Focke-Wulf Fw 189 2.(H)/13 (4EDK) Orel-West 1943 01

Photo 01: This photograph shows a Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-2 Uhu (Owl), wearing a worn temporary white winter camouflage finish over its 70/71 camouflaged upper surfaces, 4E+DK, a Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-1 of the 12.(H)/13, undergoes post-sortie servicing at Orel-West during March 1943. Reformed from the 2.(H)/13 in October 1942, it remained with NAGr. 15 until August 1943 when it transferred to the control of the Stab/NAGr. 10 until May 1944. In June 1944, it transferred to the control of the Stab./NAGr. 4 but returned to Stab/NAGr. 15 the following month.

Focke-Wulf Fw 189 2.(H)/13 (4EMK) Orel-West 1943 01-02

Photo 01: This photograph shows a Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-2 Uhu (Owl). Almost devoid of its temporary white winter finish, Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-1, coded 4E+MK of the 12.(H)/13 is seen here being prepared for a sortie from either Uljanowo or Orel-West in the winter of 1942-43. Often required to operate at dusk or night many of the aircraft of the Staffel were, as seen here, given a temporary black finish over the 65 coloured under surfaces.

Focke-Wulf Fw 189 2.(H)/13 (4ETK) Eastern Front 1943 01

Photo 01: This photograph shows a Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-1 Uhu (Owl). Luftwaffe personnel at an unidentified airfield on the Eastern Front inspect a badly damaged Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-1, coded 4E+TK of the 12.(H)/13 in late 1943. Although fitted with the standard upper dorsal armament of the A-1, the tail position is fitted with the later MG 81Z installation of the A-2, and the unit code letters of 4E, although barely visible, have been applied in accordance with the change ordered in mid-1943.

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  •     Magazine References: +

    • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
    • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
    • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
    • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
    • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
    • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
    • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
    • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
    • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
    • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

        Web References: +

    • Hecklafette 15A & B (manual). Scribd. for the Fw 189's rear gun turret.
    • Wikipedia.org - Wikimedia Commons has media related to Focke-Wulf Fw 189

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