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Built by Focke-Wulf at Cottbus.[1]

On 30 August 1944, Dutch pilot Johannes Antonius Kuhn defected while flying 171747, which was one of fourteen FW 190A8s being sent to reinforce JG 26 at Brussels-Melbroek. After passing Aachen & Ostend, Kuhn headed west, managing to put his aircraft down in open country near Monkton in Kent. It was a good landing and his aircraft suffered only minor damage. It would receive the serial Air Min 230 and would be displayed to the public many times; at Farnborough in 1945, before going to the Science Museum in London in 1946.[2]

The remains were later scrapped at Little Rissington, England.[3]

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