Focke-Wulf Ta 154
Hailed by the Nazi propoganda machine as 'Germany's Mosquito', the wooden Focke-Wulf Ta 154 had an exellent performance and came near to being a major combat type. Though the whole project posed inherent high risk in the use of wood for the structure of so advanced an aircraft, the success of the British Mosquito, drove the whole project forward. After the breaking up of the second Ta 154A-1 in flight, it was found that, whereas the Tego-Film bonding used in the previous aircraft was satisfactory, the cold glue hastily brought in as an adhesive after destruction by the RAF of the Tego-Film plant contained excess acid which ate away the wood. End of project, end of Ta 154. Source: Composite Profile: Wings Palette http://wp.scn.ru/en/ Info: Fighting Aircraft of World War II Published by Salamander Books Ltd.