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Fw 190A-2 5425 Rc+ty,yel­low 16. Crash-landed at Sta­vanger-sola air­field on Au­gust 13, 1943, while be­ing flown by Un­terof­fizier Wolf­gang Kind of 12./JG 5. Re­paired, then crashed into the sea near So­tra on De­cem­ber 13, 1943. Pi­lot Feld­webel Kurt Kun­drus was res­cued. Sal­vaged from the seabed on Novem­ber 1, 2006. On dis­play at Herdla Mu­seum, Askov Is­land, near Ber­gen.

Fw 190A-3 2219 KI+GX, Black 3. De­liv­ered new from man­u­fac­turer Ago to 1./JG 5 in mid-1942, trans­ferred to 14.(Jabo)/jg 5. Crashed near Kongs­fjord, Nor­way, on Oc­to­ber 5, 1943. Pi­lot Un­terof­fizier Hans-gün­ther Klee­mann suf­fered a foot in­jury but was able to walk back to civil­i­sa­tion and was re­turned to his unit two days later.the air­craft was re­dis­cov­ered in 1984, sal­vaged 1986. Re­built at Texas Air Mu­seum, re­stored in Florida. Re­turned to Bodo, Nor­way, on April 17, 2009. Now fully re­stored and on dis­play. in­tro­duced with the A-8. Also fit­ted with sim­pli­fied ver­sion of Nep­tun 217 radar that would have been in­ad­e­quate for night fight­ing. Cap­tured by the Bri­tish at Leck at the end of the war. Ar­rived in Farn­bor­ough, UK, on June 16, 1945, and dis­played in Hyde Park as part of an ex­hi­bi­tion of en­emy air­craft from Septem­ber 16, 1945, on.trans­ferred to Cape Town, South Africa, on Novem­ber 6, 1946, and given to the SAAF Cen­tral Fly­ing School at Dun­not­tar.then trans­ferred to Snake Val­ley. On dis­play at the South African Na­tional Mu­seum of Mil­i­tary His­tory, Sax­on­wald, near Jo­han­nes­burg.

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