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souzacarlos
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Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 06:12 PM
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Merry Christmas to all M4T mates.





But, it's Friday, so, have fun :



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No idea but it must be one of those German things where they bolt two of them together under the mistaken impression that the result "vill be tvice as gut ja...?"

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Fw-189C Cool
the V6 prototype, I think


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Tail end of a B17 I think

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Rook is right, and im too late Cool

merry christmas Wink


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I'm not sure of the exact model numbers but Rook has the answer. This is the business end of the FW-189 variant built for ground attack.
I always thought it was exceedingly odd that they put the Revi gunsight outside the cockpit....


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Rook hit it, the V6 prototype of the FW 189:


The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu ("Eagle Owl") was a German twin-engine, twin-boom, three-seat tactical reconnaissance and army cooperation aircraft. It first flew in 1938 (Fw 189 V1), entered service in 1940, and was produced until mid-1944. Not to be confused with the Heinkel night fighter of the same.

Called the "Flying Eye" of the German army, the Fw 189 was used extensively on the Eastern Front with great success. Its Russian nickname was "Rama" (Frame), referring to its distinctive tailboom shape. Despite its slow speed and fragile looks, the Fw 189's maneuverability made it a difficult target for attacking Russian fighters. When attacked, the Fw 189 was often able to out-turn attacking fighters by simply flying in a tight circle into which enemy fighters could not follow. Its ruggedness was demonstrated when Fw 189s routinely returned to bases with one tail shot or torn off.

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...and the prize:




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Lol, great prize Rook has there, a 2-for-1 deal!

The second pic is interesting, did the Luftwaffe try using the Uhu as a nightfighter?

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YEAH! At last, after being too late with Walrus and CR-714C1 Cyclone I finally did it! YAY! That's a great thing to win on Chirstmas! WOO! Very Happy Very Happy

@up: yes, they were hunting the U-2LNB night bombers with it.


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Rook is right, again. The radar equiped FW-189 was build to deal with the very elusive target that the slow Polikarpov U2 pose to the Luftwaffe.

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