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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
German Warplanes of the Second World War preserved, (Luftwaffe 1939-1945), Fieseler to Fock-Wulf

German Warplane Survivors of the Second World War (Luftwaffe 1939-1945), Fieseler to Focke-Wulf

During and after the end of the Second War a number of German Warplanes were captured and evaluated by the Allied forces.  Most of these aircraft were later scrapped and therefore only a handful have survived.  This is a partial list of aircraft that were known to have been collected, with a few photos of the German aircraft in RAF, USAAF and Soviet Air Force markings from the time of their capture.  Survivors where known are included along with a few photos of them in museums where found.

Data current to 8 Aug 2017.

* Photo.  FGP 227, ¼ scale flying model of the Blöhm & Voss BV 238, flying-boat built to provide data for the development of the BV 238.  Captured at Travemunde, this aircraft was designated RAF AM78.  It was scrapped at Felixstowe, England.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 5, 1933 acrobatic sportsplane/trainer.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 98, 1936 biplane ground attack (prototype).  (Im Auftrag des Fieseler Flugzeugbau Kassel - Archiv der Gerhard-Fieseler-Stiftung)

 

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, being wheeled into position by its German launch crew.  (Bundesarchiv Photo Bild 146-1975-117-26)

Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76

The Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76, was a small, fixed-wing pilotless aircraft powered by a pulsejet engine mounted above the rear fuselage. In effect, it was the world’s first operational cruise missile, and incorporated a simple flight control system to guide it to its target, an air log device to make it dive to the ground after travelling a preset distance and a warhead packed with high explosive. The first of these weapons landed in the London area in the early hours of 13 June 1944.[1]

The V-1 (Vergeltungswaffe Eins, or Vengeance Weapon One), name was given to it by Josef Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry, but the original Air Ministry designation was Fieseler Fi 103, after its airframe designer, the Fieseler company. The missile also had the cover names of Kirschkern (Cherry Stone) and Flakzielgerät (Flak Target Device) 76 (FZG 76).  Powered by a simple but noisy pulsejet, thousands were launched on British and continental European targets from June 1944 to March 1945. [2]

There are at least 54 Fi 103 Flying bombs on display in museums around the world, including a V-1 on display in the Deutsches Technik Museum in Berlin.[3]

* Photos 1 & 2.  Australia.  Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb,  Laverton, RAAF base, Victoria, Australia ca 1945 and currently on display in The Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia.  (AWM Photo 1, Nick-D Photo 2)

* Photo.  Belgium.  Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, (two), are with the Stampe et Vertongen Museum at Antwerp International Airport.  One is complete (Wk. Nr. 256978), that had been used as instructional material by the Germans, and one is in partial condition because it had been shot down but did not explode.  (SWAG Photo)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Belgium.  Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, Musée Royal de l’Armée et d’Histoire Militaire, Brussels.  (Ad Meskens Photos)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Canada.  Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  (Author Photos)

Canada.   Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, preserved in the Canada Air and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

Denmark.  Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in The Danish Defence Museum Tøjhusmuseet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

* Photo.  England.  Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display at Eden Camp Museum, Malton, England.  (ECM Photo)

* Photo.  England.  Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, (Wk. Nr. 442795), is on display at the Science Museum, London.  It was presented to the museum in 1945 by the War Office.  (Alan Wilson Photo)

* Photo.  England.  Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in the Imperial War Museum, London.  (Florestan Photo)

* Photo.  England.  Fieseler Fi 103, V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, mounted on a partial ramp section, at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.  The museum also has a partially recreated launch ramp with a mock–up V-1 displayed outside.  (Martin Richards Photo)

* Photos 1 & 2.  England.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in addition to a V2 rocket at the RAF Museum Hendon, north London.  (Nimbus227 Photo 1, Alan Wilson Photo 2)

* Photo.  England.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in front of a V2 rocket in the RAF Museum Cosford.  (Rept0n1x Photo)

England.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display at the Aeropark at East Midlands Airport.

* Photo.  France.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, wreckage being examined by a Canadian soldier and a member of the French Resistance (F.F.I.), Foucarmont, France, 5 September 1944.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3239436)

* Photo.  France.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display at Place de la mairie exposition de V-1, 22 Sep 1945.  (Musée de la Reddition, G. Garitan Photo)

* Photo.  France.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in the Museum of Air and Space Paris, Le Bourget, France.  (Pline Photo)

* Photo. France.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in the Musée de l’Armée, les Invalides Museum, Paris.  (Ben pccs Photo)

France.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in The Grand Bunker Museum in Ouistreham, Caen, near Sword Beach, Normandy.

* Photo.  France.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display beside the Blockhaus d'Éperlecques, near Saint-Omer.  Although this was intended as a V2 launch site the museum on the site has a display devoted to the V1, including a V1 cruise missile and an entire launch ramp.  (Alan Darles Photo)

France.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in Val-Ygot at Ardouval, north of Saint-Saëns.  This site was disabled by Allied bombing in December 1943, before completion.  There are remains of blockhouses, with a recreated launch ramp and mock V1.

France.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in La Coupole, near Saint-Omer.  This V-1 is on loan from the Science Museum in London, England.  

* Photo.  Germany.  Rheintochter Anti-Aircraft Missile, Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, and Henschel Hs 293 air to surface missile, on display in the German Museum of Technology Berlin, Germany.  (Ricardo Reis Photo)

* Photo. Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in the Deutsches Museum, Munich.  (Softeis Photo)

Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, being restored in the Militarhistorisches Museum (MHM) Flugplatz-Gatow (previously known as the Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr), Berlin-Gatow.

* Photo.  The Netherlands.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in the Overloon War Museum in Overloon.  (Clemens Vasters Photo)

* Photo.  The Netherlands.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in the Museum Vliegbasis Deelen in Schaarsbergen.  (Mhoutgraaf Photo)

* Photo.  New Zealand.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in the Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland.  (Nick-D Photo)

New Zealand.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in the Museum of Transport and Technology, Auckland.

Sweden.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in the Arboga Missile Museum.

* Photos 1 & 2.  Switzerland.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display in the Schweizerisches Militärmuseum Full; Aargau, Switzerland.  (SMF Photo 1, Chriusha Photo 2 )

United States.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display at Freeman Field, Indiana, late in 1945.  (USAAF Photos)

* Photo.  United States.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display at the US Army Air Defense Artillery Museum, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  (duggar11 Photo)

* Photo.  United States.  Republic-Ford JB-2 Loon, on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.  It was donated by the Continental Motors Corporation in 1957.  (NMUSAF Photo)

* Photo.  United States.  Republic-Ford JB-2 Loon, on display at the NASM's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.  (elliottwolf Photo)

* Photo. United States.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display outside at the southwest corner of the Putnam County Courthouse in Greencastle Indiana.  (Maj J Photo)

* Photo.  United States.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb  and a V2 rocket are on display in The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  (Cliff Photo)

United States. Republic-Ford JB-2 Loon engine is on display in The Planes of Fame air museum at Chino Airport in Chino, California.  The JB-2 engine has been restored to fully function.

United States. Republic-Ford JB-2 Loon, on open-air display at the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry in Wasilla, Alaska.

* Photo.  United States. Republic-Ford JB-2 Loon, also on open-air display at the Point Mugu Missile Park at Naval Air Station Point Mugu in California.  (Patrick Pelletier Photo)

United States.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, on display at the Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan.

* Photo.  United States.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, and a V2 rocket are on display in the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas.  (Patrick Pelletier Photo)

* Photo.  United States.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, mock-up on display at the Fantasy of Flight aviation museum in Polk City, Florida.  (Author Photo.

United States.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, mock-up on display in The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama in their Rocket Park.

