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Hi

What was the camouflage color of  FW-190A3..?

I know that it was classical 75/74/76. Were there different versions like 71/02/65 or 70/71/65.?

I heard some rumours that Arado built A3s have different schemes.

Thanks in advance

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By the time the A-3 came long, 74/75/76 was the standard.  There is some thought that some very early A-0 and A-1 were completed in 70/02, but I have not seen any convincing evidence of that.  70/71 was long gone by that time as a fighter scheme.

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2 hours ago, Jennings Heilig said:

By the time the A-3 came long, 74/75/76 was the standard.  There is some thought that some very early A-0 and A-1 were completed in 70/02, but I have not seen any convincing evidence of that.  70/71 was long gone by that time as a fighter scheme.

Thanks a lot Jennings

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Here is a photo of Faber's A-3 taken after it landed in error at RAF Pembrey, 23 June 1942...

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The RAF Intelligence Report described the colors as dark green, light olive green and pale blue, consistent with 71/02/65.

 

Here is a photo of a piece of the port side fuselage piece of an A-2.  The item was recovered from a crash site and is in the possession of Jerry Crandall.

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According to Crandall,  the colors are RLM 02 and RLM 71 on the outside and the inside is RLM 66.

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RAF intelligence reports are about the lest reliable source of color information.  I’ve read some that described bombers in 70/71/65 as having black, light green, and pale sky blue and other such fanciful descriptions.  I’d trust the artifact a bit more, but something that was buried in English soil exposed to water, temperature swings, and all manner of who knows what isn’t the most reliable source either.  Anything is possible, but you’d think there would be some documentation if this were a widespread thing in Fw 190 production.

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15 hours ago, Tolga ULGUR said:

                    I know that it was classical 75/74/76. Were there different versions like 71/02/65 or 70/71/65.?

 

Sure, but not from the factory.

 

 

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Thanks to all for their contributions

The reason for asking this question is the modeling of Turkish 190Aa3s with different camouflages. There are two different schemes in turkish 190Aa3 due to turkish modellers choice.

Standart 75/74/76

And 71/02/65

Turkey received all of FW 190Aa3 in 1943.

I couldn't make sense of the different colors of the planes taken in the same year. That s why I have mentioned different production facilities.

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Turkey received 72 Fw 190Aa-3 aircraft which were constructed between August 1942 and June 1943.  Certainly by August of 1942 the use of 74/75/76 schemes would have been standardized for several months.  So it is almost a certainty that these aircraft were received in the mid war gray scheme.

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12 hours ago, RBrown said:

Turkey received 72 Fw 190Aa-3 aircraft which were constructed between August 1942 and June 1943.  Certainly by August of 1942 the use of 74/75/76 schemes would have been standardized for several months.  So it is almost a certainty that these aircraft were received in the mid war gray scheme.

Yes Thanks.

I am agree with you regarding manufacturing and delivering period.

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Tolga,

Is there any update about the Turkish A-3s buried at Kayseri airfield?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/strange-history-50-german-focke-wulf-fw-190-fighters-were-buried-turkey-and-are-still

 

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It is a fascinating story, but there is no evidence of findings: is there an excavation/restoration project in place? Maybe there might be some recent news on local media.

Thx for letting us know!

 

Stefano

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1 hour ago, Stefano said:

Tolga,

Is there any update about the Turkish A-3s buried at Kayseri airfield?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/strange-history-50-german-focke-wulf-fw-190-fighters-were-buried-turkey-and-are-still

 

20161610002908.jpg

 

It is a fascinating story, but there is no evidence of findings: is there an excavation/restoration project in place? Maybe there might be some recent news on local media.

Thx for letting us know!

 

Stefano

 

Hi Stefano

 These rumors are completely unreal.  No findings on this subject.

Regards

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Awww! Too bad it is just a rumor! Dreaming it was true!

 

I would have come digging bare hands one of those.

 

Stefano

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On 12/24/2019 at 6:38 PM, rigor said:

That is a cool story that would be neat if they were there 

 

On 12/24/2019 at 7:16 PM, Stefano said:

Awww! Too bad it is just a rumor! Dreaming it was true!

 

I would have come digging bare hands one of those.

 

Stefano

In fact the story is really unlogical. But if it was true it will be very exciting and sensational

By the way, I am preparing myself to TuAF Fw 190Aa3 project.

Edited by Tolga ULGUR

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