Discussion in 'Group Build Chat' started by flounder_al, Mar 25, 2010.
Does anyone know what size tubing i would need for the 20mm/30mm cannons?
It's easier to just post the link rather then type it all out lol
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many Fw190A-8R2s had the cowling machine guns removed and the ports faired over. They would have been 13mm calibre (MG 131).
If you meant the Dora they also had 2x13mm machine guns in the cowl but usually only carried two cannon in the inner bays. The outer bays were still there and some (D-11?) were fitted with four cannon.
Which D-11 are you building Allyne? I'm guessing Hoffmann's "Red 4". I think that was the only definite D-11 that they had though I know that JV44 is thought to have acquired two D-11s from the Verbandsfuehrerschule General der Jagdflieger. They had the clout to do it and its base at Bad Worlshofen wasn't too far away. They may also have acquired one or more of the prototypes,I've seen V58 mentioned.
The problem is that,depending which book you read, there was a total of 7,13 or 17 D-11s produced!!!
Once again,clear as mud.
Red 4 i'm building. I was going to build a D-9 and just paint it up as JV44 but this is more interesting this way.
On a side note. I got the Osprey Modelling - Modelling the FW190 A, F and G book yesterday and it's a great read. In it the author, Geoff Coughlin mentions that he uses Minimeca metal gun barrels. Will have to look that company up
It sounds like a very cool project. You've probably seen this picture of a junked "Red 4"
You can see enough of the upper cowl to see it had no fuselage armament,i.e. it was a genuine D-11 whatever its provenance. According to Dietmar Hermann the D-11 was always planned as an inter-series stop gap as Focke Wulf (as they admitted in the "development schedule" ( Entwicklungsmitteilung ) couldn't start the D-12 on time for various reasons. The conformation of the D-11 was to be as follows:
Cockpit like D-9. Engine Jumo 213 F like D-12 / 13. Sonderstoffanlage ("special equipment installation") MW 50 like D-12. Armament, no weapons in the fuselage, wing roots 2 x MG 151, wing outers 2 x MK 108
Steve (with apologies for dodgy translations of german compound nouns!)
Have you decided what hood you'll put on "Red 4"? If it wasn't a prototype but a production version would it have had the blown hood? I've seen a few pictures of D-11s taken at the end of the war ("White 57" and "White 61" for example) but they always appear minus a canopy!
I think I'll stick with a D-9!
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