y-2 Privateers (single tailed B 24) and then to P2V-5, later -5S, then -7 Neptunes.
Soo, given my choice I'd rather have an FW 190 than an ME 109! Even tho I almost had a chance to buy a 109 back in 1958. Kinda like take what you can get.
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Old October 26th, 2016, 03:56 AM   #8
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I know that it's a slim chance, but I wonder if the pilot of that plane is still alive to see it restored.

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Old October 26th, 2016, 05:26 AM   #9
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WOW that puts a smile on my face love these old Birds.

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I had the honor of Marshalling in a P-47 this summer for a car show of all things. Kind of unnerving having a cleaver that big coming straight at you and the Pilot leaning well out of the cockpit to see over that big Radial Engine.

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I had the honor of Marshalling in a P-47 this summer for a car show of all things. Kind of unnerving having a cleaver that big coming straight at you and the Pilot leaning well out of the cockpit to see over that big Radial Engine.
Sounds like you weren't properly positioned! You should have been out at a wing tip so the pilot could look out and see you w/o having to do any gymnastics.
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