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Fw190F8, Wk. Nr 63801022 Sweden.

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G'day All

 

This time around I've tried to recreate a Luftwaffe Fw190F8R1, Werk Nummer 63801022.

(As usual a big thank you to ICDP for providing his excellent 4K template)

 

First up a little background into the aircraft brief Luftwaffe at service (well least as Wk.Nr 63801022). Fw. Hans-Josef Dietel was tasked to ferry the plane from a repair facility in Halle to Kolberg, for what ever reason he was unable to make Kolberg and ended up landing on Usedom Island, where after waiting for 4 days for fuel set out again, however due to a navigation error he ended up landing in Sweden on the 3rd of February 1945, where both he and the aircraft were interned.

 

A few things drew me to this scheme, first up the aircraft is devoid of any unit marking, only sporting simplified national markings and an 8 digit werk nummer. It seems possible that aircraft was re-manufactured and thus repainted in a late, highly simplified camouflage scheme, with mottling seemingly restricted to just the tail and rudder surfaces, while the joins between cowling, fuselage and tail offer natural barriers between demarcation for the two greys* used, also of note, as is the the blue filled fuselage balkenkreuz (although there is some suggestion that this may be bare metal).

 

*sources tend to differ on the colours used, so I just settled for 74/75/76, along with some partially unpainted under-wing surfaces. 

 

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Although the images provided above mostly show a sanitised aircraft, both skins with and with out Hakenkreuz have been provided. I've also linked a versions of the 63801022 skin without the werk nummer, for use as a generic skin. So just click on the links below to download your desired version or versions.

 

63801022 Haken

63801022 Kein Haken

63801022 Kein Werk Nummer

63801022 Kein Werk Nummer und Haken

 

What no faux hakenkreuz I hear you cry, well my personal preference is to fly historically with the hakenkreuz in place, however when I am denied this for what ever reason, I then prefer to fly sans hakenkreuz entirely, as frankly the faux hakenkreuz personally just irritate me no end, I for one would not miss them at all should they go and would find blank tails a totally acceptable alternative, but again that's just my opinion. 

 

Anyway enjoy.....

 

Cheers

 

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Good work. I’ll admit, when you first teased it, I thought it was pretty bland, but seeing the whole thing and hearing the history behind it makes it fascinating. 

 

Any idea what happened to 63801022 after being interned? 

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58 minutes ago, PB_Cybermat47 said:

Good work. I’ll admit, when you first teased it, I thought it was pretty bland, but seeing the whole thing and hearing the history behind it makes it fascinating. 

 

Any idea what happened to 63801022 after being interned? 

 

 

German markings where crudely over painted with Swede light blue (on all surfaces), it was test flown on the 28/02/45 by Lambert Mueller of the Swedish Air Force, but on the second flight the gear failed to extend and he had to belly land, the plane was then sent to Swedish Air Force test centre for technical examination and static testing, eventually being scrapped in 1947. 

 

So not a illustrious career by any means, but if it was indeed a re-manufactured air frame, then who knows what kind service 63801022 may have seen previously, maybe could have even starting her service life as an A5

 

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