Focke-wulf FW 190D-13 Dora

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  1. sparks

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    Took these pics along with the RAT at the Flying Heritage Collection in Everett WA.

    The last of its kind. Jerry Crandel wrote a book about the plane.
     

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    Very nice pictures. The Rata is a meanlooking little booger.
     
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    COOL shots! :thumbleft:

    Love the paintjob on the Dora 8)
     
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    That plane has one helluva a load out,can't find much on how many kills it had but will keep looking.

    Thanks for the nice comments
     
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    Nice pics. Beautiful aircraft.
     
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    Beautiful pics - what an aircraft. What wouldn't you give to bend the throttle forward on that thing on a cool Autumn morning???
     
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    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    How many Doras are displayed in USA?
     
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    Beautiful aircraft and lovely pics!
     
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    Two I believe. The D-13 and a D-9 at the Air Force Museum. Until recently they had their wings switched.
     
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    There are only 3 known Doras surviving today.

    Fw 190D-13 at the at the Flying Heritage Museum in Everette, Washington.
    Fw 109D-9 at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.
    Fw 190D-9 at the Luftwaffe Museum in Berlin, Germany. (Currently being restored).
     
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    LOVE the Dora!:D:D:D
     
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    Willi Reschke sat in one of them guess in 90´s.
    Thought it was in Phoenix, AZ...
     
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    WoW very nice pictures indeed sparks thanks for sharing :D
    the dora now that's an aircraft and then some.
     
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    Wow, only 3 left. That's tragic.

    Great pics sparks, thanks for sharing!
     
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    #16 seesul, Oct 30, 2009
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    That's awesome! Where's this machine located? Is it or will it be flyable?
     
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    That is the D-13 that is pictured in this thread. It is located in Everett, Washington.
     
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    Quick question, Did JG53 fly doras? Or is that the same insignia on the side?
     
  20. seesul

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    Kris, don´t you know if they have ever flew it?
    It´s nice to see those birds in the air but I prefer static display. It is too dangereous to fly them and it´s a great risk. These birds deserve to stay in the museums for the future generations.
     
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