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YOU CAN'T!!!!!! Be right back........................................................A wing spar can't just be shortened without major structural changes. It would be like sawing through all of home's floor joists to run a heating duct.
Can you tell where is it stated that the equipment kit R5 equipment kit is the one with the wing tanks? I've never read that anywhere. Actually most people haven't.Spar was not shortened. MW 50 tank was supposed to be installed behind the pilot on the Fw 190D. Wing fuel tanks (4 bags total) were supposed to be installed on the D12/R5 and D13/R5.
Ta 152H-1 and on were supposed to have the GM-1 tank behind the pilot, 5 fuel bags in the wings, and one MW 50 bag tank in the wing. Ta-152C was supposed to have MW 50 tank behind the pilot, and 6 fuel bag tanks in the wings.
Yes, too many 'were supposed to' - ww2 was ending too fast for the late-war German hardware.
I just read that and that lateral "stringers" were to take the load which is normally on the spars. Whatever that means..,? And if such a measure was just as solid..?
Can you tell where is it stated that the equipment kit R5 equipment kit is the one with the wing tanks? I've never read that anywhere. Actually most people haven't.
Thank you! Not even the people on flugzeugforum.de, the premier German aviation site seem to know about it.Lateral sringers were already on the wing of the Fw 190s from the day one, at least when it is about the 'normal' wing (ie. not about the small wing as one the 1st prototypes). Can be seen here, for example. Or here ( the 'imperfect z' or 's' profiles are the lateral stringers):
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Most people are not on this forum to begin with
My source is the 'Fw 190A - Fw 190D Dora - Ta 152' book by Rodeike, pg. 405.
Thank you! Not even the people on flugzeugforum.de, the premier German aviation site seem to know about it.
I hope you don't mind when I post this information on another forum/group.
tomo pauk . As you arguably know quite a bit, do you happen to know if it was ever planned to install boosted ailerons into the late Focke Wulf fighters?
Thanks for the info. I just recall that someone mentioned that the hydraulic system related to the undercarriage retracting mechanism where the electric system had been replaced by hydraulics. So that might be it but then again it was possible to install boosted ailerons in any fighter.The German-language Wikipedia has the 190D-13 as the one with hydraulic-boosted controls, that were supposedly planned also for the Ta-152:
Darüber hinaus wurde in der D-13 ein hydraulisches System zur Unterstützung der Ruder eingeführt, das später auch in der Ta 152 verbaut werden sollte.
One late-marque 190D is in a museum in the USA, perhaps sending them an e-mail might be worth it?