Fw-190/Ta- 152 questions...

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  1. B-17engineer

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    Hi all.

    I was on a long car ride today going to Gettysburg and I read a lot. I have some specific questions on the Fw-190.

    What was the point of the V-1 Ducted Spinner?

    Why did the BMW 801 engine replace the 139?

    Why did the 190 have such a wide-track undercarriage?

    What adjustments were made to the 190 A-5/U14? Because I see some things like the tail wheel being higher, anything besides that?

    Did the Ta-152's naming have anything to do with Kurt Tank?

    I have more... but I think these are my most wanted to ask questions. :D

    Many thanks
     
  2. Erich

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    yes the Ta 152 Tank was in honour of the design man himself Kurt Tank
     
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    What was the point of the V-1 Ducted Spinner? Aerodynamics

    Why did the 190 have such a wide-track undercarriage?Experience/feedback from the many gorund accidents suffered by 109's due to the narrow undercarriage
     
  4. B-17engineer

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    Thanks guys!!
     
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    The A-5/U14 was a test (versuch) project only.
    She was an Fw 190A-5 modified to carry an LTF5b Torpedo on adapted ETC501 fueslage rack, with enlarged fin and extended tail wheel leg for ground clearance of the torp.
     
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    Thanks Evan!
     
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    No worries mate!
    Haven't been able to find info to confirm or deny, but I would guess a new arming panel for the torpedo would have to have been added below the instrument panel too, as was the case with the F-8.
     
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    Me neither , hmmm. Does sound plausible though :D
     
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    So how is Gettysburg? I wanna go again, myself!
     
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    I'm having a blast!! Tons of pics for when I get back. There is an area, a quarter of the size of a football field where 1500 men died.
     
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