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Bulged cockpit for Fw-190 F8

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Hi Guys,

 

I was delighted that the dev-team choose to add the F8 modification as an extra for the normal A8 model. The one thing that made me wonder though was the cockpit that was used. On most drawings of the F8 one can see that the F8 was equipped with the bulged canopy and ticker headrest.

 

Like this one:

 

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On a lot of real world pictures i can spot quite some F8's with the older canopy. Like these one's

 

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File:Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8 (SA-kuva 155390).jpg

 

There are some pictures with the bulged canopy.

 

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Do you guys think the bulged canopy will be added later (With the D9), or not?

 

Grt M

 

 

Edited by I./ZG1_Martijnvdm

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How do you recognize the first three pictures as F-8s? I can't see the wing bomb racks. The A-8 could mount bombs and have it's outer cannon removed for that matter without being an F-8 necessarily. I agree we should have the bulged canopy for the F-8, maybe even as a mod for the A-8 afaik some late ones had it as well.

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The 2cd photo has what looks like the insignia of I./SG 4.

 

The 3rd photo has a letter code which is used by bombers.

 

That doesn't mean they are F-8s tho.

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On most pictures i can spot the bomb or rocket-racks. Not all, i admit. But it doesn't change the outcome of the argument that much. It would be nice to know if the current A8 and F8 are getting the blown canopy. 

 

Grt M

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Dora is going to have bubble cockpit variant with reinforced bracing. Most Fw190F-8s also had bubble canopy but it would increase significantly the amount of work for dev team so they decided to publish F-8 with classic "fighter" canopy wich was also used by F-8s at the beginning. 

F8 with "fighter" canopy is not perfect but still correct.

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