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ash1976
06-05-2009, 08:29 AM
Hi Guys,

I came across this picture:

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg261/88tigger88/Il2/focke-wulf-13.jpg

can anyone help with anymore info on aircraft, unit and particularly the paintscheme?

I'd love to see what the whole aircraft looked like as the camo scheme intrigues me!

Any help appreciated!

Ash

Bremspropeller
06-05-2009, 08:51 AM
It's a Jabo-version of the Fw 190A-4.

The unit is I./JG54. (according to Luftarchiv.de which has the same image, albeit at better colours, but won't let me post it)

Uufflakke
06-05-2009, 08:59 AM
With Bremspropeller's info I took the liberty to post the better looking image:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh195/Uufflakke/fw190_4.jpg

Flight_boy1990
06-05-2009, 09:38 AM
Hi,

this is a FW-190 A-4,belonging to the I/JG54 Stab.In my books for JG54,i can't find who exactly have flown that particual aircraft,but juging from the chevron,it was belonging to the Gruppen Kommendant or Gruppen Adjutant.In the period in which the A-4 entered active service in the eastern front,it was the late '43-beginning of '44.By this time the commanders of the I/JG54 were Major Homuth,and after him-Hauptmann Nowotny.So i guess it's belonging to Homuth or his wingmen.(Nowothny was using other type of custom paintshemes)
Anyway,it's just my guessing.

About the paintsheme,here is how it looked like from above and in profile:
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/GringoBG/JG54_paintsheme.jpg
This plane is belonging to II/JG54,but you'll get the idea.The FW-190 paintshemes of I and II Groups from that period were basicly the same.


Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
It's a Jabo-version of the Fw 190A-4.

If it have a bomb attached on it,it doesn't mean that it's a Jabo variant.It might be field modification for a single mission,but I/JG54,at that period was not performing serial Jabo missions at all.
All FW-190 A-4 for the eastern front,were manifactured with a downgraded engine (1.32 ATA),not because they were "Jabo variants",but because the russian aircrafts at that time were way slower then the allied planes on the west,therefore the 190 manifacturers were ordered to reduce the ATA (using the perfect moment to save materials for manifacturing more engines),in order to give a longer work life to the engine,because at this time the full strenght of the engine was not needed.This gave the FW-190 A-4 engine on the east,plus 4-5 months more life.

DKoor
06-05-2009, 10:03 AM
Yo Flight_Boy don't know if you've noticed but you have a new PM.

Flight_boy1990
06-05-2009, 10:14 AM
Yes i noticed,and replied. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bremspropeller
06-05-2009, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the info, FB! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ash1976
06-06-2009, 08:07 AM
Thanks for the replies guys, espcially Flight_boy - magic info & coming up with pictures is much appreciated!

I have one JG54 skin which is similar in design to this photo but different colours - does anyone know if the paintscheme in Flight_boys post has been skinned for Il2?

Odirroh
06-06-2009, 09:07 AM
Originally posted by ash1976:
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I have one JG54 skin which is similar in design to this photo but different colours - does anyone know if the paintscheme in Flight_boys post has been skinned for Il2?

There are some similar paint schemes on flying legends.
Check http://www.flying-legends.net/, section FW190, page 10 and 21.

Odirroh

slipBall
06-06-2009, 04:42 PM
That's a real good looking FW

dirkpit7
06-07-2009, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by ash1976:
Thanks for the replies guys, espcially Flight_boy - magic info & coming up with pictures is much appreciated!

I have one JG54 skin which is similar in design to this photo but different colours - does anyone know if the paintscheme in Flight_boys post has been skinned for Il2?

Here's a similar scheme by Buglord:
http://www.mission4today.com/i...file=details&id=1508 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads2&file=details&id=1508)

And here by Tromplamort:
http://www.mission4today.com/i...file=details&id=4708 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads2&file=details&id=4708)