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    FW 190 D-FWMV (ex-Tom Blair) flies again, 2nd maiden after being grounded

    Flugwerk FW 190 D-FWMV (formerly with Tom Blair at Duxford) took to the skies again at Braunschweig Airport on Tuesday, 05.11.2013. After a rebuilt and new silver paintwork at MeierMotors there was an issue with very shabby and faulty riveting on the wings. After only few flights the aircraft was grounded by the LBA. Now the FW 190 is airworthy again, hope to see her regularly in future. Below is the link to pics taken before, during and after the first flight in Braunschweig on 05.11.2013.

    http://forum.luftfahrtclubbraunschwe...bwe-t3458.html


    Enjoy,
    Michael
    Last edited by redvanner; 7th November 2013, 10:03.

    #2
    I find it worrying to think a new build already had " shabby and faulty riveting on the wings" .Nice to see it back safely in the air.

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      #3
      Good photos, plane looks great. Thanks for the link redvanner.

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        #4
        The polished engine cowling and prop spinner looks Fab. The polished rudder though seems to show up the imperfections. Is its engine a Jumo 222d ? Overall I think I prefer the original Camouflage Livery. Seems to give the aircraft that more fierce look. Great to see its flying, well done to all involved.
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          #5
          Originally posted by Bombgone View Post
          The polished engine cowling and prop spinner looks Fab. The polished rudder though seems to show up the imperfections. Is its engine a Jumo 222d ? Overall I think I prefer the original Camouflage Livery. Seems to give the aircraft that more fierce look. Great to see its flying, well done to all involved.
          No, engine is an ASh 82T, in fact the Chinese licence production of it, used in many Russian and Chinese planes, like the Ilyushin Il 14 and several other transport and passenger planes.

          Michael

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            #6
            Not too sure about the "salute" in the third picture down. Fine job though.

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              #7
              Originally posted by ozplane View Post
              Not too sure about the "salute" in the third picture down. Fine job though.
              If it were, what you might suspect, it would be totally wrong. Left arm instead of right, so not to be misunderstood. I take it as a friendly wave to the onlookers, nothing else to be seen there IMHO.

              Michael

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                #8
                Great to see this aircraft back in the air again. Although a standard Luftwaffe scheme would look good, the silver look is pretty stunning and reminiscent of some works prototype finishes.

                Have to say though that I had to double take the last photo...I thought he had bellied in during the landing!!

                Regards;
                Steve

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                  #9
                  It looks like a straightforward wave to me and I think any suggestion otherwise is distasteful.

                  A nice looking machine, well done to all!

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                    #10
                    What a wonderful looking aircraft.
                    On another note I spent 19 years in Germany, and remarks like the one a few posts above, make me ashamed to be a "Brit", this forum is about enjoying aircraft, keep the political remarks out.

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                      #11
                      So the FW190 was designed as a tool of the Nazi regime and undoubtedly used slave labour in the construction of the genuine article .Therefore we should celebrate the warplane and condemn anyone who mistakes an arm wave as a salute ! What a strange world we live in!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by David Burke View Post
                        So the FW190 was designed as a tool of the Nazi regime and undoubtedly used slave labour in the construction of the genuine article .Therefore we should celebrate the warplane and condemn anyone who mistakes an arm wave as a salute ! What a strange world we live in!
                        OMG David Burke.............you need to get out more.............an aeroplane is an aeroplane, good or bad, lovely or ugly, iconic or 'just another one. Kurt Tank could have come from any country. It happened to be Germany and...yes we know all the bad things etc..etc. But D-FWMV is a fantastic aeroplane in its own right... wave, salute or whatever...get over it !!!!
                        'Where the hell have you been?'

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Duggy View Post
                          What a wonderful looking aircraft.
                          On another note I spent 19 years in Germany, and remarks like the one a few posts above, make me ashamed to be a "Brit", this forum is about enjoying aircraft, keep the political remarks out.
                          Couldn't agree more. Its all about the engineering aspect, but as with some threads, politics seem to creep in and spoil it. Would we have progressed this far technically had it not been for the War machine? I suppose we may have done by now. What do you think?
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                            #14
                            Confused - where's the Lang Nasen? Were there short nosed Doras?

                            [Edit] Ah oops - the D is part of the registration?
                            Last edited by Smith; 8th November 2013, 11:47.
                            never fear, Smith is here

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                              #15
                              Xtangomike -I couldn't care less if the pilot did any kind of salute ! I think the reality is that we glorify some parts of the Nazi regime and find other parts distasteful . The aircraft (FW-190) was a part of that regime -it wasn't designed by Kurt Tank for air displays -so whether you feel it's completely separate or not -it isn't !

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by ozplane View Post
                                Not too sure about the "salute" in the third picture down. Fine job though.
                                I think you put too much milk on your breakfast cereal young man. Go and stand in the corner.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by David Burke View Post
                                  So the FW190 was designed as a tool of the Nazi regime and undoubtedly used slave labour in the construction of the genuine article .Therefore we should celebrate the warplane and condemn anyone who mistakes an arm wave as a salute ! What a strange world we live in!
                                  Give us a break FFS.

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                                    #18
                                    As We Were Saying....

                                    AAaaaaanyway;- Great photos and great to see such a mammoth project back in the air where it belongs.

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                                      #19
                                      Glad you think I'm a young man Snoopy. I bet I've got a few more grey hairs than you. You will note that I didn't make any comment about the salute/wave and I'm sure it was the latter. However, having worked in Germany, I am aware of how sensitive the Germans are about anything that even vaguely reminds them of the Nazi regime and who can blame them. That is why I was surprised to see this photograph published and that is all! I do remember going to an airshow in Bavaria when a Ju 52 arrived from the UK with a swastika on the tail and the comments in the crowd which amounted to "das is verboten in Deutschland".

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                                        #20
                                        Having worked in Gemany as well - its a strange paradox that the swastika is banned yet at places like Sinsheim you can see an aircraft painted in Luftwaffe wartime markings that has no connnection with Germany at all!

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