Monday, 5 August 2013

Focke-Wulf Fw 189

Top and centre: slightly blurred but rather interesting photos of a Focke-Wulf Fw 189 A twin-engine tactical reconnaissance aircraft performing a low-level fly-past for the benefit of an unknown photographer.

Bottom: detail enlargement of second photo reveals what is likely a yellow fuselage band, along with hints of the aircraft's markings. Camouflage appears to be standard 70/71/65.

These images are part of a small selection of photographs depicting Luftwaffe training operations during the Second World War. Besides the above Fw 189 A, they show various individuals and Arado Ar 66, Focke-Wulf Fw 44, and Focke-Wulf Fw 58 aircraft. Unfortunately, in spite of the number of photos, it seems difficult to pinpoint exact location of the above scene. A determination of the exact date is equally difficult, as the photos appear to have been taken over an extended time period. (Fischer collection)

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