Focke-Wulf Fw 189 1.(H)/41 (C2EH) Gradina 1942 00

Profile 00: This profile shows a Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-1 Uhu (Owl) coded C2+EH and operated by I.(H)/41. The aircraft is finished in a segmented upper camouflage of 70 and 71 with the under surfaces in 65 and 70 on the propeller blades and spinners. It carries the yellow theatre band around each tail boom while the yellow applied to the undersides of the wing tips reach farther inboard than usually seen on this type of aircraft. Although not readily apparent in this view, the lower horizontal arm of the aircraft letter 'E', which is repeated beneath each wing tip, is slightly longer than the top horizontal arm.

Focke-Wulf Fw 189 1.(H)/41 (C2EH) Gradina 1942 01

Photo 01: This photograph shows a Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-1 Uhu (Owl) coded C2+EH of the I.(H)/41 is seen here preparing to depart from a landing strip in the area of Vyazma - Gradina in the central sector of the Eastern Front during the late spring of 1942. Judging by the salute being given by the officer, in the foreground it is thought likely that this photograph was taken during the departure of a senior officer of either the Luftwaffe or the Heer.

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    Bibliography: +

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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

This webpage was updated 5th January 2017