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Flitzer

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Hi
as promised a progress report on a Fw 251 Ent4 I hope to complete for the next batch of profiles.
Early days yet. Camo not finalised. ;)

I ask if there are any alternative emblems for nighfighters other than the red, blue and black lightning eagle shield please?
I've seen yellow versions of the same but what else might be suitable?

Many thanks
Peter :)
 

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Hi Peter.

Not sure if this is of any help but I had this in my collection. I believe was allocated to 2./NJGr 10, who were flying Fw190 A s converted to radar equipped night-fighters on 'defence of the Reich' duties.

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Thanks Martin.

That will do for an interesting variation.

Cheers
Peter
 

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Hi again
If I could ask again please...what would the seating arrangement have been for the crew of three do you think?

Many thanks
P :)
 

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Flitzer said:
Hi again
If I could ask again please...what would the seating arrangement have been for the crew of three do you think?

Many thanks
P :)

Maybe:
 

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Some useful info here...Post-2
 

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Many thanks Zizi
and Justo you are a marvel.

Wonderful stuff.

P
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Hi again.
A little more work on the 251.

Many thanks
P :)
 

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Hello
I think you could try on the profile of several nightfighter aces
 

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Thanks Vietcong
I'll certainly be doing a few similar schemes to these you've kindly provided.

Cheers
P
:)
 

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A bit more.
Tonights efforts.

Many thanks
P :)
 

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Another progress report.
Are you bored yet?
Don't worry, nearly there. ;)

Many thanks
P :)
 

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I'm surprised with those oblong openings on the sides of fuselage rear part. What is their purpose? Are that air intakes for the rear (3rd) engine?
If so - I have some doubts that such a construction would work...
 

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Justo Miranda said:
Following Apterix request... ;)

Thanks, Sr. Miranda. I'd asked about this drawing privately because I didn't want to hijack Flitzer's thread, but the design is relevant...the above drawing is Focke-Wulf's first submission to the nightfighter requirement, but was turned down in January of 1945 because two HeS-011 engines weren't going to carry aloft enough fuel and ammo to make it a viable proposition, or so the RLM thought. So Focke-Wulf started looking for places to put a third engine...

I've started a model of the J.P. 011-045, and am trying to nail the canopy configuration. At first I thought the plane had an unrealistically narrow canopy to accommodate side-by-side crew, but when I laid the drawing over drawings of the British Mosquito and Sea Venom, it turned out to be pretty capacious. This would have been a big fuselage on a big airplane.
 

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Apteryx said:
Justo Miranda said:
Following Apterix request... ;)

Thanks, Sr. Miranda. I'd asked about this drawing privately because I didn't want to hijack Flitzer's thread, but the design is relevant...

Don't worry about any hijack Apteryx.
It's all relevant so feel free. I don't lay any claim to the thread, it's for anyone to join in. The more the merrier.

With regard to the 251, Focke Wulf produced quite a series of designs.

P ;D
 

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Some canopy inspiration ...from
"Jet planes of the Third Reich-the secret projects" volume two
by Manfred Griehl
Monogram 2oo4
 

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