* Photo.  United States.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, (Wk. Nr. 121536), is on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum, in Tucson, Arizona.  (Josh Hallett Photo)

* Photo.  United States.  Fieseler Fi 103 V-1, FZG 76 flying bomb, and one Fieseler Fi 103 Re IV Reichenberg are on display at the Flying Heritage Collection, Paine Field, Everett, Washington.  (Goshimini Photo)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Fi 103R Reichenberg Re III, trainer version.  (USAAF Photos)

Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re III

The Reichenberg Fi 103A-1/RE-III was the trainer version of the RIV. The front position was for the flight instructor. Two fuselages were found by the allied forces at the end of the War, at Tramm, near Dannenbergbut, Germany. Length: 8 m (26.24 ft) Wingspan: 5.72 m (18.76 ft) Loaded weight: 2,250 kg (4,960 lb) Power plant: 1 × Argus As 014 pulse jet, 350 kgf (770 lbf). Performance: Max speed: 800 km/h (500 mph (in diving flight) Cruise speed: 650 km/h (400 mph). Range: 330 km (205 miles).

The idea of putting a pilot in the Fi 103 V1 for special operations was proposed by Hanna Skorzeny, Otto Skorzeny and Heinrich Lange. Lange sought to form a special group of pilots who if need be would sacrifice themselves. At the same time the DFS were looking into such a idea since 1943, because tests using the Me P.1079 (Me 328) had found it was unsuitable. In 1944 the DFS was given the go ahead to develop such a weapon, given the code name "Reichenberg". With in fourteen days the DFS had designed, built, and tested the five different models needed to convert the volunteer pilots.  By October 1944 about 175 R-IVs were ready for action.

Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re I: Two man unpowered trainer

Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re II: Two man powered trainer

Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re III: One man powered trainer

Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV: Operational model

Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re V: Powered trainer for the He 162 with a shorter nose

The Re I was towed in to the air by a Henschel Hs 126, all the rest were air launched from the Heinkel He 111 H-22.  Volunteers were trained in ordinary gliders in order to give them the feel of unpowered flight.  The pilots then progressed to special gliders with shortened wings which could dive at speeds of up to 300 kilometres per hour (190 mph).  After this, they progressed to the dual-control Re II.

Training began on the Re I and Re II and although landing the aircraft on a skid was difficult, it handled well, and it was anticipated that the Leonidas Squadron would soon be using the machines.  Albert Speer wrote to Hitler on 28 July 1944 to say that he opposed wasting the men and machines on the Allies in France and suggested it would be better to deploy them against Russian power stations.

The first real flight was performed in September 1944 at the Erprobungsstelle Rechlin, the Reichenberg being dropped from a He 111. However, it subsequently crashed after the pilot lost control when he accidentally jettisoned the canopy.  A second flight the next day also ended in a crash, and subsequent test flights were carried out by test pilots Heinz Kensche and Hanna Reitsch.  Reitsch herself experienced several crashes from which she survived unscathed.  On 5 November 1944 during the second test flight of the Re III, a wing fell off due to vibrations, but Heinz Kensche managed to parachute to safety, albeit with some difficulty due to the cramped cockpit.

By October 1944 about 175 Fi 103 Reichenberg Re IV's were ready for combat with some 60 Luftwaffe personnel and 30 personnel from Skorzeny's commando unit, who joined Leonidas Staffel 5.II/KG 200(Heinrich Lange's special unit led by himself) to fly the aircraft in to combat.  Werner Baumbach assumed command of KG 200 in October 1944, however, the whole operation was shelved in favour of the "Mistel" program.  Baumbach and Speer eventually met with Hitler on 15 March 1945 and managed to convince him that suicide missions were not part of the German warrior tradition, and later that day Baumbach ordered the Reichenberg unit to be disbanded.  (Wikipedia) 

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV with British troops in 1945.  (RAF Photo)

Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV

The Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg IV was basically a manned version of the Fieseler Fi 103, V-1 flying bomb.  The Fi 103R-IV had simple flight instruments in the cockpit and the canopy had guidelines for calculating the correct dive angle for attacks. The Reichenberg was powered by one 772-lb thrust Argus 109 014 pulse-jet engine. It had a maximum speed of 404-mph. Its wing span was 18’9”, and its length was 26’3”.[4]   It was armed with an 850 kg warhead

In theory, this wasn’t a Kamikaze-style suicide weapon, since the pilot was intended to bail out after aiming the aircraft/missile at its target.   In practice, this would have presented certain difficulties, since the cockpit was placed directly underneath the jet intake.   Attacks were to be carried out by the “Leonidas Squadron”, Group V of the Luftwaffe’s Kampfgeschwader 200.

The engine was the same one used on the V-1, one 2.94 kN As 109-014 pulse-jet.  Versions planned were the Fi 103R-I and R-II training gliders, R-III powered trainer, and R-IV operational version. About 175 were built, and a few test flights were made by the R-III, but none flew operationally.[5]

The Leonidas Squadron, part of KG 200, had been set up as a suicide squadron. Volunteers were required to sign a declaration which said, “I hereby voluntarily apply to be enrolled in the suicide group as part of a human glider-bomb. I fully understand that employment in this capacity will entail my own death.” Initially, both the Messerschmitt Me 328 and the Fieseler Fi 103 (better known as the V-1 flying bomb) were considered as suitable aircraft, but the Fi 103 was passed over in favour of the Me 328 equipped with a 900 kilograms (2,000 lb) bomb.

However, problems were experienced in converting the Me 328 and Heinrich Himmler wanted to cancel the project. Otto Skorzeny, who had been investigating the possibility of using manned torpedoes against Allied shipping, was briefed by Hitler to revive the project, and he contacted famous test pilot Hanna Reitsch. The Fi 103 was reappraised and since it seemed to offer the pilot a slim chance of surviving, it was adopted for the project.

The project was given the codename “Reichenberg” after the capital of the former Czechoslovakian territory “Reichsgau Sudetenland” (present-day Liberec), while the aircraft themselves were referred to as “Reichenberg-Geräte” (Reichenberg apparatus).

In the summer of 1944 the DFS (German Research Institute for Sailplane Flight) at Ainring took on the task of developing a manned version of the Fi 103, and an example was made ready for testing within days and a production line was established at Dannenberg.

The V-1 was transformed into the Reichenberg by adding a small, cramped cockpit at the point of the fuselage that was immediately ahead of the pulsejet’s intake, where the standard V-1’s compressed-air cylinders were fitted. The cockpit had basic flight instruments and a plywood bucket seat. The single-piece canopy incorporated an armoured front panel and opened to the side to allow entry. The two displaced compressed-air cylinders were replaced by a single one, fitted in the rear in the space which normally accommodated the V-1’s autopilot. The wings were fitted with hardened edges to cut the cables of barrage balloons.

It was proposed that a He 111 bomber would carry either one or two Reichenbergs beneath its wings, releasing them close to the target. The pilots would then steer their aircraft towards the target, jettisoning the cockpit canopy shortly before impact and bailing out. It was estimated that the chances of a pilot surviving such a bailout were less than 1% due to the proximity of the pulsejet’s intake to the cockpit.[6]

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV (Wk. Nr. 6/2080), BACP91, on display at Farnborough, England, Nov 1945.  (RAF Photo)

England.  Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV (Wk. Nr. 6/2080), BACP91, is currently display at the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum, Headcorn, Kent, UK,  This Fi 103R-4 was captured at the Danneburg V1 factory in the American zone & returned to the UK in 1945.  It was displayed at the German Aircraft Exhibition at the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough from 29 Oct to 9 Nov 1945.

The Fi 103R-4 then passed through a number of army Bomb Disposal units until discovered by the museum in 1970 stored outside in a very poor condition.  The bottom of the cockpit had rusted through & the back of the V1 was broken and it was due to be scrapped.  It was acquired by the museum & moved to Headcorn.  The museum carried out temporary repairs & did a cosmetic paint job to buy time until the funds & expertise were available to carry out a proper restoration.

