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Built by Focke-Wulf at Cottbus.
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.
The remains were later scrapped at Little Rissington, England.