Japanese Aircraft Online Model Contest 012

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Japanese Focke-Wulf Fw 190 #3

Following parts #1 and #2  Joe Falen send over a heads-up saying:

"I was looking through some WWII American unit histories online and came across this picture you might be interested in the 15th Naval Construction Battalion book that was published shortly after the war. It shows a disassembled Fw190 in a hangar at Tachikawa. It doesn't appear that there are any national insignia on fuselage. I saw your article about the Fw190A-5 that was tested in Japan, and hopefully this sheds more light on the fate of this aircraft. What type of aircraft is in the foreground with the FW190?"
"There are some other interesting images in the book, including some wind tunnel models at Tachikawa."
Thank you so much Joe! Great FW190 photo! It seems there is no tail marking and no clear fuselage hinomaru. If you know the answer to Joe's question leave a comment.

3 comments:

InchHigh said...

Excellent find, thanks for sharing!

Will Silk said...

I'm thinking the plane in front of the Focke Wulf 190 is a Tachikawa Ki-54 twin engine training aircraft. It's a tough call though due to the angle of the picture.

Love the wind tunnel model picture, super cool!

Best Regards,

Will Silk

Baronvonrob said...

What a rare find indeed...the Wind Tunnel aircraft mockups are just fascinating..Thanks for posting :)

Nice decetive work on the Ki-54 !

Regards,
Rob