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV piloted flying bomb at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, 9 June 1951.  This piloted version of the "Buzz Bomb" was brought to Canada in 1945 by Captain Farley Mowat's Intelligence Collection Team, shown here on display on Air Force Day, 16 June 1947.  This aircraft has recently been put on display in the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584520)

* Photos 1-3.  Canada.  Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV piloted flying bomb in the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.  This is the same R4 as the one shown at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario in 1949.  (Author Photos)

* Photo.  France.  Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV in the museum La Coupole at Helfaut-Wizernes; Pas-de-Calais, France.  The Re IV is on loan from the city of Antwerp, Belgium, and is on display in the entrance hall.  (Criusha Photo)

The Netherlands.  Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV, (Object Nr. 007606), on display in the Nationaal Militair Museum,Verlengde Paltzerweg 1  3768 MX Soest.  Property of the Leger en Wapen Museum, Delft. Netherlands.

* Photo.  Switzerland.  Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV in the Schweizerisches Militärmuseum, Full, Switzerland.  (Timurtrupp Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV piloted version of the V1 flying bomb, being handled by American  troops.  (USAAF Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV piloted version of the V1 flying bomb, examined by American troops.  (USAAF Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re IV piloted version of the V1 flying bomb, USA FE-082, on display at Freeman Field, Indiana, post war.   (USAAF Photo)

[1] David Donald, Warplanes of the Luftwaffe, Aerospace Publishing London, 1994, p. 54.

[2] Internet: http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/aero/aircraft.

[3] Internet: http://www.thomasgenth.de/indexeng.html.

[4] David Donald, Warplanes of the Luftwaffe, Aerospace Publishing London, 1994, p. 54.

[5] Phil H. Butler, War Prizes, and Carl-Fredrik Guest, Under the Red Star – Luftwaffe aircraft in the Soviet Air Force (Airlife Ltd., 1993), pp. 106-109.

[6] Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fieseler_Fi_103R_Reichenberg.

[7] Internet: www.preservedaxisaircraft.com.

* Photo.  United States.  Fieseler Fi 103R Reichenberg Re 1V flying bomb is on display in the Flying Heritage Collection, Paine Field, Everett, Washington.  (Articseahorse Photo)

Towards the end of 1943 consideration was given in Germany to possible use of piloted missiles for precision attacks on targets such as warships & other high profile targets like Buckingham Palace & the Houses of Parliament.

Design work was carried out by Deutsches Forschungsinstitut fur Segelfug (German Gliding Research Institute) & the modification of standard V1’s for testing purposes was carried out by the aircraft manufacturer Henschel, under the code name of Reichenberg. Initial test flights were carried out at Larz where the first two aircraft crashed killing the pilots. Test flying was thereafter carried out by Hanna Reitsch & Heinz Kensche.

Two factories were set up to manufacture piloted V1’s, one at Dannenberg & the other at Pulverhof both using slave labour. They produced approximately 175 piloted Fieseler Fi 103R-4’s before production ceased. 70 pilots were under training when the project ceased in October 1944 owing to a shortage of fuel for training & political differences within the German High Command. The operational Fi 103R-4’s were to have been operated by 5/KG200 & was to be known as the Leonidas staffel.

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 156 Storch.  This is the aircraft used by Otto Skorzeny in the raid on Grand Sasso, Italy to fly Mussolini out of captivity.  The RAF collected a total of 145 Storch post war, including 62 found in Germany, 31 in Denmark, and 52 in Norway.  Of these, 60 were destroyed, 3 went to England and 82 went to BAFO or to Other Allies, including 64 to France, 17 to Norway and one to Holland (the Netherlands).   (Deutsches Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-567-1503C-04 Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 156 Storch, coded V7+1N.  (SA-kuva Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 156 C-3/Trop Storch, (Wk, Nr. 5620), NM+ZS, commandeered by the RAF Air Officer Commanding, Western Desert, Air Vice Marshal Arthur Coningham, as his personal communications aircraft.  The photograph was probably taken at Air Headquarters, Ma'aten Bagush, Egypt.  (RAF Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 156 Storch, STOL reconnaissance aircraft, RAF VX154, being boarded by Royal Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Harry Broadhurst, Air Officer Commanding the Desert Air Force, at the Advanced Headquarters of the DAF at Lucera, Italy.  Broadhurst acquired the captured German communications aircraft in North Africa, had it painted in British markings and used it for touring the units under his command. Broadhurst took command of the DAF in January 1943, becoming (at the age of 38) the youngest Air Vice-Marshal in the Royal Air Force.  He continued flying the Storch while commanding the 2nd Tactical Air Force in North-West Europe.  (RAF Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 156C-3 Storch, RAF VP546.  This Storch was maintained in flying condition at Farnborough until 1955, when it was grounded, due to lack of spare parts.  It was used for a large variety of different projects.  These included aircraft-carrier deck landings (on HMS Triumph in 1946, flown by ‘Winkle’ Brown), formation flying with helicopters to allow air-to-air photography of rotor blade behaviour, glider-towing, and routine communications flying.  (RAF Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 156C-7 Storch, (Wk. Nr. 475149), VD+TD, STOL reconnaissance aircraft captured at Flensburg.  Designated RAF AM99, this aircraft was shipped from Birkenhead, England to Capetown, South Africa on the SS Perthshire on 20 Oct 1946, arriving on 6 Nov.  It is now on display at the South African National Museum of Military History, Saxonwold, Johannesburg, South Africa.  (RAF Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 156C Storch (Wk. Nr. 475099), VD+TD, built by Mraz in Czechoslovakia and assigned to an unknown unit.  This aircraft is believed to have been surrendered in Flensburg at the end of the war.  Recorded as being in service with the RAE at Farnborough in September 1945 as Air Min 99, 475099 was shipped from Birkenhead, England to Capetown, South Africa on the SS Perthshire on 20 Oct 1946, arriving on 6 Nov.  South African Air Force Museum. Swartkop Airfield, Pretoria.  (Alan Wilson Photo)

Fieseler Fi 156C Storch, (Wk. Nr. 2008), captured at Flensburg.  Designated RAF AM100, this aircraft was scrapped at Brize Norton in 1947.

* Photos 1 & 2.  Fieseler Fi 156C Storch, (Wk. Nr. 475081), captured at Flensburg.  Designated RAF AM101, later VP546, this aircraft is on display in the RAF Museum, Cosford.  (Rept0n1x Photos)

MS 505 Criquet, Reg No. D-EGTY post-war version of the Fi 156 built in France.  This aircraft flies with the Fliegendes Museum (Flying Museum), located in Großenhain, Germany.

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 156 Storch, (Wk. Nr. unknown), EA+WD, Reg No. G-EAWD, Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, Germany.   (Valder137 Photos)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 156 Storch on display in the Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany.  (Softeis Photo)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Fieseler Fi 156 Storch, GM+AI, restored and currently flying in civilian hands in England.  (John5199 Photo 1, Tony Hisgett Photo 2)

 

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 156 Storch, STOL reconnaissance aircraft in USAAF markings.  (USAAF Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 156 Storch, (Wk. Nr. unknown), medical version, Reg No. YU-COE.  This aircraft is preserved in the Yugoslavian Aviation Museum, Belgrade, Serbia.  ( Belgrade Aviation Museum Photo Archive)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 156 Storch, (Wk. Nr. unknown).  This aircraft is located in the Fantasy of Flight Museum, Polk City, Florida.  (Valder137 Photo)

 (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photo.  Fieseler Fi 256 Storch, Luftwaffe 5-seat version. 

Fieseler Fi 256A-0 Storch, (Wk. Nr. unknown), captured at captured at Leck, Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.  Designated AM68, this aircraft was scrapped at Kenley, England.

