History[edit | edit source]
Built by Focke-Wulf at Sorau, and test flown by Focke-Wulf's chief test pilot at Cottbus on 3 December 1944, 150003 was captured intact by the British at Langenhagen in 1945, before being passed to the United States as FE-112.Shipped to the United States aboard the British escort carrier HMS Reaper from Cherbourg, France to Newark, New Jersey. Shipped to Freeman Field, Seymour, Indiana. Currently in storage at the National Air and Space Museum's Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility in Suitland, Maryland.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Research conducted late in 1998 may have revealed the airplane's true identity as Werk-Nummer (serial number) 150020, not 150003 or '010 as widely reported. This places the airframe toward the end of the range of pre-production H-0 models, a variant marking the transition from the Ta 152 prototypes to full production Ta 152H-1 airplanes.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Nowarra, Heinz J. Aircraft & Legend - Focke-Wulf Fw 190 & Ts 152. Haynes Publishing. 1989. ISBN 0 85429 695 6. Page 126
- Nowarra, Heinz J. Aircraft & Legend - Focke-Wulf Fw 190 & Ts 152. Haynes Publishing. 1989. ISBN 0 85429 695 6. Page 128