Fw190 torpedo variant!

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  1. vinnye

    vinnye Member

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    I saw a model Airfix kit of this and was not sure if this was a real variant or a made up one?
    So I did some digging around and found this photo -
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    It was tried but I don't think it went operational.
     
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    Three prototypes were built. The picture posted is of the second of these. It's a Fw 190 A-5/U14,TD+SI,W.Nr 0871. It first flew in June 1943. The other two were SS+GF,W.Nr 1282 and TD+SJ W.Nr 0872

    Two other prototypes,designated U15,were also built,VL+EQ and probably DZ+LW . This was an "upgraded" version. One of them (VL+EQ) was later used to test the Bohm and Voss Bv 246 "hagelkorn" guided missile.

    Cheers

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    Thanks for the information Stona.
    The fact that there were only prototypes used for testing and not widely used for anti shipping would explain why I had not seen them before.
     
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