* Photos 1-3.  Fieseler Fi 167, ship-borne torpedo bomber biplane.  (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photo.  Flettner Fl 184 reconnaissance helicopter (prototype).  (Luftwaffe Photo)

 

* Photos 1-4.  Flettner Fl 265 reconnaissance helicopter (prototype).  (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri, reconnaissance helicopter.  (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photo.  Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri, reconnaissance helicopter prototype with three vertical stabilizers.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photos 1-5.  Flettner Fl 282V-23 Kolibri, reconnaissance helicopter, USA FE-4613, later T2-4613, tested in the USA.  This helicopter was damaged in an accident in April 1948.  (USAAF Photos)

   

* Photos 1-4.  Flettner Fl 282V-12 Kolibri, reconnaissance helicopter, USA FE-4614, later T2-4614, tested in the USA.  This helicopter was used for spare parts to service FE-4613.  (USAAF Photos)

One Flettner Fl 282 was captured at Rangsdorf, Germany by Soviet forces.  Two, which had been assigned to Transportstaffel 40 (TS/40), the Luftwaffe's only operational helicopter squadron at Mühldorf, Bavaria, were captured by U.S. forces.  One of these two, Fl 282 V-10, (Wk. Nr. 28368) has parts including a partial airframe with rotor head and wheels preserved in the Midland Air Museum, Coventry, England.  Flettner Fl 282 V-23, (Wk. Nr. 280023), CI+TW, USA FE-4613, later T2-4613, may be with the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, Ohio.  Flettner Fl 282V-12, (Wk. Nr. 280008), CJ+SF, USAF FE-4614, later T2-4614 was also tested in the USA.  It was used as a source of spare parts for FE-4613, also reported as sold in 1955.

 

* Photo.  Flettner Fl 282 helicopter and Messerschmitt Me 163 FE-500 at Freeman Field, Indianna.  (USAAF Photo)  * Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Achgelis Fa 223E (V14) Drache (Dragon) transport helicopter, (Wk. Nr. 22300014), captured at Ainring, Germany. Designated RAF AM233, later VM479.  This helicopter was the first to fly across the English Channel.  VM479 crashed at Beaulieu, England on 4 Oct 1945.  (RAF Photos)

* Photo.  Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache, transport helicopter in Luftwffe markings, captured.  (USAAF Photo)

* Photos 1-4.  Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache, transport helicopter in USAAF markings.  (USAAF Photos)

In January 1945, the German Air Ministry assigned three Drachen to Transportstaffel 40 (TS/40) at Mühldorf, Bavaria, the Luftwaffe's only operational helicopter squadron, equipped with at least five Flettner Fl 282s as well as the Drachen.  TS/40 relocated to various sites before ending up at Ainring in Austria, where one of the Drachen was destroyed by its pilot to prevent it being captured and the other two were seized by US forces.  The US intended to ferry captured aircraft back to the USA aboard HMS Reaper, but only had room for one of the captured Drachen. The RAF objected to plans to destroy the other, the V14, so Gerstenhauer, with two observers, flew it across the English Channel from Cherbourg to RAF Beaulieu on 6 September 1945, the first crossing of the Channel by a helicopter.  The V14 later made two test flights at RAF Beaulieu before being destroyed on 3 October 1945, when a driveshaft failed.

Focke Achgelis Fa 266 Hornisse, helicopter (project)

 Photos.  Focke-Achgelis Fa 269, tilt rotor helicopter (project).  (Luftwaffe Artwork)

* Photo.  Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze, autogyro kite, with Fieseler Fi 156 Storch behind it, in the RAF Museum Cosford, England.  (Yachtman Photo)

* Photo.  Focke Achgelis Fa 330 A-1 Bachstelze autogyro kite, (Wk. Nr. 100436), USA FE-4617, later T2-4617, National Museum of the USAF.  (Stahlkocher Photo)

Focke Achgelis Fa 330, USA FE-4616, later T2-4616, was sent to Eastern Rotorcraft, Pennsylvania in 1947.

* Photo.  Focke Achgelis Fa 330A-1, (Wk. Nr. 100404), USA FE-4618, later T2-4618, was lost in the waters off McDill AFB during trials in Sep 1948.  (USAAF Photo)

Focke Achgelis Fa 330A, USA FE-5038 was sent to Cal-Aero in 1948, its subsequent fate is unknown.

* Photo.  Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze, autogyro kite, Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Centre, Chantilly, Virginia.  (Bill McChesney Photo)

* Photo.  Focke Achgelis Fa 330, RAF Museum, Cosford.  (MilborneOne Photo)

Focke Achgelis Fa 330 survivors may also be found in the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, and in the RAF Millom Museum,  England, the Deutsches Tecknikmuseum, Munich, Germany, and in Le musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, Paris, France.

* Photo.  Focke Achgelis Fa 336, 1944 scout helicopter (project).  (Luftwaffe drawing)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz, trainer biplane, on display in the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.  (Author Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz, trainer biplane, on display in the Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, Germany.   (Valder137 Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz, trainer biplane, on display in the Fantasy of Flight Museum, Polk City Florida.  (Valder137 Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 56 Stösser, parasol monoplane trainer.  (Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1997-002-31A Photo 1,  Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-2007-0107 Photo 2)

* Photos 1-3.  Focke-Wulf Fw 57, heavy fighter and bomber (prototype). (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photos 1-7.  Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe, transport/trainer.   (Luftwaffe Photos)

 

* Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 58C-2/U6 Weihe, (Wk. Nr. 2093) "Harrier" captured at Fassberg.  Designated RAF AM117, this aircraft was scrapped at Farnborough.   (RAF Photos)

* Photos 1-3.  Focke-Wulf Fw 61 V1, twin rotor helicopter (prototype), shown being flown by Hanna Reitsch (she is shown in the second photo in a glider in the 1930s).  (Luftwaffe Photos)

  

* Photos 1-4.  Focke-Wulf Fw 62 ship-borne reconnaissance biplane float-plane.  (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 159, fighter (prototype).  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Ta 183, wind tunnel model.  (airwar.ru Photo)

Focke-Wulf Fw 186, reconnaissance autogyro (prototype).

* Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 187 Falke heavy fighter (prototype) in Luftwaffe service.  (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photos 1-3.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger fighter in Luftwaffe service.  Roughly 28 original Fw 190s survive in museums or in the hands of private collectors around the world.  (Luftwaffe Photos)

 

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-1, (Wk. Nr. 067), coded T1+DQ.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 1190A-3, (Wk. Nr. 35348).  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4 being serviced.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 (Wk. Nr. 739136), White 15.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 Würger fighter, White 40, May 1945.  Roughly 28 original Fw 190s survive in museums or in the hands of private collectors around the world.  (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4/U4 from 2.(F)/123, part of NAGr 13 aufklarer unit France Summer of 1944.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 with underwing cannon pods.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190 hybrid A-6/A-8, 31+ ~ Red, near Linz, Austria.  (USAAF Photo)

* Photos 1-5.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3 Würger, (Wk. Nr. 313), single chevron, Stab III./JG2, flown by Oblt Arnim Faber.  This aircraft landed in error at RAF Pembrey in South Wales on 23 June 1942.  The Fw 190 was designated RAF MP499.  It was the first of its type to fall into Allied hands, and after its capture it was taken by road to Farnborough and flown extensively in comparative trials with Allied fighters.  It was struck off charge (SOC) in Sep 1943.  (RAF Photos)

* Photos 1-3.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3 Würger, (Wk. Nr. 313), repainted as RAF MP499.  It was SOC in Sep 1943.  (RAF Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4/U8, (Wk. Nr. 7155), H+ from II./SKG10.  Designated RAF PE882, this aircraft crashed in Oct 1944.  (RAF Photo)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4/U8, (Wk. Nr. 7155), repainted as RAF PE822, this aircraft crashed in Oct 1944.  (RAF Photos)   

* Photos 1 & 2.  Mistel S3A, Focke-Wulf Fw 190A, (Wk. Nr. 733682), designated RAF AM75 combined with Junkers Ju 88A-6, (Wk. Nr. 2492), designated AM77.  The Focke-Wulf Fw 190A is preserved in the Imperial War Museum, London, England, while the Junkers Ju 88A-6 was scrapped at Farnborough.  (RAF Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R6, (Wk. Nr. 733682), RAF AM75 on display in the Imperial War Museum, London, England.  This aircraft was captured at Tirstrup, Denmark where it was found mounted on top of a Junkers Ju 88A-6 bomber, (Wk. Nr. 2492), RAF AM77, as part of a Mistel S3B combination.  This aircraft has faired-over gun ports and a belly-mounted ETC-501 bomb rack.  The Ju 88 was scrapped at Farnborough.  (Gustav Gullberg Photo)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Mistel S3A designated RAF AM75 combined Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. unknown) with Ju 88H-1, (Wk. Nr. unknown). Both aircraft were scrapped at Schleswig.  One of three Mistel combinations captured at Tirstrup.  (RAF Photos)

Mistel S3A designated RAF AM76 combined Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. unknown) with Ju 88H-1, (Wk. Nr. unknown).  Both aircraft were scrapped at Schleswig.

