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|caption=145843 in RAF colour scheme.<ref name="WP Fw190 UK">[http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/f/451/9/0 Wing Palette]</ref>
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|designation=Focke-Wulf Fw 190
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|version=Fw 190A-4/U8
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|originalid=Red 9
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|capturedate=May 20th, 1943
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|captureplace=Manston
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|newid(s)=PM679
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[[File:WN_145843_02.jpg|thumb|300px|145843 in RAF colour scheme.<ref name="WP Fw190 UK">[http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/f/451/9/0 Wing Palette]</ref>]]
 
 
'''Werk Nr 145843''' was a [[:Category:Focke-Wulf Fw 190|Focke-Wulf 190A-4/U8]]
 
   
 
=History=
 
=History=
Built by Arado at Warnemünde,<ref>[http://fw190.hobbyvista.com/werkn.htm Fw 190 Production list]</ref> 145843 was allocated to Ufz. Heinz Ehrhardt, who mistakenly landed at Manston on May 20th, 1943. {{#tag: ref|[[File:WN_145843_01.jpg|thumb|200px|145843 in original colour scheme.<ref name="WP Fw190 UK"/>]] On arrival at Manston, this aircraft had a heavy black distemper coat obscuring all insignia on the fuselage, fin and undersides except for a red 9. This appears to have been applied by brush, not sprayed on.|group="N"}} Piloted by J. A. Storrar (?). Farnborough, on 15 July 1943, this aircraft was soon sporting an 'A' scheme finish of Dark Earth/Dark Green/Yellow, and had the serial PM679 applied.{{#tag: ref| At some point the spinner appears to have been repainted a light colour.<ref name="WP Fw190 UK"/>|group="N"}}
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Built by Arado at Warnemünde,<ref>[http://fw190.hobbyvista.com/werkn.htm Fw 190 Production list]</ref> 145843 was allocated to Ufz. Heinz Ehrhardt, who mistakenly landed in England. {{#tag: ref|[[File:WN_145843_01.jpg|thumb|200px|145843 in original colour scheme.<ref name="WP Fw190 UK"/>]] This aircraft had a heavy black distemper coat obscuring all insignia on the fuselage, fin and undersides except for a red 9. This appears to have been applied by brush, not sprayed on.|group="N"}} Piloted by J. A. Storrar (?). Farnborough, on 15 July 1943, this aircraft was soon sporting an 'A' scheme finish of Dark Earth/Dark Green/Yellow, and had RAF serial applied.{{#tag: ref| At some point the spinner appears to have been repainted a light colour.<ref name="WP Fw190 UK"/>|group="N"}}
   
 
On 7th February 1944, the aircraft was used by AFDU pilot Leonard Thorne for a 30 minute comparative flight against [[:Category:North American P-51 Mustang|Mustang III]] FZ107, followed by similar flights with a Tempest on the 10th, and a [[:Category:Supermarine Spitfire|Spitfire]] on the 29th.<ref name="AVUAW">{{A Very Unusual Air War}}</ref>
 
On 7th February 1944, the aircraft was used by AFDU pilot Leonard Thorne for a 30 minute comparative flight against [[:Category:North American P-51 Mustang|Mustang III]] FZ107, followed by similar flights with a Tempest on the 10th, and a [[:Category:Supermarine Spitfire|Spitfire]] on the 29th.<ref name="AVUAW">{{A Very Unusual Air War}}</ref>
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Latest revision as of 23:29, 15 May 2018

History[]

Built by Arado at Warnemünde,[2] 145843 was allocated to Ufz. Heinz Ehrhardt, who mistakenly landed in England. [N 1] Piloted by J. A. Storrar (?). Farnborough, on 15 July 1943, this aircraft was soon sporting an 'A' scheme finish of Dark Earth/Dark Green/Yellow, and had RAF serial applied.[N 2]

On 7th February 1944, the aircraft was used by AFDU pilot Leonard Thorne for a 30 minute comparative flight against Mustang III FZ107, followed by similar flights with a Tempest on the 10th, and a Spitfire on the 29th.[3]

Notes[]

  1. 145843 in original colour scheme.[1]

    This aircraft had a heavy black distemper coat obscuring all insignia on the fuselage, fin and undersides except for a red 9. This appears to have been applied by brush, not sprayed on.
  2. At some point the spinner appears to have been repainted a light colour.[1]

Sources[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wing Palette
  2. Fw 190 Production list
  3. A Very Unusual Air War: From Dunkirk to the AFDU - The Diary and Log Book of Test Pilot Leonard Thorne, 1940-45. Editors: Gill Griffin, Barry Griffin. The History Press, 2013. ISBN 0752497286