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JG4_Bendwick
02-24-2004, 05:51 PM
I have uploaded the pics of the FW 190/A6. I hope very much Dynamicbass can send us more. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

www.Jagdgeschwader4.de (http://www.Jagdgeschwader4.de)

Klick in the office on the window and select the 190, scroll down and select:

"Fotos der Focke Wulf FW 190A-6 des South African Military Museum in Johannesburg"!

Very nice pics Dynamicbass... THX again

JG4_Bendwick
02-24-2004, 05:51 PM
I have uploaded the pics of the FW 190/A6. I hope very much Dynamicbass can send us more. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

www.Jagdgeschwader4.de (http://www.Jagdgeschwader4.de)

Klick in the office on the window and select the 190, scroll down and select:

"Fotos der Focke Wulf FW 190A-6 des South African Military Museum in Johannesburg"!

Very nice pics Dynamicbass... THX again

ElfunkoI
02-24-2004, 10:41 PM
I can't navigate your sit worth a damn. I tried the other day also. When I click the window to the left it just gives pilot roster.

DynamicBass
02-25-2004, 12:33 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by JG4_Bendwick:
I have uploaded the pics of the FW 190/A6. I hope very much Dynamicbass can send us more. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.Jagdgeschwader4.de



Bendwick, thanks for hosting them. They are not the best of pics, as mentioned I happened to visit when they were moving them and I thought 'great I can take some pics from all angles and all around them for a change!'

The gentleman comming towards me in the 2nd photo stopped me, so that was that.

BTW the werknommer for the crashed Bf109 E3 in the museum, is 1289 and was piloted by Unteroffizier Heinz Wolf of JG 26 when he crash landed it on the 28th of November 1940 in Sussex, England. It is suspected that he ran out of fuel(where are those drop tanks when you need them? Hey Goering??). It was manufactured by Erla Maschinenwerk GmbH, Leipzig on the 3/7/1939.

There is more of a story to the other German aircraft at the Museum - Fw 190A-6, Me 262B-1a/U1, Bf 109 F2 and some other small pieces. I will send you their full info via E-mail when I send you their pic's

As I live close by, I will certainly go back to photograph some more soon!

Once again thanks.

Regards,
Dynamicbass


"Fotos der Focke Wulf FW 190A-6 des South African Military Museum in Johannesburg"!

Der_Schnitter_t
02-25-2004, 02:31 AM
Is that a Me-262 trainer version in the background? The longer cockpit makes it look like it.

http://hometown.aol.de/Deathbrng/262sig.jpg

JG4_Bendwick
02-25-2004, 05:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ElfunkoI:
I can't navigate your sit worth a damn. I tried the other day also. When I click the window to the left it just gives pilot roster.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think you dont use (1024*768). The HP is optimized for 1024*768 because the background pic. Im working to find a solution for other screens.

JG4_Bendwick
02-25-2004, 05:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Der_Schnitter_t:
Is that a Me-262 trainer version in the background? The longer cockpit makes it look like it.

http://hometown.aol.de/Deathbrng/262sig.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Its a Me262B-1a/U1 -Nightfighter- (W.Nr.110305)

DynamicBass
02-25-2004, 03:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Der_Schnitter_t:
Is that a Me-262 trainer version in the background? The longer cockpit makes it look like it.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It is a 2 seater nightfighter that was converted to this role, as an interem measure from a 2 seater trainer. The Fug 218 Neptun V airborne interception radar are just hidden by the palm tree in the photo.

So in a way you are correct. The definetive night fighter variant was the Me 262B-2a with a lengthened fuselage to house additional fuel that was to be produced (some references say that only 2 were ever made).

Of the Me 262B-1a/U1 as pictured in the photograph, I have read that only about 15 were made and that this is the last remaining one in the world today.

It is in excellent condition and after the pics I spent about 2 hours walking around it and the Fw 190 A6 inspecting and touching them.(that sounded naughty... in more than one way!)

The finishing details on both aircraft are excellent and in no way did I see any rivet, panel or finish that looked shoddy or hastely done as one would expect in the last months of the war.

As mentioned above I will take some more detailed photo's at a later date that should be of interest to some PPL out there.

Also as a side note, when they were restoring the Fw 190 A6 a few years back they discovered a few 12.7 mm sized bullet holes in the fuselage and tail!(some patched) So this one had very definatley seen combat.

DynamicBass
02-28-2004, 06:18 AM
I have just dig up some older pic's (of the other aircraft)that I took a while back... Will be sending them soon.

Dynamicbass