Send 'em to me. I'll re-size 'em and put 'em up for you.Somewhere I've got a photo of 2 restored FWs setting at an airfield, I believe, in Texas. I can't find it.
Here is an FW whose pilot thought he was a jr birdman. Got this out of the WW 2 Luiftwaffe magazine Der Adler.
Well I guess I won't put up a photo. It's to big and I can't resize it.
I think the TA-152 was one of the most technologically advanced a/c in WWII.It was used to experiment with the ejection seat. The engine was taken from their bomber forces (JU-88), b/c the daimler benz 603 high altitude engine had teething problems especially with turbo-supercharging.The engine was the Junkers Jumo 213 used. It had some trouble but it worked ok. The a/c also had bladder fuel cells not commonly used. The wing was designed like they are today with round access panels underneath to remove fuel cells and inspect for stress cracks in wing ribs .There's a lot more advances the a/c was used so therefore I think it was a wonderfully beautiful bird if you're a gear head like me.Ha!The Ta-152 was the finest-looking of the Fw's -- a picture is worth a thousand words-
The DORA 9 was a nice bird. It's best attributes was , it could dogfight with the best of them . Actually the DORA and the 152 was almost identical. The 152 was about 1.5 ft. longer and wingspan was in some models (high altitude) about 6 ft. longer and thinner to accomodate the higher altitude. The 152 was'nt designed to dogfight at low altitude. It was made to shoot down B-29 bombers when they arrived in the european theater of operations.It's altitude was about 50,000 ft.as a service ceiling.Quality control was good enough for most of the aircraft to fly right and do the jobs assigned, slave labor in the factories or not
Eric Brown was probably the RNAS (not RAF) pilot you are remembering, Mr. Golden. He wrote two or three books about his test flying, both during and after the war. He thought well of the FW-190, considered it essentially the equal of any contemporary Spit or Mustang, outcome of a fight depending on quality of pilot since the airplanes were essentially equal in combat quality.
I'll disagree about the Ta-152 being the prettiest of the FW-190 line and suggest that "Langnase Dora" (FW-190D) deserves that. Some consider the Dora the bird most equal to the P-51. I'll have to defer to others in that regard as I don't drive airplanes.