Focke-Wulf Ta-153

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    Focke-Wulf Ta 153 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    First time I saw "Ta-153" mentioned I thought it was a typing error for "Ta-152".

    Wikipedia suggests Ta-153 was essentially a new aircraft while Ta-152 was a modified Fw-190.

    What do we know about the Ta-153? Did it have any advantages over Fw-190D and Ta-152?
     
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    Short and sweet...

    Nothing. ;)
     
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    According to Kay Smith, German Aircraft of the Second World War the Ta 153 was similar to the Ta 152C (so Db 603 powered) with a new, long span, high aspect ratio wing.

    One Ta 153 was completed - Fw 190 V32/U1. No mention whether it flew, or not.
     
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    I think the Ta 153 wing design was considered to be an improvement and was adopted for the Ta 152 - basically the Ta 152 was considered to offer most of the advantages of the Ta 153 while minimizing delays.
     
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    What was different about this wing?
     
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    Longer span (than Fw 190/Ta 152C) and high aspect ratio. Apparently.
     
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    From the looks of it, it cannot be a "new" aircraft," but has to be an Fw 190 development. They used a DB engine and possibly new wings, but it was apparently an Fw 190 with a few modifications.
     
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    It would''ve been a "new" aircraft much in the same way the P-51 H was "new": Superficially similar but little parts commonality. Hence Ta 152 was the better option.
     
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