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

Cover previewThe content of Part II follows the outline of Part I, with rules and detailed descriptions of colour patterns applied to Fw 190D-9s and D-13s built by the type’s licence manufacturers, i.e., the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Weserflug (Arb. Roland), Mimetall Erfurt and Fieseler Kassel. Separate chapters are dedicated to the influence of repair work on the final appearance of aircraft, and the comparison of different Doras in single units at a specific time.
There is also a “bonus” chapter of a slightly different form, dealing with the detailed analysis of the development of the Fw 190D with Daimler-Benz DB 603 engines, including the Fw 190D-14 and D-15.
The book is fully documented with extracts from original documents, black & white, and colour photographs, as well as numerous colour schemes and colour profiles. It is completed with a comprehensive loss list of the entire Arbeitsgemeinschaft Weserflug, Mimetall Erfurt and Fieseler Kassel production.
Highly recommended for all students of WW II aerial warfare, Fw 190 fans, and modellers.

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

28. 1. 2008, 6:34
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Cat emblem on 190D, Part II
from: Walter Lamb
Hi Eric, Noticed the arching cat emblem on the cowling of the unidentified FW 190D on page 434 and I knew I'd seen it somewhere before. There's a profile of this aircraft in the Japanese publication "Aero Detail 2: FW 190D, on page 50. Here's the caption to that illustration, "RLM 75/83 uppersurface, RLM 76 undersurface. The personal marking (a cat) was red with white outline. Yellow and red RVG band."
This indicates a JG 301 machine, but gives nothing else to go on. Perhaps you could contact them for any other possible details.
A French book, "Le Focke Wulf 190" , by Jean Yves Lorant et Jean Bernard Frappe, Docavia/Editions Lariviere #15 (1981), Also has the same photo (page 358) and lists the machine with 7./JG 301, the pilot was Fahnrich Hagen Forster, doesn't mention colors though. Cover painting is also of this particuler aircraft (cat is red here too), but shows no tactical number either. Hope this is of some help.
31. 1. 2008, 13:26
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Re: Cat emblem on 190D, Part II
from: Eric Larger    to: Walter Lamb
Hello Walter

thanks for your post . I know all references you mentionned . In fact this picture is one of several reported having been taken in March 1945 , depicting machines of 7./JG301. The Fw 190D-9 with the cat is one of these machines but up to now nobody (even former pilots of the unit) did not remember which yellow tactical number was applied on the fuselage sides . That is why also we choose not to present a reconstructed profile .

All the best

Eric Larger

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