'Yellow 10' Focke Wulf, FW-190D-13 (Only one in the world, and yes it flys)

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    #1 SPEKTRE76, Dec 30, 2012
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    Enjoy my friends!


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    The reason the JG53 Pik-A's emblem is on the plane is that because the pilot was the CO of JG53 at one point prior to flying with JG26
     
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    What a bueat! Thanks for posting.
     
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    Great detail shots!
     
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    Gotta make it out that way some day.

    Although deemed to be flyable, are you sure it was actually ever flown? If so, I'm not aware.
     
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    Still waiting for some of the pics to load - think they need re-sizing. I'm not aware of it actually being flown either, and I doubt it ever will be - far too rare and, although fully restored, might not pass a C of A.
     
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    #6 SPEKTRE76, Dec 30, 2012
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    I curator was unaware of it ever being flown. He said it was actually found intact however it is airworthy. It has an FAA ID serial number on it just under the elevators. I wish my propeller logo shot wouldn't have come out grainy but I was using my iPhone. I need to go out there with a proper camera.

    I am a bit curious as to why it can reach 440mph at FL370 and only 426 at FL216 with less air being up there for the supercharger to work with?
     
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    Pics need to be re-sized. far too large. 800 - 1024 px width is optimum.
     
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    #8 SPEKTRE76, Dec 30, 2012
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    I'll remove them and re-sized them. I just thought your server did that automatically.


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    Re-sized brother! =o)
     
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    Most excellent!! and love the siggy too!! Wish I could get that close to a Dora!
     
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    I will take video of her next time I go just for you man.
     
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    Chris, take a drive down to Virginia Beach and you'll see one. I think they're planning to fly that one.
     
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    VA Beach had one this WHOLE time and I was stationed there and didn't know!!!!!!!!?????? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
     
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    Oh No...not just for him...:D
     
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    Surrendered to the RAF at Flensburg and earmarked for the americans,assigned number USA 14 (self explanatory)

    It was flown in mock dogfights against RAF Tempests by Major Heinz Lange,Geschwader Kommodore JG 51,who considered the two types evenly matched.

    The Americans apply the number FE-118. Ferried to Gilze-Rijen in the Netherlands where,luckily for us,a Canadian airman named Ross Finlayson took a beautiful series of photographs of the aircraft.
    Ferried on to Cherbourg from where it was shipped (19th July 1945) to the USA,ultimate destination Freeman Field.

    Post war,sent to Dobbins Army Base in Georgia,with the wrong wings,for static display.
    Freeman Field didn't it them back and the aircraft was taken by Georgia Tech.

    Bud Weaver swops an Aeronca Champ aero engine,needed by Georgia Tech's flying school for two german aircraft including Yellow 10. They are stored outdoors and frequently moved,falling into a state of disrepair.

    Weaver died in 1966 and the remains of the aircraft passed through various hands before being bought by Doug Champlin in 1972.

    Champlin financed a retoration for static display and the aircraft was exhibited at the Champlin Fighter Museum near Phoenix for many years. It didn't fly but the engine was run,most notably in 1990 in the presence of veterans,both German and American.

    Champlin financed another restoration to flying condition,starting in 2000. There was never any intention to actually fly the aircraft. It was at this time that the wrong wings were discovered. The correct wings were attached to the D-9 at the USAF museum and a swop was agreed.

    In July 2007 Paul Allen of the Flying Heritage Collection purchased the aircraft.He too has vowed never to attempt to fly the aircraft.

    You can see other "Doras" but Yellow 10 is the only D-13 to have survived and is unique.

    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    Good stuff Steve..:thumbright:
     
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    #17 stona, Dec 31, 2012
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    The D-13 also had assisted ailerons. The hydraulics were in the fuselage of Yellow 10 as originally restored but had nothing to connect to in the "wrong" wings :)

    Crandall was involved with this aircraft from an early stage,certainly when Bud Weaver was still the owner and the aircraft was in a very sorry state.

    BTW I like that Fw 190,it's one that I'm familiar with !

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    Cheers

    Steve
     
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    Great info Steve but I'm a bit thick this morning and not getting the significance of your above picture.....

    BTW, this aircraft is on my To Do list - a major airbrushing challenge for me!
     
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    been all over yellow 13 years ago before it's move, touching and reaching into the cockpit -- a definite no no, flyable well that is questionable every crate there has been on the tarmac fired up engines at full run........ good to see again the camo completed with Jerry C's help.
     
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    Sorry! It's the aircraft that SPECTRE76 has done a skin for,I can see it at the bottom of his last post. I built mine a few years ago now.
    I've always found it a very cool (no winter pun intended!) scheme.
    Cheers
    Steve
     
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