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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:31 am 
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Came across this on Facebook,

Scroll down past the photos and it's the first post they put this up two days ago.


https://www.facebook.com/airbornegarage ... tion=group


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:35 pm 
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Love it, can’t afford it. Maybe it will be the basis for an airworthy example one day. I think the BMW 801 engines are very scarce.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:53 pm 
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We all know that you can have basically a new Spitfire built in the UK, and new Mustangs too.

But is any shop routinely producing FW190 airframe components?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:02 pm 
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The most capable shop right now to conduct such a restoration, if that were to form the basis of an airworthy restoration, would be Gosshawk, which has had experience in a few different Fw-190 restorations, including the Collings Foundation's Fw-190F-8, the vast majority of which has been manufactured new using the original parts as patterns. They of course have all of the fixtures, jigs, tools, etc. to support such a project.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:43 am 
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...or leave it as it is and avoid yet another desecration of our aviation history!

Or make a replica (which it will be after all) and display the replica alongside the remnants of the actual aircraft. Has that ever happened?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:04 am 
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Id make it a complete plane again in the original condition...Fix up the rough bits and preserve it.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:16 pm 
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How about buying this one and a flag werke FW-190 and painting them in matching squadron colors. One to fly and one to keep as an investment.


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