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HistoryEdit

Built by Arado at Warnemünde,[1] and flown by Oblt Arnim Faber, Werk Nr 135313 landed in error in South Wales, when Faber mistook the shoreline of the Bristol Channel for the north coast of France.[N 1]

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3 MP499

135313 in RAF markings

Given a British serial, it was the first Fw 190 to fall into Allied hands, and after its capture, it was taken by road to Farnborough and flown extensively in comparative trials with Allied fighters. It was struck off charge in September 1943.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. Faber's error led to the cancellation of a planned Commando raid, which was intended to snatch an example from a French airfield.

SourcesEdit

  1. http://fw190.hobbyvista.com/werkn.htm
  2. http://silverhawkauthor.com/german-luftwaffe-warplane-survivors_409.html