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This 190 was captured in North Africa. It was at Wright Field on 20th August 1943 after shipment from North Africa. It was assigned for flight tests to be carried out, to determine speed versus altitude curves for the type, climb rates and stalling speeds in various configurations. EB-101 made its first test flight after overhaul in February 1944. It was flown to Eglin Field, Florida, on 7th March 1944, for armament trials. Its place in the programme to evaluate Fw 190 performance was taken over by EB-104.
Test flown in the USA in 1944, this aircraft was later renumbered USAAF '''FE-497.''' Later designated '''T2-497,''' it was scrapped at Wright Field in 1946.<ref>{{Luftwaffe Warplane Survivors}}</ref>
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As at 1st April 1944 EB-101 was awaiting replacement of its propeller at Eglin. This aircraft was later renumbered USAAF '''FE-497''' and later designated '''T2-497''' Recorded as in storage in incomplete condition at Freeman Field on 1st August 1946. It was scrapped at Wright Field in 1946.<ref>{{Luftwaffe Warplane Survivors}}</ref>
   
 
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History

This 190 was captured in North Africa. It was at Wright Field on 20th August 1943 after shipment from North Africa. It was assigned for flight tests to be carried out, to determine speed versus altitude curves for the type, climb rates and stalling speeds in various configurations. EB-101 made its first test flight after overhaul in February 1944. It was flown to Eglin Field, Florida, on 7th March 1944, for armament trials. Its place in the programme to evaluate Fw 190 performance was taken over by EB-104. As at 1st April 1944 EB-101 was awaiting replacement of its propeller at Eglin. This aircraft was later renumbered USAAF FE-497 and later designated T2-497 Recorded as in storage in incomplete condition at Freeman Field on 1st August 1946. It was scrapped at Wright Field in 1946.[1]

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