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Fw 190F-8 5415. Built by Arado. Force-landed on a farm in Cze­choslo­vakia in 1945. Wreck cut up by farm owner circa 1965.Trans­ferred to Old Fly­ing Ma­chine Com­pany, Dux­ford, in 1993, then to Alpine Fighter Col­lec­tion, Wanaka New Zealand in 1994. Restora­tion work later car­ried out in Florida be­fore re­turn to New Zealand. Parts trans­ferred to UK in Novem­ber 1998. Re­port­edly then sold to Ger­man col­lec­tor.

Fw 190A-8 170393,Yel­low 1. Served with 6./JG 1 but was dam­aged dur­ing a belly land­ing on May 31, 1944. Restora­tion and replica build­ing com­pany Flug Werk re­stored 170393 us­ing parts from other air­craft, in­clud­ing rear fuse­lage, cock­pit in­te­rior and un­der­car­riage. New parts also added. Now on dis­play at the Luft­fahrt­mu­seum, Laatzen, Hanover. ` Fw 190D-9 400616, White 16. Served with 9./JG 54. Shot down by Repub­lic P-47 Thun­der­bolt and clipped a rock dur­ing emer­gency land­ing at Hüblin­gen. Sal­vaged by Sandy Air Corp of Aus­tria, re­stored to static dis­play con­di­tion and now on show at the Han­gar 10 fa­cil­ity, Use­dom. Of­fered for sale for £735,000 in 2013 but re­duced to £400,000 in 2014.

Fw 190F-3 670071,Yel­low 4. Served with 1./Schg 1. Shot down by Soviet anti-air­craft fire on July 7, 1943. Now un­der restora­tion for the Flug­platz Mu­seum of Cot­tbus.

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