Restored FW-190 test flight.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by G19Tony, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. HollowHead

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    I don't think radials can do this. Inverted in-lines and shaft-drivers like the Air Cobra could. HH
     
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    Uh, I think the D model that later morphed into, or was the basis for the TA- series had a V-12 engine so it might have been one of those.

    TA-152H and C had something like 1 30mm and up to 2-4 20mm’s if memory serves.
     

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    You're right...I thought ISlayer was talking about the version in the video. HH
     
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    Thanks, was sitting around and Geenemeyer's name came back to me. He had a great career, flying the fastest plane ever and the fastest prop plane. Sad to hear he's gone. Don
     
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    As a Kid, I remember ordering a book (Scholastic Books... remember those? Order them in class, pay a little money, get books!) titled I Fought You From the Skies by Willi Heilmann (sp?) a pilot with the Green Hearts (IIRC)... and they flew 190s.

    Also recalling Bobby Johnson's book wherein he describes a vivid and beautiful blue painted 190 that couldn't finish his P-47 off (but tried), saluted and broke off as they cleared the channel...

    Kurt Tank did some fine engineering there... initially and the later Dora models.

    Good to see one alive again... at last. Now, park it and preserve, please!
     
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    So original engine restored, or P&W cobbled in ? ..
     
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    My dad was a B-24 pilot, he didn't have any trouble with fighters, but got bagged by flack :wow:
     
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    Is that the only flyable Focke Wulf in existence, or are there others?

    Imagine being the pilot in that flight. A whole lot at stake. Don't want to flip the wrong switch. :cowboy:
     
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    There are a couple of them plus like two dozen replicas.

    Defenitly a rare bird.
     
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    I wonder what it’s back story is ?
     
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    I was I'm pressed how fast It got off the ground. Always cool seeing a piece of history doing more than sitting static! I always like watching the restored F-86 show up at the langley air show. My dad worked on em in Korea. They have on on static at osan air Base. I show my dad a pic when I got back for mid tour. He had a huge grin on his face and started telling me about em again. He was a wepons troop. He always like talking about sighting in the guns and how the thing shook when they fired em on the stands to sight em in. His thing was " if the guns dont hit where there are aimed, the pilot isn't coming back"
     
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    The Butcherbird! Very cool, thanks for posting
     
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    When I was young and even stoopider than I am now, I thought the plane propellers and stage coach wheels in movies started in one direction then went the other way when it was up to cruising speed.

    I just got done watching "Spitfire" on Netflix and have alway had a fascination with the WWII planes.
     
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    That's a good question, I would like to know myself. Seems like the P&W would be easier to get your hands on.
     
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    IIRC the BMW radials started as a licensed copy of the P&W.
     
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    That would have been the sturmbock(battering ram)version. They built heavily armored versions with more firepower for attacking bombers. They were a little sluggish going against fighters. They also made ground attack and even a torpedo bomber version with a longer tail wheel to keep the torpedo clear of the ground on takeoff.
     
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    The 190 owned the sky's for about one year. If memory serves the brits got ahold of one, I forget how, and it was the driving force behind the famous Spitefire MK lV. Its beautiful to still see this one still flying.
     
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    Knew a guy whose Dad was a B17 tailgunner. Might be a war story, but he claimed he would recognize the German 109/190 pilots that gunned him if they passed by each other on a sidewalk 50 years later.
    Hard to believe, but maybe so considering a 19 year jacked on adrenaline while someone slides yards away firing a couple of 20MM cannons and a few MG’s at you. I freak out when some idiot sweeps me with a .22 when I’m down range hanging targets ;)
     
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