Focke Wulf FW-190 A-3 project.
This is the camo-pattern for Black 3.
Main flight panel for the A-3 version.
Focke Wulf FW-190 A3 Werkenr.0132219
Built at Ago at Oschersleben early in 1942.
Delivered to 1/JG 5 in summer 1942.
Suffered 35% damage during a bad landing at Herdla on 10. August 1942.
Sent to Kjeller,the major repair facility
Repaired, probably in winter 1942/43.
On 22. May 1943 werk.nr.0132102 Black 3 of 14(J) JG 5 was lost to Soviet Flak near Tayp Navolok, the pilot Ltn. Klaus Biwer losing his life.
Werk nr.0132219 then replaced this and was marked Black 3.
Finally on 5.october 1943 werk.nr 0132219 Black 3 was lost when the pilot Hans Gunther Kleemann had to abandon the plane due to fuel starvation.
He was lightly hurt in a foot, but was able to walk, and came down to Berlevåg.
He was back with his unit two days later.
The plane crashed south-vest of Kongsfjord, and was found by Tor Edgar Olsen in 1984.
in 1986, and was sent to
is one of two A3 in the world to day, the other yellow 9 is still in
as I found it in 1984.
Engine cowling, right side, and top. Right wing summer 1984.
Cockpit on sledge at winter of 1985. Right wing winter 1985.
Aft-section and right wing at crash-site summer of 1986 Sea King from 330 sqd. Lifts out parts from wrk.nr.0132219 autumn of 1986.
Black 3 at Gardermoen after rebuild at Texas Air Museum 1992.
The restoring team at White 1 Foundation,with . Tail section
From the mountain top at the crash place for Black 3. 16 August 2005.
Propellergear from the BMW 801 D from Black 3. Bit of a fueltank, this parts is still up there.
Ammobox from Werkn.2219. New restored racks to the FuG 7 radios.
This is a test to see if the radios fits in to the racks. These will soon be sent to Mark Timken in Florida, for monting in to the plane.
Visit at White 1 Foundation March 2006.
Anders and Jack at the restoring shop. Cockpit Black 3
Tor in cockpit, just dreaming about what? BMW-801 D-2 engine.
Close up pictures to see the " Lufterrad" coling fan. Hub and motor at White 1 Foundation, Kissimmee Florida
Working with the oiltank for Black 3.
Just startet with the restoring of the oiltank. Welding in new parts at the tank.
Before assembling the tank. Ready for riveting.
Salvagding of parts from the crash-site of Black 3, Juli 2006.
The rest parts from Black 3 are ready for transport down from the mouintain. Battery from Black 3, still with some power in?
Sea King from 330 sqd. have just droppet the parts.
Kissimmee Florida 10 March 2009 Black 3 are going home to Bodo.
Just startet with the farings to the wing. Lifting up the fuselage
Birger Larsen with the wing Birger, Guttorm and Jack is working under the engine.
container ready for transport to Norway. It will probably arrive April 7 2009.
In the container ready for transport to Norway. It will probably arrive April 7 2009.
17 April 2009, Black 3 is back in Norway and Bodo.
Black 3 is home in the workshop in Bodo Making new parts, hatch for the firstaid kit.
Cockpit still missing a few instruments
New parts for the MG-17 guns, the cartridge casing ejection chute.
Cockpit still missing a few instruments New parts for the MG-17 guns, the cartridge casing ejection chute.
Focke Wulf FW-190 and Junkers JU-88 in the workshop.
New restored MG-17 bracket. Our engine expert, Arvid Martinussen
Waffenhaube, or gunpanel for the MG-17 gun. John Skogøy is reparing the tail section with the hatch.
Panzer ring and oilcooler under work. Finished, and all rust and corrosion is removed
The restoring work is making progress. The fin-tip is remade, and it fits much better no.
The new made hatch look nice, and fits much better
The cowling needed a lot of work to fit, looks great no. Original instrument, and parts for Black 3 waiting to be install.
Oxygenpanel and vavle Supportpanel with original instrument is installed.
Making new cowling latches Working at the leftpanel
Right cowling is ready for riveting The newmade supportpanel with instrument.
Oiltank support Cowling ready for painting
John Skogøy is working at the cowlings Hatch for the cockpit ventilation
Right cockpit panel
Labels for Focke Wulf A-3, a gift from Horst Rienecker Germany. Labels and latches for our project.
Working at the bottom cover in cockpit. The ventilation hatch.
Rudder pedals. New made cowling latches from Germany delivered by Horst Rienecker.
Black 3 cockpit are almost complete, only missing a few parts. Left panel is at last complete.
The cowlings are complete with latches Still some work to do at the botton cowlings.
Some pictures from the restoring work at Black 3.
Low quality work done in Florida just discovered when dismantling the wing leading edge, and some riveting done by unskilled workers.