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190. 11./JG 1, 1+-, captured at Skrydstrup, Denmark, May 1945.  (RAF Photo)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4/U8, (Wk. Nr. 5843), "Red 9" from 1.SKG10, RAF PM679.  This aircraft crashed on 25 June 1944 and the remains were used for spare parts.  (RAF Photos)

* Photos 1-8.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5/U8, (Wk. Nr. 2596), "White 6" from 1.SKG10, flown by Unteroffizier Werner Ohne operating from St. Omer, France.  Ohne landed accidentally at the RAF airbase at Manston on the night of 21 May 1943 and was quickly taken into custody.  After capture, the aircraft was designated RAF PN999.  This aircraft had a temporary black finish which was removed and British roundels added.  PN999 was probably scrapped after July 1946.  (RAF Photos)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A, (Wk. Nr. unknown), RAF NF754 and Fw 190A, (Wk. Nr. unknown), RAF NF755 were used in England for spare parts.  Both were later scrapped at Tangmere.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8/U1, (Wk. Nr. 580058), captured at Kastrup.  Designated RAF AM36, this aircraft was likely scrapped at Kastrup.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190S-1, (Wk. Nr. 582044), captured at Kastrup.  Designated RAF AM37, this aircraft crashed at Sonning, England on 30 Nov 1945.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8/U1, (Wk. Nr. 580392), captured at Kastrup.  Designated AM40, this aircraft was scrapped at Schlesweg.

* Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8, RCAF JFE.  (RCAF Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-F8/R15, (Wk. Nr. 871), coded TD+SI.   The aircraft had an enlarged fin and lengthened tailwheel leg.  Gun armament was restricted to wing-root mounted MG 151s.  It carried the LTF 5b torpedo on an adapted ETC 501 rack.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8/R15, (Wk. Nr. unknown), captured at Travemunde where it had been flown by the Luftwaffe Torpedowaffen Versuchsanstalt (TVA) on operational trials.  Flown to Farnborough on 19 July 1945 this aircraft was designated RAF AM111.  It was scrapped at Cranfield, England, ca. 1950.  (RAF Photo)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. 171747).  Designated RAF AM230, this aircraft was crashed in England on 30 Aug 1944.  The remains were scrapped at Little Rissington, England.

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter captured by British forces having RAF roundels painted on it by German prisoners post war.  (Luftwaffe Photo, left, RAF Photo, right)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190 with freshly painted RAF roundels in a German hangar, post war.  (RAF Photo)

* Photo.  French-built NC.900 (Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8) in Armée de l’Air markings.  In the immediate postwar period, the French Armée de l’Air operated a number of Fw 190 fighters (designated NC.900).  65 NC.900s were built in 1945 and 1946 by the Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Centre (S.N.C.A.C.) at Cravant, France.  (Armée de l’Air Photos)

* Photos.  NC.900 (Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8), (Wk. Nr. 730923) preserved at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, Le Bourget, France.  The NC.900 No. 62 on display in the Musée de l'Air at Le Bourget is a Focke-Wulf 190A-8 made to represent an A-7.   It is painted in the colours of Oberst Josef Priller, Luftwaffe Kommodore of JG 26, who accumulted 101 victories, many of them in Fw 190s.  (Pine Photo, left, Roland Turner Photo, right)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. 173056), coded "White 14", I./JG11, Reg. No. N91169 (53116656), was originally built at the Focke-Wulf factory in Marienburg in 1944,.  White 14 ended its service in Rheims, France, where it was buried at the train yards after being stripped of parts.  It was restored by Don Hansen, Piping Analysis Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Its first flight with a Russian-sourced radial engine took place on 9 October 2011. 

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4, (Wk. Nr. TBC).  This composite aircraft is being restored to Fw 190A-8 configuration with all original parts including an original BMW801S radial engine in the Militarhistorisches Museum (MHM) Flugplatz-Gatow (previously known as the Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr), Berlin-Gatow.  It is armed with MG 131 cannon.  Painted in RLM mottle camouflage.

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw-190s at the end of the Second World War, April-May 1945.  (USAAF Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5, Red 10, at the Auto & Technik Museum, Sinsheim, Germany.   (Clemens Vasters Photo, left, Valder137 Photo, right)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. 170393), "Yellow 11", coded 6./JG1 is preserved in the Luftfahrtmuseum, Laatzen, Lower Saxony, Hannover, Germany.  This aircraft is a new built Flug Werk airframe (c/n 990000).  The largest original part is the tailplane from Fw 190F-8, (Wk. Nr. 583958).  The original Yellow 11 was flown by Feldwebel Alfred Bindseil in April 1944.

Focke-Wulf 190 A-3, (Wk. Nr. 122219), IV./JG 5.  This aircraft was recovered from an underwater location and is currently being rebuilt for the Norwegian Air Force Museum, Oslo, Norway.

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6/R6, (Wk. Nr. 550214), PN+LU, possibly flown by III./NJG 11 as it was fitted with a FuG 217 Neptun radar system, designated RAF AM10.  This aircraft was built by the Ago factory in mid-1943.  Initially displayed in the UK, this aircraft was shipped from Birkenhead, England to Capetown, South Africa on the SS Perthshire on 20 Oct 1946, arriving on 6 Nov.  It is now on display at the South African National Museum of Military History, Saxonwold, Johannesburg, South Africa.    (Alan Wilson Photo 1, Nolween Photo 2, Colin Dodds Photo 3)

* Photos.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190G-3, (Wk. Nr. 160043), coded DP+HQ, III.-SKG 10A-5, DP, captured in Italy.  (USAAF Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190s, Bad Aibling, Germany, 5 May 1945.  (USAAF Photo)

* Photos 1-3.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. 681497), coded 11+-, White 11 of 5./JG 4 at St. Trond airfield, Belgium, circa 1 January 1945. This aircraft was flown during on 1 January 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte by Corporal Walter Wagner who was hit by flak during the attack over St. Trond airfield.  The engine died and he had to make an emergency landing.  The weapons have obviously been removed.  The photo was taken by the resident USAAF 404th Fighter Group.  (USAAF Photos)

* Photos 1-3. * Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. 681497), coded 11+-, White 11 of 5./JG 4 at St. Trond airfield after being taken over by the USAAF 404th Fighter Group.  This aircraft had force-landed during Operation Bodenplatte, a Luftwaffe attack on Allied airfields in France and Belgium on 1 Jan 1945.  It was then painted red, but was not flown.   (USAAF Photos)

* Photos 1-8. * Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. 681497), coded 11+-, White 11 of 5./JG 4.  It had been piloted by Gefreiter Walter Wagner, of 5. II/JG4 was slightly damaged by Allied anti-aircraft fire and was forced to land at the airport of St-Trond on 1 January 1945.  Wagner had taken part in an attack on 404 Fighter Group 508 Squadron’s airfield at St-Trond, Belgium during Operation Bodenplatte, a front wide attack to destroy allied aircraft on the ground.  This aircraft was captured and painted overall bright orange-red to distinguish it from enemy Focke-Wulf Fw 190s. The aircraft’s code, 00–L, is likely related to the Belgian national code for aircraft registration purposes. The L may have been for its intended pilot, Leo Moon, the Squadron’s CO.  It appears the aircraft was never flown and was left behind when the 404th left St-Trond.  (USAAF Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A that was captured at Gerbini and then flown by the 85th Fighter Squadron, 79th Fighter Group of 12th Air Force. The 79th FG is the same unit that captured and flew the Messerschmitt Bf 109 Irmgard.  To avoid any possibility of the aircraft being taken to be the enemy, the aircraft was painted overall red with yellow wings and red wingtips as well as a yellow fuselage band and horizontal stabilizer.  It carries USAAF markings as well as the flying skull emblem of the 85th FS.   (USAAF Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5, (Wk. Nr. unknown), captured in Sicily by the USAAF.  This aircraft was painted by the 325 Fighter Squadron (FS) with a bright red cowling and red, white and blue stripes on the tail fin and an American star over an orange square on the fuselage.  It was flown by 1st Lt. Jack Shafton of 317 FS from Lesinia airbase near Foggia.  The plane was immediately grounded by Colonel Chester L. Sluder (commander of the unit between 1 April 1944 and 11 September 1944) due to worn out tires.  After Sluder's departure from command, several pilots tried to start the aircraft, but during taxiing the canopy fell off and the plane was eventually abandoned.  (USAAF Photo)

