Focke-Wulf aircraft projects list

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  1. Madcap

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    #1 Madcap, Aug 24, 2011
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    I'm trying to produce a list of the production, prototype and project aircraft of Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau GmbH from 1933-1945, basically the Third Reich era. So far I've finished (as far as I am aware) with the production and protoype aircraft, but am having trouble deciphering the Focke-Wulf projects as they didn't have an in house designation system as most of the other manufacturers. I've used online sources to try to verify or fill in the gaps but I don't trust some of the sites as they contradict each other or my books.

    I'm making seperate lists of the variants of each individual aircraft type (is this the best way to do it?) Below is what i've done so far and a bibliography. Forgive me for the mess with the second part of the list, I am in the middle of trying to sort out the Entwurf and Project aircrafts.

    Fw 42 Twin-engined medium bomber project, 1929.
    Fw 44 Stieglitz Biplane trainer, 1932.
    Fw 56 Stösser Advanced trainer, 1933.
    Fw 57 Fighter project, 1935.
    Fw 58 Weihe Transport, photo reconnaissance and weather research aircraft, 1937.
    Fw 61 Helicopter, 1936.
    Fw 62 Reconnaissance floatplane, 1937.
    Fw 159 Fighter aircraft, prototype stage only, 1935.
    Fw 160 Four-engined bomber with a twin-boom, tail design.
    Fw 186 One-man liaison and reconnaissance autogyro, 1937.
    Fw 187 Falke Two-seat heavy day fighter, 1936.
    Fw 188 Reconnaissance aircraft, prototype only, 1939.
    Fw 189 Uhu Three-seat tactical reconnaissance and army co-operation aircraft, 1938.
    Fw 190 Würger Single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber, 1939.
    Fw 191 Medium bomber, 1942.
    Fw 200 Condor Multi-engined passenger aircraft and maritime patrol-bomber, 1937.
    Fw 300 Long-range civil airliner, transport, reconnaissance and anti-ship aircraft, 1942.
    Ta 152 Interceptor/fighter, 1944.
    Ta 153 Interceptor/fighter, 1944.
    Ta 154 Moskito Two-seat night-fighter, 1943.
    Ta 183 Huckebein Jet-powered fighter project, 1945.
    Ta 254 Proposed development of Ta 154,
    Ta 283 Single-seat fighter powered by Walter rocket engine and two Pabst ramjets.
    Ta 400 Six-engined, long-range strategic bomber, 1943.


    Triebflügel Single-seat vertical take-off and landing tailsitter interceptor, 1944.
    TO-Projekt Trans Ocean project, 1941.
    03.10206 Series Long-range strategic bomber projects, 1944.
    03.10221-15 Large-capacity strategic transport, 1941.
    03.10225 Long-range maritime bomber, 1944.
    1000x1000x1000 Series Fast bomber design study, 1944.
    03.10251 Series Jet-propelled night and bad-weather fighter
    P I Single-seat jet-propelled fighter, 1943. Jumo 004
    P II
    P III
    P V
    P VI HeS 011A
    P VII Single-seat jet-propelled fighter, 1944.
    Unnamed Single-seat fighter with BMW 802 engine, 1941.
    Unnamed Single-seat fighter with BMW 803 engine, 1941.
    Unnamed Fighter and fighter-bomber with Jumo 222C/D, 1942.
    Entwurf 1 Single-seat fighter powered Jumo 004 turbojet. Project, 1943.
    Entwurf 2 (P II) Single-seat turbo-jet powered fighter project, 1943.
    Entwurf 3 (P III) Single-seat turbo-jet powered fighter project, 1943.

    Bibliography
    Axis Aircraft of World War II, David Monday
    German Air Projects 1935 - 1945 Vol 3, Marek Rys
    German Aircraft of World War II, Edited by David Donald
    Luftwaffe Secret Projects, Fighters, Walter Schick and Ingolf Meyer
    Luftwaffe Secret Projects, Ground Attack Special Purpose Aircraft, Dieter Herwig and Heinz Rode
    Luftwaffe Secret Projects, Strategic Bombers 1935 - 1945, Dieter Herwig and Heinz Rode
    Luftwaffe Advanced Aircraft Projects to 1945 Volume 1 2, Ingolf Meyer

    I am wondering if anyone can help with definate info on the projects especialy from the TO-Projekt onwards, any help would be appreciated :).
     
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    #2 hern07, Aug 25, 2011
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    Have you checked Green's Warplanes of the Third Reich? I usually go there for anything concerning the Luftwaffe.
     
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    hern07 I'll check it out cheers
     
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    German Aircraft of the Second World War by Smith Kay have most if not all listed. It's a great book!

    From the production you are missing:
    FW: 43, 47, 206, 272, 391, 491
    Ta: 259, 281

    For their Projects, this is from page 733 of the book:
     

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    #5 Madcap, Aug 25, 2011
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    Cheers! :p

    I might order it, I have The Junkers aircraft book, and that was a good buy.

    Have you got the earlier or the newer edition? I'm not sure which one to order, I read the new preface on Amazon and it says the majority of the photos from the earlier edition are not in the new one for one reason or another.
     
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    Nice work Madcap and Dave... a few types there I hadn't heard of!
     
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    As a subset of what you're looking for, there's a very interesting shop-loading chart prepared by the FW Planning Dept showing the production plans for various FW190 and Ta152 subtypes from March to December 1945 contained in "The Focke-Wulf Ta 152" by Thomas Hitchcock.
     
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    vikingBeserker Thanks for scanning and posting the projects list, appreciated, I ordered the book after you told me about it after your 'review'.

    A4K I've got a few more manufacturers lists if you're interested; Arado; Gotha; Heinkel; and Junkers.

    Crimea River whats a shop-loading chart? :)
     
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    Basically a graph with time on the bottom against number of people up the side. It shows the number of people dedicated to the production of particular units in the factory at any given time.
     
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    Thanks I did check on the net but I got a graph as the answer but thought it was wrong. :)
     
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