Focke Wulf 190 recovered in Norway

#2
Great shots, of Kurt's fighter. I suppose The Aeroplane will have an artical in a month or so, I'll just have to wait.
Very good condition but I will suggest the Magnesium caseings where eaten away, from the engine.
I understand that at least one 190 is flying in Germany.
Wonder who will get to do the 'Rebuild'.
john
 
#3
I think the plan is to preserve it locally John. Would be nice to see it again.

Lots of other aircraft still in Fjords and lakes. I know of a Beaufighter and a Corsair, a P-40 in Kirkenes harbour etc. I'm sure there is lots more to come out.
 
#4
PartTimePongo said:
Would be nice to see it again.
Just how old are you?
 
#5
Nice to see it again , restored to it's former glory is what I meant :)
 
#6
A Beaufighter, don't think theres a good example anywhere. In fact can't think of a single one. Theres a Blenhim project and I think one exists in Canada oh to hear a Bristol Syd Radial, Herc or Pegasus.
john
 
#7
There's one at Duxford John at Skysport Engineering? , I think an Arrser is one of the project team. Didn't the project slow down for want of suitable radials?
 
#9
Ill get hold of the papers today and try to translate as best I can. Will also try to put in some pictures. Norwegian Media seem to be making quite a big thing of this

SK
 
#11
Unlikely ORC as FW 190 wasn't in Luftwaffe service until later in the war, IIRC...
 
#12
TMW It was a joke. Anyways, all the Hun planes I saw 39-43'ish were them fockers. My dad told me so. Even the ones with three propellors. And them ones with flames coming out the back. And the ones that looked as if someone had bitten a bit out of he wing roots. I have no book learning on these matters - they used to fly over my head though.
 
#15
Apparently some box, sorry German bretherin built a replica FW190 quite recently and were planning to go into production on a few more. What i would like to see are a few Mosquito and Beaufighter executive transports winging about the place.
 
#16
Yes Rockhopper , Flugwerke.

Their first 190 has already made the post-build flight, and looks sexy as hell :D
 
#17
rockhoppercrab said:
Apparently some box, sorry German bretherin built a replica FW190 quite recently and were planning to go into production on a few more. What i would like to see are a few Mosquito and Beaufighter executive transports winging about the place.
that would be this bunch here then

http://www.flugwerk.de/

it look like the buggers are working on a follow up, the P-51 Mustang, niceeeeeeeeeee :D
 
#18
They did originally start on building Mustang sub-assemblies , then thought "Gott in Himmel , mit alles these bits alles uber der platz, why not just build one?" :D
 
#20
PartTimePongo said:
There's one at Duxford John at Skysport Engineering? , I think an Arrser is one of the project team. Didn't the project slow down for want of suitable radials?
Stephen Grey (OFMC) owned the Beau at Duxford, but decided to sell it on as he's no longer flying multi-engined aircraft. It looks as though it wil now go back to Australia to be finished out there. The original engine type was proving hard to find (early Herculese?), so the whole thing was being rebuilt with modifications to take a later engine.

The work has been ongoing for the best part of 20 years, so I guess we'll never see one fly in the UK again. :cry:
 

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