* Photos 1-6.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5, (Wk. Nr. unknown), captured and flown by the 85th fighter squadron, 79th fighter group of 12th USAAF in Mediterranean Theatre of Operations (MTO).  The aircraft is painted red overall with yellow wings with red wingtips and yellow horizontal stabilizers with red tips. It has USAAF markings (white star in blue roundel) in a broad yellow fuselage band. The plane also bears the squadron insignia of the 85th fighter squadron (flying skulls), "Jones Flying Circus".  (USAAF Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190G-3, (Wk. Nr. 160057), one of two captured by ground crews of the 85th Fighter Squadron, 79th Fighter Group at Gerbini Airfield on the Island of Sicily, in September 1943.  It was painted in a striking white scheme with red spinner, cowling, fuselage band and USN striped tail.  It was shipped to the United States in January 1944, where repairs were made.  Later, in 1945 while in the USA, this aircraft was repainted in a standard USN 3-tone non-specular, intermediate blue and insignia white scheme.  It was test flown by the Technical Air Intelligence Unit (TAIU) at NAS Anacostia, then moved to NAS Patuxent River in February 1945.  (USN Photo)

 

* Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190, (Wk. Nr. 181550), B, captured in North Africa, was flown by the USAAF 85th FS, 79th FG.  (USAAF Photos)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3, (Wk. Nr. unknown), USAAF EB-101 test flown in the USA in 1944.  This aircraft was later renumbered USA FE-497, later T2-497.  It was scrapped at Wright Field in 1946.  (USAAF Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190, possibly captured in Italy, USAAF markings ca 1943.  (USAAF Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8, Germany, ca 1945.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photos 1-11.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190G-3, (Wk. Nr. 160016), DN+FP, EB-104, later renumbered USA FE-104, later FE-125 and then T2-125, in flight over Wright Field, Ohio, and on the ground at Freeman Field, Indiana, May 1945.  (USAAF Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190F, White 10, USA FE-113, being flight tested by the U.S. Navy Naval Air Test Center Patuxent River, Maryland (USA), circa in March 1944.  The aircraft received U.S. markings and a standard U.S. Navy camouflage, with the armament apparently removed.   It was damaged beyond repair 12 Sep 1945 after a crash at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania en route to Freeman Field, Indiana.  (USAAF Photos)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F, (Wk. Nr. unknown) USA FE-114, tested at Freeman Field, Indiana post-war, fate unknown.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F, (Wk. Nr.unknown), USA FE-115, tested at Freeman Field, Indiana post-war, fate unknown.

* Photos 1 - 4.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8, (Wk. Nr. unknown), factory No. 12053, USA FE-116, later T2-116 in the USA.  This aircraft went to Park Ridge, Pennsylvania where it was scrapped in 1946.  (USAAF Photos)

* Photos 1-2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8/R1, (Wk. Nr. 931884), initially coded "Yellow 10" from I./SG2.  This aircraft was shipped to the USA and designated FE-117.  It is restored and currently painted as "White 7", on display in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia.  (Kogo Photo, left,  Nick-D Photo, right)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. 739447), Reg. No. N447FW, on display in the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, Oregon. (airforcefe Photo)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 (Wk. Nr. 732183), from 12./JG 5 as flown by Ltn Rudi Linz, a German ace with 70 victories.  This aircraft was shot down over Norway by a British Mustang during the 'Black Friday' raid on 9 February 1945.  The aircraft is displayed in the Cottbus Hangar of the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo, Virginia.  (Joanna Poe Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-9, (Wk. Nr. 980574), Reg. No. NX190RF, on display in the Planes of Fame Museum, Chino, California.  (Patrick Mack Photo)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-2, (Wk. Nr. 5476), JG 5, owned by Wade S. Hayes and currently located in Texas USA.  It is thought to be one of the oldest Fw 190s still in existence.

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5, (Wk. Nr. 151227), from IV/JG 54.  This aircraft crashed in Voibakala forest, near Saint Petersburg in 1943.  It was discovered in 1989.  Now airworthy, with the Flying Heritage Collection, Paine Field, Everett, Washington.  (Goshimini Photo)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6, (Wk. Nr. 550470), from I./JG 26.  Owned by Malcolm Laing and located in Lubbock Texas.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. 173889), from 7./JG 1.  This aircraft is owned by Mark Timken, currently under restoration.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. 350177), from 12./JG 5.  This aircraft is located at the Texas Air Museum in Rio Hondo, Texas.

* Photo.  Focke Wulf 190A-4, (Wk. Nr. 142310), "Black 2" flown by Unteroffizier Helmut Brandt of the I./JG54 "Grunherz" was captured by the Soviets on 13 January 1943 after air combat and a forced landing on the ice of Lake Ladoga in the USSR. Helmut Brandt shot off his propeller blades with a cannon round, thanks to a synchronizer failure, and he was unable to get his aircraft to his side of the front line.  After lending on the ice of Lake Ladoga he tried to escape on skis, but was caught by Russian patrols.  (Soviet Air Force Photo)

* Photo.  Focke Wulf 190A-4, (Wk. Nr. 142310), repainted in Soviet Air Force markings as it appeared while being tested at the Soviet Air Force Scientific Research unit.  It was also placed on display at a "BNT exhibition in TsAGI".  Its subsequent fate is unknown.  (Soviet Air Force Photo)

* Photos 1-3.  Focke-Wulf Fw 109A-4, (Wk. Nr. 2362), IV/JG51 Group, 6+1, early 1944.  This aircraft was captured near Newel in the USSR in Oct 1943 and flown by many Soviet Flight Research Institute pilots.

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. 580967) captured by the Soviet Union in Feb 1945 and test flown at NII-VVS in the USSR.

