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#1 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 0738 AM

Thought we could do with one rather than fill up the Cold War forum, interesting though it is. This apparently is the same aircraft, the only fully original airworthy FW190 in the world (the rest use Chinese Radials I gather).

 

 

And here it is after flight restoration.

 


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 1915 PM

The Dongan HS-7 is a copy of the Russian Ash 82 engine.


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 1139 AM

Thats the one. I gather the flugwerke ones use those, well other than one example which uses an engine and 4 bladed propeller from a Chinese bomber. Looked kinda wierd.

 

Another IL2 has been recovered, this one is particularly interesting, because its a single seater example.

http://warbirdsnews....ssian-lake.html


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 0921 AM

At 4:42, in 1973 a Hayate.

 


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 0923 AM

 


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 0927 AM

I seem to recall seeing a page with a late japanese fighter recovered from the sea off Japan in the 1970's. It had apparently been ditched in good order, but there was no sight of the pilot. Can you remember what that one was?

 

Thought this was interesting too.

https://www.dailymai...Aegean-sea.html


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 0930 AM

I seem to recall seeing a page with a late japanese fighter recovered from the sea off Japan in the 1970's. It had apparently been ditched in good order, but there was no sight of the pilot. Can you remember what that one was?

 

Thought this was interesting too.

https://www.dailymai...Aegean-sea.html

 

Can't recall that kind of story ATM, might try to dig for it later :)


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 0934 AM

I might have a link, Ill have a look. I was reading something about it the other day, it was the last surviving example of its type IIRC.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 0940 AM

My bad, there were 2 other survivors. OTOH, its a Shinden, and a proven combat survivor, so a nice thing to have.

 

https://en.wikipedia...Kawanishi_N1K-J

 

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 1017 AM

Thanks for that :)

There's one at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center too. Great museum. Was there not too long ago. Saw some books in the gift shop by a couple or so familiar names from the grate site. So had to take one of those back home. A book about the KC-135.
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Posted 14 September 2018 - 1204 PM

I can tell you a fair few things about the KC135, when they were based at RAF Fairford they regularly used to fly over the house. One night in the early 1980's they apparently has a mass scramble of the. Apparently someone in the pentagon had some exercise tapes mixed up, and were under the impression WW3 was underway. Still, we can laugh about it now....

 

I still remember being shown the refueling position by a young female USAF probe operator at the annual air show. Happy days. :)


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 1224 PM

Bit more on that Shiden here. I dig how they have kept it, repainted it but not restored.

http://www.ww2wrecks...-武藤-金義/


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 0522 AM

A He219 has been recovered of the Danish coast. It is just a pile of pieces now but I understand it is going to put back together.


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 0534 AM

Yeah, I created a thread about it. :)

 

http://www.tank-net....showtopic=42788

 

Ive heard conflicting details about this. The story going around was the wing had been stolen by scrap metal thieves, which frankly sounded a bit unbelievable. But as you can see from my last post there, it actually seems its been sold to a foreign aircraft museum, and that components found on the aircraft were actually useful in reference for restoring the Smithsonian one.

 

Uhu to fly? Well probably not, but it would be nice to see the surviving population double. Its an interesting aircraft.


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 1259 PM

I remember now Stuart. I was thinking of this long thread, http://forum.12ocloc...highlight=He219when I posted.


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 0719 AM

Yeah thats quite an interesting thread isnt it?

 

I read on a website donkeys years ago that an FW189 had been recovered from Russia, but there has been no further word on that one that ive heard. That would be another interesting aircraft to come back from the dead.


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