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Focke-Wulf Fw 190D camouflage & markings, Part I

Cover previewThe Focke-Wulf Fw 190D was one of the most elegant and powerful birds of prey in the European skies at the end of WW II. Similar in conception to “Messerschmitt Bf 109K, camouflage & marking”, this new work provides a thorough insight in the aircraft’s camouflage and marking schemes.
Part I explains the common rules used for camouflaging and marking of the type, and describes in great detail the various colour patterns applied to the different Focke-Wulf built Fw 190D-9 and D-11 production batches.
The book is fully documented with extracts from original documents, black & white, and colour photographs, as well as colour schemes and colour profiles. It is completed with a comprehensive loss list of the entire Focke-Wulf production.
Highly recommended for all students of WW II aerial warfare, Fw 190 fans, and modellers.

Discussion forumFocke-Wulf Fw 190D camouflage & markings, Part I

30. 5. 2008, 5:02
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Additional Fw 190 aircraft of I./EKG(J)?
from: MDriskill
One of my favorite aircraft of this book is w. nr. 211115 of I./EKG(J), "Red 18." Your research in identifying this machine's correct unit is superb! The text mentions that one other aircraft of this unit has been photographed, i.e. Fw 190A "Red 31."

I believe that photos of two other I./EKG(J) machines have been published, but not correctly labeled:

1. Gotterdammerung (Luftwaffe Wrecks and Relics), by Brett Green, Classic Publications 2006. P. 42 shows Fw 190A-9 "19." Author speculates number is red or blue, but does not identify unit. The pale fuselage band, gray tone and style of number, and unusual "moustache" marking appear identical to "Red 18." Entire tail, including w. nr., unfortunately is not visible. Spinner possibly red.

2. Jagdwaffe, Vol 5 Section 2 (War in the East), by Bergstrom and Pegg, Classic Publications 2005. P. 164 has large photo of Fw 190A-8 "17," w. nr. 170412. Author speculates markings are blue, but does not identify unit. Again, all details of fuselage markings appear identical to "Red 18." Spinner appears lighter than 70 and again may be red to match number. This is a very interesting machine with many obvious repairs and overpainting.
4. 6. 2008, 20:18
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Re: Additional Fw 190 aircraft of I./EKG(J)?
from: Tomáš Poruba   to: MDriskill
Good evening,

I have to say, you are absolutely right. Both planes from your message are very probably from a same unit, e.i. Erg. KG(J).
We plan to make a special study about the unit and to add it to a row of publications "Luftwaffe over Czech Territory 1945". More planes from the unit are known and its a short history is fascinating too.

Warmest regards

Tomáš Poruba
6. 6. 2008, 0:59
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Re:Re: Additional Fw 190 aircraft of I./EKG(J)?
from: MDriskill   to: Tomáš Poruba
Tomas, that is very exciting news! I own all of Luftwaffe Over Czech Territory series, so any additions to it will be very welcome indeed.

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