Fw 44 in Chinese service

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  1. B-17engineer

    B-17engineer Active Member

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    Was reading around today and found that 20 FW 44's were ordered by the Chinese and modified for combat missions. They participated in the early stage of the Second Sino-Japanese war but all were lost in combat. Curious if anyone has an actual photo of them in Chinese markings, not just a profile. Tried google and there are a lot of profile but not any pictures.

    Also, what were the modifications made?
     
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    I show a total of 19 ( 12 x F's and 7 x J's) being ordered by the Canton Air Force, but taken over by the Nanking Air Force in 1936 and by Jan 1937 there were only 16 left. I only show them as having been used as trainers and cannot find where they were ever assigned to a combat squadron or armed.
     
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    Hmmmm, interesting.

    What happened to those 16 aircraft then I wonder?
     
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    Here's a pix of the Chinese Fw 44

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