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Focke-Wulf FW 190F-8 2 in 1
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:45 PM UTC
Tim Hatton [LITESPEED] brings us this review of the 1/144 Mark 1 Models Fw 190F-8. This little kit promises great satisfaction!

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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 02:54 AM UTC
I'm puzzled by the profile "black M" from "Sweden May 1945". Was it a plane that by mistake or on purpose landed in neutral Sweden in the final days of the war?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:45 AM UTC
Hi Eirik
I have to admit I'm not that knowledgeable went it comes to the Luftwaffe in WWII. I did a little Googling with some interesting results. Yes this aircraft belly landed in Sweden possibly because of battle damage or technical problems. The information reads as if the pilot was seeking asylum. There is some info on it and a photo here . It's listed as an aircraft of SG.3, which I thought was primarily a Stuka wing, but perhaps any Luftwaffe experten can put me right.
Hope this helps.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:27 AM UTC

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It's listed as an aircraft of SG.3, which I thought was primarily a Stuka wing, but perhaps any Luftwaffe experten can put me right.



I won't claim to be an experte, but late in the war the Stuka was replaced by the Fw 190 F series as dedicated attack aircraft, so it's not to too surprising that SGs would be flying the Fw 190 F.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 03:55 PM UTC
Fw's slowly took over ground attack from Stukas in Schlachtgeschwaders; Some even carried the Rheinmetall-Borsig MK 103 3cm guns to attack armor.

Rudel flew Fw 190F & Gs, and even flew a Fw 190D.
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 10:37 AM UTC
Wow, in that link it is noted that one of the Fw190A-8s who bailed to Sweden May 8. 1945 had no less than 4 (!) people on board. I can envision the pilot sittng on one guys lap, and another crammed into the radio compartment (if you rip out the radio), but the last guy? Was he laying flat inside the fuselage, trying not to get tangled into the controll-wires to the tail?
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 03:11 PM UTC

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Wow, in that link it is noted that one of the Fw190A-8s who bailed to Sweden May 8. 1945 had no less than 4 (!) people on board. I can envision the pilot sittng on one guys lap, and another crammed into the radio compartment (if you rip out the radio), but the last guy? Was he laying flat inside the fuselage, trying not to get tangled into the controll-wires to the tail?



Probably. Rudel's book talks about a pilot who smuggled his girlfriend in the fuselage while fleeing from what would become East Germany at the end of the war.