Newly manufactured FW 190 A8/N

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Newly manufactured FW 190 A8/N

Post by Ranger » 15 Feb 2003 21:49

A German company (Flug Werk GmbH) is currently producing FW 190 A models (Similar to the American Me 262 project) that are 98% identical to the originals.

The planes are sold as "fast build" kits. Where basically the purchaser does no fabrication only assembly and paint.
Cost around $550,000.

http://www.flugwerk.de/new/fw190/fw190.shtm
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Post by Korbius » 15 Feb 2003 22:47

I guess I'll get a couple of these babies, and instead of painting my 1/72 scale F-190s, I'll paint the real size ones :P

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Post by Ranger » 15 Feb 2003 23:51

Get one of these and one of the new 262s so you can have them parked side by side in your garage :wink:

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Post by paddywhack » 16 Feb 2003 01:23

il have 3 please!!!! or imagine find that kit in your stocking at christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 8O 8O :lol: :P

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 16 Feb 2003 01:39

What to get for the man who has everything...

I dont' know about abroad, but in Denmark Interflora (a florist shop) has the motto 'remember what flowers can do'...

Christian

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Post by Erich » 17 Feb 2003 01:55

You mentioned the Fw 190A-8/N

N for Neptun radar, either FuG 217 or FuG 218. Where is it ? don;t see a completed a/c in your scan......

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guns?

Post by gabriel pagliarani » 17 Feb 2003 10:06

Also the guns are not mounted..obviously. Probably all radio equipment is up to date. This fine plane can be compared to a true Fw like a Mustang to a Chevalier.

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Post by Tim Smith » 17 Feb 2003 13:14

WOW!!! She's a beauty!

I guess they won't build 109's this way, since the 109 wouldn't meet modern safety standards?

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Post by Maple 01 » 17 Feb 2003 13:23

N for Neptun radar, either FuG 217 or FuG 218. Where is it ?
No mate, the N stands for 'new build' (neu bau?)

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Post by Ranger » 18 Feb 2003 01:52

Yes the "N" is for New build, I guess I should have made that clear.

Also as stated above this a/c isn't a 100 percent copy of a wartime FW 190 . The major differences being the omission of guns and ammunition (obviously), Radio equipment being different and the steel armor plate being replaced with aluminum, resulting in this a/c being approximately 450Kg lighter than it's war time counter part.

The new a/c also has an improved fuel capacity of 230 liters over the originals, this combined with the lighter weight greatly increases the range.

Never the less the company claims that the air frame is 98% identical to the war time FWs with near identical performance.

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Post by Erich » 18 Feb 2003 15:44

Sorry guys, just went by it's war-time nomenclature.

wonderful and clean and beautiful lines of the Würger. I hope they hae quite a bit of success with this.

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Post by Mark V » 18 Feb 2003 15:56

Ranger wrote: Also as stated above this a/c isn't a 100 percent copy of a wartime FW 190 . The major differences being the omission of guns and ammunition (obviously), Radio equipment being different and the steel armor plate being replaced with aluminum, resulting in this a/c being approximately 450Kg lighter than it's war time counter part.
.... and replacing BMW 801 engine with Russian Shvetsov Ash-82FN - engine which during WW2 propelled the adversary - La-5FN and La-7 !!

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Post by gabriel pagliarani » 19 Feb 2003 16:13

..I was just asking myself what kind of fuel had to replace the original feeding the BMW engine...therefore actual FW-Shvetsov burns std. 140 N.O.R.M. "avio" fuel! No MW-50 methilic alcohol, nor GM-1 peroxide injection... :cry: No dangerous life and half beauty has lost.

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