Long Nose FW.190?

JDCAVE

Senior Airman
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Aug 17, 2007
I note an entry in the 11-Group ORB (AIR 25/196) for 25-March-1945 for RAMROD 1515 for 11 Mustang Squadrons to escort 275 Lancasters to Hanover. Dad was on this operation. There is a note that:

"8 Long-nosed F.W. 190'S and 1 M.E. 262 were sighted at 25/26,000 ft on the return journey STEINHUDER LAKE area (West of Hanover) and these aircraft dived on the rear of the bombers--they were chased by a section of 165 Squadron, but could not be engaged. The bombers were undamaged but one bomber is missing due to Flak."
How common were Long-nosed F.W. 190's?


Jim
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RCMike_CHS

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Feb 23, 2022
I note an entry in the 11-Group ORB (AIR 25/196) for 25-March-1945 for RAMROD 1515 for 11 Mustang Squadrons to escort 275 Lancasters to Hanover. Dad was on this operation. There is a note that:

"8 Long-nosed F.W. 190'S and 1 M.E. 262 were sighted at 25/26,000 ft on the return journey STEINHUDER LAKE area (West of Hanover) and these aircraft dived on the rear of the bombers--they were chased by a section of 165 Squadron, but could not be engaged. The bombers were undamaged but one bomber is missing due to Flak."
How common were Long-nosed F.W. 190's?


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1800+ made
 

Denniss

Staff Sergeant
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Oct 15, 2006
Nope, 1450 across all D-series variants. that book used in en wiki as ref is obviously wrong. Many authors made the mistake of accounting for all Werknummer ranges without knowing if those were all produced. Some airframes were destroyed in the production line or before acceptance thus unlikely to be accounted for.
 

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