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Taylortony
08-08-2004, 03:13 PM
This Fw 190D-9 "Brown 4" W.Nr. 500647 of 7. Staffel, II./JG 26 was found by the Canadians at Hustedt airfield near Celle in mid-April 1945. It was one of 2 aircraft that had to be left behind when II. Gruppe JG26 abandoned the field on 10-11 April. Attempts by the Germans to destroy the aircraft were only partly successful.
What makes these photos of the Aircraft special is that they provided further proof that there were Fw190D-9's with the tail of the Ta152. Previously only one photo of such a D-9 was known, an aircraft of werknummer 500645.
The fact that 500647 is from the same werknummerblock appears to prove that a small series of aircraft was built with this tail. Whether or not this was a result of a shortage of standard D-9 components must remain a matter of speculation.
By 1944-45 German aircraft manufacturers were forced to disperse their construction and assembly facilities with various components being sub-contracted to smaller companies.
This resulted in many completed components such as engines, main wings, tail assemblies and fuselages being delivered to final assembly areas with their markings and camouflage colours already applied.
In the worsening war situation standardisation in the camouflage colours and schemes became superfluous, many variations and combinations in schemes became commonplace.
I have painted the fuselage in a scheme of RLM 81 Braunviolet, RLM 82 Hellgrun, RLM 76 Lichtblau and the "spuriously designated" Grunblau 84.
RLM 82 being the dominant colour along the top of the fuselage and was also sprayed around the horizontal stabiliser attachment points. The RLM 22 Schwarz and RLM 21 Weiss RVD bands were also masked and sprayed.

This has been a hard one to do, I have modified my template to change the scheme to represent the final scheme of Brown 4 as abandoned by the Germans in 45, the underside of the wings appear as nearly all base metal, while some areas have been painted where work has been carried out round panels etc, as the Aircraft has been assembled from parts constructed at dispersed site the luxury of a common paintscheme had long since past, the main uselage having been painted in a different colour from the rest of the assembled plane, indeed the wing surfaces carried a different scheme too. I have enjoyed doing this and as before have included 3 versions, one full one, one no swastika one and one with no markings on it. Enjoy

TonyT

Thank you to the site i gleaned the above information from, link in the read me file.

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=14089

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/il2_skinners_guides/Dora/Brown_4_finished.jpg

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/il2_skinners_guides/Dora/brown_4_underside.jpg

Taylortony
08-08-2004, 03:13 PM
This Fw 190D-9 "Brown 4" W.Nr. 500647 of 7. Staffel, II./JG 26 was found by the Canadians at Hustedt airfield near Celle in mid-April 1945. It was one of 2 aircraft that had to be left behind when II. Gruppe JG26 abandoned the field on 10-11 April. Attempts by the Germans to destroy the aircraft were only partly successful.
What makes these photos of the Aircraft special is that they provided further proof that there were Fw190D-9's with the tail of the Ta152. Previously only one photo of such a D-9 was known, an aircraft of werknummer 500645.
The fact that 500647 is from the same werknummerblock appears to prove that a small series of aircraft was built with this tail. Whether or not this was a result of a shortage of standard D-9 components must remain a matter of speculation.
By 1944-45 German aircraft manufacturers were forced to disperse their construction and assembly facilities with various components being sub-contracted to smaller companies.
This resulted in many completed components such as engines, main wings, tail assemblies and fuselages being delivered to final assembly areas with their markings and camouflage colours already applied.
In the worsening war situation standardisation in the camouflage colours and schemes became superfluous, many variations and combinations in schemes became commonplace.
I have painted the fuselage in a scheme of RLM 81 Braunviolet, RLM 82 Hellgrun, RLM 76 Lichtblau and the "spuriously designated" Grunblau 84.
RLM 82 being the dominant colour along the top of the fuselage and was also sprayed around the horizontal stabiliser attachment points. The RLM 22 Schwarz and RLM 21 Weiss RVD bands were also masked and sprayed.

This has been a hard one to do, I have modified my template to change the scheme to represent the final scheme of Brown 4 as abandoned by the Germans in 45, the underside of the wings appear as nearly all base metal, while some areas have been painted where work has been carried out round panels etc, as the Aircraft has been assembled from parts constructed at dispersed site the luxury of a common paintscheme had long since past, the main uselage having been painted in a different colour from the rest of the assembled plane, indeed the wing surfaces carried a different scheme too. I have enjoyed doing this and as before have included 3 versions, one full one, one no swastika one and one with no markings on it. Enjoy

TonyT

Thank you to the site i gleaned the above information from, link in the read me file.

http://www.il2skins.com/?action=display&skinid=14089

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/il2_skinners_guides/Dora/Brown_4_finished.jpg

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/il2_skinners_guides/Dora/brown_4_underside.jpg

DD_NL
08-08-2004, 03:30 PM
Very nice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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BuzZz_WG
08-08-2004, 04:10 PM
Very very nice. The historic story is a big plus for the skin. I like it very much.

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