FW190 D9

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Der fliegende Jäger
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FW190 D9

Post by Der fliegende Jäger » 13 Jun 2021 01:06

By the time the Dora hit production and actually got out to squadrons were there experienced pilots to even fly them?

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Re: FW190 D9

Post by von thoma » 14 Jun 2021 10:04

If you search for names.
Some experienced pilots flew FW 190 D-9 and Ta 154, Gerhard Barkhorn and Josef Priller for example.
In 1944 many crews have flown old versions of FW 190, young pilots with NCO ranks were incorporated to Jagdgeschwaders.
Gerhard Michalski was known in 'Reichsverteidigung' operating D-9 with Geschwaderkommodore tactical markings.
Hans Ulrich Rudel made use of a Dora 9 of the Stab.
In the JV 44, D-9 s and D-11 s, painted with a red belly, covered the jets during landing and take off maneuvers.
His contribution was meager due to the late dates on which he operated ( 1944 August – 1945 April ), combat losses and
bombings caused delays in deliveries from assembly plants and later hitting oil refineries, decreasing the operating capacity of
the units dedicated to the defense of the Reich.
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Re: FW190 D9

Post by Der fliegende Jäger » 15 Jun 2021 19:51

von thoma wrote:
14 Jun 2021 10:04
If you search for names.
Some experienced pilots flew FW 190 D-9 and Ta 154, Gerhard Barkhorn and Josef Priller for example.
In 1944 many crews have flown old versions of FW 190, young pilots with NCO ranks were incorporated to Jagdgeschwaders.
Gerhard Michalski was known in 'Reichsverteidigung' operating D-9 with Geschwaderkommodore tactical markings.
Hans Ulrich Rudel made use of a Dora 9 of the Stab.
In the JV 44, D-9 s and D-11 s, painted with a red belly, covered the jets during landing and take off maneuvers.
His contribution was meager due to the late dates on which he operated ( 1944 August – 1945 April ), combat losses and
bombings caused delays in deliveries from assembly plants and later hitting oil refineries, decreasing the operating capacity of
the units dedicated to the defense of the Reich.
Awesome! Thank you for the insight definitely intriguing.

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