During special trials conducted by the Soviet Air Forces Scientific Research Institute captured Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. 682011) and Fw 190A-8, (Wk. Nr. 580967), were flown against Yak-3, Yak-9u and La-7 fighters.  The engagements demonstrated that new tactical procedures were needed to counter German aircraft flying at low levels. The Focke-Wulfs usually ingressed at low altitudes and regressed at treetop level at maximum speed, making it hard to counter-attack in time. The pursuit became more complicated, because the gray matte paint concealed the German aircraft against the background of the landscape.  In addition, German pilots employed engine reheat at low altitudes. It was determined that the Focke-Wulf could deliver 582 km/h, i. e. neither the Yak-3 (the aircraft at the Air Forces Scientific Research Institute developed 567 km/h) nor the Yak-9U (575 km/h) could overtake them.  Only the La-5 reached 612 km/h in augmented mode, but the speed margin was insufficient to reduce the range between the two aircraft to a distance permitting aimed fire.  Based on test results, the institute leadership issued recommendations: it is necessary to echelon the fighters in patrols at different altitudes. The mission of the pilots on the higher tiers would be to disrupt the bombing and to attack the enemy fighter escort, while the lower patrol aircraft, having the capability to overtake in a shallow dive, probably would be able to intercept the ground-attack aircraft themselves.  (Soviet Air Force Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw190A-8, new-build aircraft privately owned, "White 11", JP7645827.  In 1997, a German company, Flug Werk GmbH, began manufacturing new Fw 190 models as reproductions.  By 2012 almost 20 had been produced, most flyable, a few as static display models, with airworthy examples usually powered by Chinese-manufactured Shvetsov ASh-82 radial powerplants, which have a displacement of 41.2 litres, close to the BMW 801's 41.8 litres.  (Aldo Bidini Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190S8 two-seat training version of the Fw 190F-8/U1, White 30, in Luftwaffe service.  The aircraft was used as a high-speed transport for senior officers or for conversion training.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8/U1 (Fw 190S8) two-seat training and high speed transport (Wk. Nr. 584219), Black 38, RAF AM29.  This aircraft was built by Arado at the Warnemünde factory, and was an FW 190 F-8 converted to two-seat standard.  Captured in Grove, Denmark, North of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany by British forces in May 1945.  It is shown here shortly after it was flown to Farnborough in the UK on 2 Sep 1945 and repainted with RAF markings.  In Luftwaffe service, it operated with training units, and carried the letters HRZ.  It was exhibited at various locations, and now resides in the RAF Museum at Hendon, England. (RAF Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190S8 two-seat training version of the Fw 190F-8/U1 (Wk. Nr. 680430), RAF AM29, shown here as "Black 38" on display in the RAF Museum, Hendon, England.  (Les Chatfield Photo)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190S8 two-seat training version of the Fw 190F-8/U1, (Wk. Nr. 584219), Black 38, designated RAF AM29, on display in the RAF Museum, Hendon, England.  (RuthAS Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 appears to be a late production aircraft built by Fieseler at Kassel.  It has a late style canopy; the horizontal black stripe with white outline shows that this was a II. Gruppe aircraft.  (USAAF Photo)

* Photos 1-4.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 in Luftwaffe service.  (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, JG26, (Wk. Nr. 600651) captured at Straubing, Germany, May 1945.  (USAAF Photo)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, (Wk. Nr. 500618) captured at Flensburg was designated RAF USA 15.  This aircraft was likely scrapped at Flensberg.

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-13/R11, (Wk. Nr. 836017), coded "Yellow 10" from I./JG26, captured at Flensburg.  Designated RAF USA 14, this aircraft was shipped to the USA on HMS Reaper, where it was designated USA FE-118, later T2-118.  This aircraft was with the Champlin Collection in Arizona, and then the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.  It is now with the Flying Heritage Collection, Paine Field, Everett, Washington.  (USAAF Photos)

* Photos 1-5.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-13/R11, (Wk. Nr. 836017) ,"Yellow 10," from 1./JG 26 as flown by Major Franz Götz.  Captured at Flensberg in May 1945, this aircraft was designated RAF USA 14, and shipped to the USA on HMS Reaper.   It was then numbered USA FE-118, later T2-118.  Previously with the Champlin Air Museum in Arizona, this aircraft has been restored and is on display in the Flying Heritage Collection, Paine Field, Everett, Washington.  (Goshimini Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-13/R11, (Wk. Nr. 836017) ,"Yellow 10," from 1./JG 26 as flown by Major Franz Götz.  USA FE-118.  Previously with the Champlin Air Museum in Arizona, this aircraft is on display in the Flying Heritage Collection, Paine Field, Everett, Washington.  (PanGalacticGargleBlasterr Photo)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, (Wk. Nr. 211018), "White 14" from II./JG26, shipped to the USA.  This aircraft was designated USA FE-119, later T2-119.  It was destroyed in a crash at Freeman Field, Indiana, on 22 Sep 1945.  (USAAF Photo) 

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, (Wk. Nr. 210079), 12+, "Black 12", flown by Leutnant Theo Nibel in the 10. / JG 54, and lost due to a bird strike on the morning of 1 Jan 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte.  Remains shown here at Farnborough, England, late 1945.  (RAF Photos)

* Photos 1-3.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, (Wk. Nr. 601088), JG 26, captured by the RAF at Flensburg.  Designated RAF USA 12, this aircraft was shipped to the USA on HMS Reaper.  It was alloted USA FE-120, later T2-120.  It was restored by the NASM and is now on display at the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, Ohio.  (NMUSAF Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, (Wk. Nr. 401392), "Black 5", JG26, captured at Flensburg.  Designated RAF USA 13, this aircraft was shipped to the USA on HMS Reaper and allotted USA FE-121, later T2-121.  In the first photo taken at Newark, the number 31 is visible just forward  and above the horizontal stabilizer referring to its loading position on HMS Reaper.  The third photo shows Ken Chilstrom Wright Field test pilot, sitting in the cockpit with Bob Baird standing near the wing.  This aircraft was scrapped at Freeman Field, Indiana, ca. 1946.  (USAAF Photos)

* Photos 1-3.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, (Wk. Nr. 401392), "Black 5", JG26, captured at Flensburg.  Designated RAF USA 13, this aircraft was shipped to the USA on HMS Reaper and allotted USA FE-121, later T2-121.  It was scrapped at Freeman Field, Indiana, ca. 1946.   (USAAF Photos)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, (Wk. Nr. 210968), from 2./JG 26.  Captured at Flensburg, this aircraft is under restoration for the Luftwaffe Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, (Wk. Nr. 210596), captured at Flensburg.  Designated RAF AM98, this aircraft was shipped from Birkenhead, England to Capetown, South Africa on the SS Perthshire on 20 Oct 1946, arriving on 6 Nov.  After acceptance by the SAAF it was stored at 15 Air Depot, Snake Valley and during 1950 it was  sold to the Benoni Technical College as an instructional airframe.  It was scrapped in 1953.

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw-190D-12, CS+IA, 1945.  (Luftwaffe Photo)

* Photos 1-4.  Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 flown by Soviet Baltic Fleet Air Force pilots in June 1945. The war was already over when this aircraft arrived for testing in the USSR.  The flight tests suggested the Soviet La-5 was superior to the Dora in many respects.  (Soviet Air Force Photos)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9, (Wk. Nr. 211028), coded Black 8, 14/JG26 was preserved in England after being recovered from Germany in 1996.  This aircraft was registered on 21 May 2003, by Glenn R. Lacey of Epsom, Surrey, as G-DORA.  (Wk. Nr. 211028) is currently with the Fighter Factory at Virginia Beach, USA, as the Lacey collection no longer exists.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-3, (Wk. Nr. 670071), from 1./SchG 1. This aircraft is being restored for the Flugplatz Museum of Cottbus, Germany.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8, (Wk. Nr. 5415), aunder restoration in New Zealand and owned by the Old Flying Machine Company.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8, (Wk. Nr. 930838), a Fw 190 F-8, currently in storage at the Yugoslav Aeronautical Museum in Belgrade.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8, (Wk. Nr. 931862), from 9./JG 5, the "White 1+0" as flown by Unteroffizier Heinz Orlowski.  It was built by Norddeutsche Dornier at Wismar in June 1944, and transferred to the Luftwaffe on 13 July 1944. This aircraft was shot down by North American P-51D Mustangs over Norway in the "Black Friday" engagement.  It was recovered in the early 1980s from a Norwegian fjord.  Originally under restoration in Kissimmee, Florida, USA by The White 1 Foundation, it was transferred to The Collings Foundation in 2012, and is expected to be returned to airworthy status.

