Focke Wulf unknown projects

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  1. hesham

    hesham New Member

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    Hi,

    here is two unknown Focke Wulf transport projects,can anyone ID them ?.

    FW-Trans-Ozean_1.jpg

    FW-Trans-Ozean_2.jpg
     
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    Haven't seen those myself... where did you find them?
     
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    Discussion about the 'trans ozean' projects.
     
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    Kind of looks like the Breda-Zappata BZ.308
     
  7. hesham

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    I suggested before,it was Focke Wulf P.197,which came after P.195 transport project,but I am not
    sure.
     
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    Cheers for the links guys!

    Hesham's link seems to indicate these are designs or ideas for a civilian version of the 'Fw 400', if I understand correctly.

    I haven't heard of the 'Fw 400' before, but the Ta 400 design (a 6 engined anti shipping bomber, quite different to the designs above) did exist and even progressed to wind tunnel testing. It was abandoned in 1944 in favour of the emergency fighter project (according to 'Bombers of the Luftwaffe' by Joachim Dressel and Manfried Griehl)

    Shame there are no pics in Tomo's link, though the 'Projekt B' mentioned possibly refers to the 'Fw 300' of Hesham's.

    Focke-Wulf Ta 400:

    STA51274.JPG
     
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    #9 hesham, Jan 18, 2013
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    Hi A4K,

    do you mean,those aircraft a projects developed from FW.400 ?.
     
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    That's the way I understand it...

    My German is very rusty, but this is a rough translation: (maybe someone else can confirm?)

    'What if?

    Imagine the Fw 400 project had been developed into a long-range aircraft design. One could easily have flown over Siberia to his allies in Tokyo.
    In the Super Condor, Berlin - Tokyo with Lufthansa!'

    Evan
     
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    I am sure,the answer will appear after a friend to me comes from his journey.
     
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    Keep us posted!
     
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    Ok A4K,

    but I suspect in FW.300.
     
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    Hi,

    may be A4K is right,and those aircraft developed from FW.300

    fw300_3d_zps456cfed1.jpg
     
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    Interesting! Wonder if it would have gone into production had the Germans won the war...

    Cheers for posting mate!
     
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    That ta-400 picture is it just me or do the outermost engines on the wings seem smaller than the others?
     
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    The engines are the same size, the nacelles behind them are not.
     
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    That is right.
     
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    Hi,

    I ask my friend Richard about those aircraft,but he knows them only as a trans-ocean aircraft,with
    no designation,we don't know their P series.
     
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    Just asking in case you know....I know they sometimes did different interesting things with landing gear (the He 177 for instance) is this for 2 sets of landing gear under each wing to spread the load?
     
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