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1:48 Fw 189A-1 w/ Ski-Undercarriage
Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 03:41 AM UTC
Here's a look at GWH's popular Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-1 in its latest guise - the highly unusual Sonderaktion Schneekufen version.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 09:21 PM UTC
Hello!
It should be clarified that there are pictures of the testing stages for the Schneekufen for the 189. Several photos show the 189 equipped with the Schneekufen both on the ground as well as in the air. So there is factual evidence that the planes flew these. It is however unclear, if they were actually used in the field or in action.
Cheers,
Guido
Merlin
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 09:02 AM UTC
Cheers Guido

I didn't reproduce the photos you sent me in the review for fear of breaching copyright but, as you say, lest anybody doubts it - the Sonderaktion Schneekufen version of the Fw 189 really did fly.

All the best

Rowan