* Photos 1-4.  Focke-Wulf Ta 152H, high altitude fighter, CI+XM, in Luftwaffe service.  (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photos 1-6.  Focke-Wulf Ta 152H-1 high-altitude fighter, (Wk. Nr. 150168), captured at captured at Leck, Nordfriesland, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.  This aircraft was designated RAF AM11. It was scrapped at Farnborough, England in 1946.  Four of these aircraft were found by the RAF in Germany and one in Denmark.  Four were reported as destroyed, with AM11 being the only one sent to the UK, but Ta 152H-0/R-11 (Wk. Nr. 1500010), coded CW+CJ, "Green 4", JG301 now with the NASM in the USA came from the RAF collection.  (RAF Photos)

* Photos 1-5.  Ta 152H-0/R-11 (Wk. Nr. 1500010), coded CW+CJ, "Green 4", JG301, USA 11, Reg. No. 32, T2/FE-112, with the NASM.  This Ta 152 is the only existing example of this fighter in the world today.  Definitive information about the NASM Ta 152 has always been lacking but research conducted late in 1998 may have revealed the airplane’s true identity as Werk-Nummer 150010, not 150003 or ‘020 as has been widely reported. This places the airframe toward the end of the range of pre-production H-0 models, a variant marking the transition from the Ta 152 prototypes to full production Ta 152H-1 airplanes.  It was probably built at Focke-Wulf’s production facility at Cottbus, Germany, in December 1944, and delivered to Erprobungskommando Ta 152 at Rechlin, Germany, for service testing.  As with most Ta 152s produced, ‘020’ was apparently transferred to Jagdgeswader (fighter squadron) JG 301 in early 1945.  A green ‘4’ was painted on the fuselage and this may have been the squadron identification and radio call sign “Green 4” but much remains unknown about this aircraft.  The initial information suggesting the aircraft was (Wk. Nr. 150020), was based on a type plate in the fuselage, which only designated a component.  The aircraft has a wooden tail and only (Wk. Nr. 150003) and (Wk. Nr. 150010) were fitted with this and on historical photos the overpainted remains of the code CW+CJ is visible which belongs to (Wk. Nr. 150010).  (Wk. Nr. 150020). was coded CW+CT.  Data courtesy of Peter W. Cohausz.  National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia.  (USAAF Photos)

As the Soviets rolled over eastern Germany, many Luftwaffe pilots took off and steered their mounts west.  They preferred to be captured by the West.  The British recovered “Green 4” in Aalborg, Denmark, at the end of hostilities.  They turned the airplane over to “Watson’s Whizzer’s, the American unit charged with collecting Luftwaffe aircraft for further study. Lt Harold McIntosh flew ‘020 to Melun, France, where it was loaded aboard the British aircraft carrier HMS Reaper and shipped Newark Army Airfield, New Jersey. From Newark, McIntosh flew this Ta 152 to Freeman Field, Indiana. The airplane was later transferred to Wright Field, Ohio, to undergo extensive flight testing as Foreign Equipment number FE-112 (later changed to T2-112). After testing, the Army stored the aircraft and then turned it over to the National Air Museum in 1960.

In 1998 Museum restoration staff were treating deteriorated sections of the wooden aft fuselage, fin, rudder, and right elevator when they discovered several interesting items that offered tantalizing glimpses into the airplane’s shadowy past.  Extensive wood rot was found in where the horizontal stabilizer joins the vertical fin. The restoration staff speculated that during testing at Wright Field, pilots and engineers became concerned that the wooden tail may have been weakened by defective glues or sabotage.  They strengthened the entire area with steel plate.  However, this work may have compromised flight safety because it required moving the horizontal stabilizer forward several inches, exacerbating a tail-heavy condition already known to the Germans.  The restoration specialist removed the steel plate and rebuilt the tail to the original German configuration.

After comparing photographs with the aircraft, the staff determined the British painted over some of the original Luftwaffe markings. The US Army Air Force then stripped and repainted part of the airplane but NASM technicians carefully sanded through the layers of Allied paint to reveal previous markings and much of the original German paint.  They found the old Foreign Equipment number, RAF markings, the Reich Defence tail bands of JG 301 (fighter wing 301), and the original Nazi swastika.  The staff also found 20-mm MG 151 gun mounts and fittings in the upper cowling.  However, these were not normally found in H-0 models, suggesting this airframe may have been destined to become a C-1 variant.

* Photos 1-5.  Focke-Wulf Ta 154, Moskito night-fighter in Luftwaffe service.  (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photos 1 & 2.  One slightly damaged Ta 154 is known to have been captured at Lage, Germany, by the 54th Air Disarmament Squadron and is reported to have been shipped to the USA on board the SS Richard Gatling.  No FE number was assigned, its fate is unknown.  (USAAF Photos)

* Photos 1-5.  Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu tactical reconnaissance aircraft in Luftwaffe service.  (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu tactical reconnaissance aircraft found by American troops near Salzburg, Austria. (USAAF Photo)

* Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-3 Uhu, (Wk. Nr. 0173), 3X+AA, captured at Grove, Denmark.  This aircraft was designated RAF AM27.  It was scrapped at Gosport, England, in 1947.  (RAF Photos)

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu in Soviet markings.  (Soviet Air Force Photo)

The Soviet Union evaluated captured Fw 189s and made copies post war.  The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 was called the "frame" by Red Army and was assessed to have excellent all-round visibility, good stability and responsiveness, and the ability to maintain steady flight on one engine.  Despite its low speed (300 km/h) this aircraft performed its combat duties until the end of the war. Soviet examiners noted "The aircraft's excellent visibility cuts down on the possibility of surprise fighter attacks.  Its high maneuverability allows gunners to prepare to beat off an attack only if the attacking aircraft is detected in time. In combat turns, the fighter will always be in the field of fire of its rear guns. The Fw 189 can bank at speeds of 180-200 km/h. The maneuver Fw 189 crews commonly use to break off combat is to descend in a spiral to low altitudes and remain there, hedge-hopping."6" Engineer-Major M. S. Dmitriyev, who examined the Fw 189 in detail, also noted the crew comforts provided: carefully thought-out arrangement of navigational equipment and radios; side-by-side seating of navigator and pilot, making their work easier without intercom; and efficient cockpit heating.  The aircraft could also perform light bombing missions. It turned out to be very easy to put onto a target.

* Photos 1-5.  Focke-Wulf Fw 191, Bomber B design competitor (prototype).  (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photos 1-6.  Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor, transport and maritime patrol bomber in Luftwaffe Service.  (Luftwaffe Photos)

* Photos 1-3. Focke-Wulf Fw 200C Condor FuG 200 Hohentwiel radar.  (Luftwaffe Photos) 

* Photos 1 & 2.  Focke-Wulf Fw 200C-4/U1 Condor, (Wk. Nr. 0137), coded GC+AE.  This Condor was the personal aircraft of Heinrich Himmler and later Grand Admiral Doenitz.  The aircraft was found intact at Achmer in 1945 and flown to Farnborough on 3 July 1945.  Designated RAF AM94, this aircraft was flown in the UK.  It was scrapped at Farnborough in 1946.  (RAF Photos)

Focke-Wulf Fw 200C Condor, (Wk. Nr. 0240), captured at Flensburg.  Designated RAF AM95, this aircraft was scrapped at Schleswig.

Focke-Wulf Fw 200A-02 Condor, (Wk. Nr. 2984), OY-DAM and G-AGAY, RAF DX177, flown in the UK until scrapped in Jan 1942.

Focke-Wulf Fw 200C, (Wk. Nr. 081), captured at Flensburg.  Designated RAF AM97, this aircraft crashed at Schleswig on 28 Feb 1946.

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Fw 200C-3 Condor, (Wk. Nr. 0034), F8+OW.  The globe-circle symbol is for KG 40l.  This aircraft landed at Chkalovskaya near Leningrad, Russia in April 1943.  The aircraft was test flown by Soviet Engineer-Major Gribakin and Colonel Kabanov in the USSR.  It was later put on display in Moscow.  (Luftwaffe Photo) 

Focke-Wulf Fw 200C-3 Condor, (Wk. Nr. 0063), F8+CL of 3/KG40, later transferred to 7/KG40 and coded F8+BR ditched near Trondheim, Norway on 22 Feb 1942.  Recovered in 1999, this aircraft is being restored in the Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin, Germany.

Focke-Wulf Fw 300, proposed version of Fw 200 (project).

Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (project), intended for long range bombardment of strategic objects in the  marine war in the Atlantic.

* Photo.  Focke-Wulf Triebflügeljäger, experimental project (model).  (Luftwaffe Photo)

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