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Posted: 9/24/2004 7:49:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 7:49:38 AM EDT by Tanker06]
FlugWerk GmbH

I was always impressed with the Focke Wulf 190 series, and saw this company listed in "Fly By"
(aviation-oriented preservation/restoration magazine). They are going to make 12 of these for sale,
one of which is already here in the United States, in LA.

Maiden flight:


You buy it in kit form, and do it yourself, or have somebody do it for you:


Current price is 555,000 Euros, or $679,784.51 USD
But, I guess if you have $$ to play with, why not buy the best toys!

They are also involved in manufacturing replacement parts for the Bf Me109 F & G models, as well
as assemblies for the P-51 series of aircraft.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:03:02 AM EDT
omg, I want one!!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:04:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:05:32 AM EDT
Only if it includes MG's, cannons, and bombs.

It looks cool, but I would really prefer a Stuka with sirens and flour bombs.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:36:08 AM EDT
Damn, getting a chubby just looking at the "Butcher Bird"!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:42:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:47:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:53:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
If only it were of authentic design and construction, and at 1:1 scale!

CJ



It's 1:1 and entire airframe is as close as 98% to the original. They substituted the BMW engine with an Asch 82 (Same engine as the Russian La-5/7/9). Just too bad can't mount some MG 151's and Mk 108's on this bird.

Gotta love this quote:

Don't bother asking about : fuel consumption, cost of maintenance etc...It is loud, it is fast, it is mean, but most of all it is fun and yes, it just has one seat !!!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:58:56 AM EDT
There was a blurb a few years back about a company making Mk.IX Spits as well. The price then was a cool mil. Also I believe someone is making same-era MIG's and Yak's as well.

Oh to have a couple mil to blow.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:19:43 AM EDT
Wife: Honey, it's UPS! The FW-190 you ordered is here.

Me: Great! I've got my tools!

Wife: Here you go.

Me: Hmmmm....it looked larger in the picture




Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:25:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 9:25:53 AM EDT by Va_Dinger]
Now this is something I want bad!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:28:41 AM EDT
Truly awesome. I want one.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:34:27 AM EDT
Hope you are little bitty guy when get one, otherwise you'll have to watch someone else fly your toy; and that is like watching someone else kiss your wife.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:35:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 9:39:56 AM EDT by LWilde]
Yakovlev is now making Yak-9s in Russia for export as a sports plane, using the Allison V-1710 as a powerplant. There are several in America now. I saw one at an air show three weeks ago. It was beautiful. The pilots say the little fighter is fast, manueverable and a blast to fly.

A company in Washington is making Me-262s now on demand. The birds are made to exact specs except for the mandatory upgrades to avionics and engines. The new lighter engines give it a much faster speed than the original (540mph) but the mfgr. has restricted the flight envelope for safety reasons. It really flies too! www.stormbirds.com/project/index.html

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:46:55 AM EDT
One of the finest fighters of WWII.


Can I get one with the 20mm Cannons & 7.92mm MG's option?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 10:35:14 AM EDT
I'd have to hack mine up into a Ta-152H.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 1:50:39 PM EDT
Yeah, really good plane. Took a lot of punishment and could give it out too. fast and mean. A lot like the other German engineered war machine. Impressive. Thansk for the link! And the pics too. Take care.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 12:17:34 AM EDT
As much as I love the FW 190, I want me one of these...



Link Posted: 9/25/2004 10:17:15 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 10:31:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
As much as I love the FW 190, I want me one of these...


www.simonawhite.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/Me%20262.jpg



The baseline figure for purchase of a completed aircframe (less engines and avionics) is USD 2,000,000.00. This figure is expect to rise somewhat after the initial flight test program has been completed.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:05:13 PM EDT
I've always wanted one of these!




Link Posted: 9/25/2004 2:11:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stryfe:

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
As much as I love the FW 190, I want me one of these...


www.simonawhite.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/Me%20262.jpg



The baseline figure for purchase of a completed aircframe (less engines and avionics) is USD 2,000,000.00. This figure is expect to rise somewhat after the initial flight test program has been completed.



Only 2 Mil?
Sign me up!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:10:10 PM EDT
Are Time Shares available?
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:12:32 PM EDT
I wanna. I would like a Dora model, tho
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:29:27 PM EDT
dupe topic from a month or so ago.

but, I still want one

maybe if we ask Oprah Winfrey...
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:33:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:36:30 PM EDT
Hey! you cant say that F-word in your title!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 6:40:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
GROUP BUY!



DAMN RIGHT
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:37:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BangStick1:
Are Time Shares available?


Form a club
You need a million members at 2 dollars a person,
Or half a millino members at 4 dollars a person,
Or...
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:43:26 PM EDT
I found a website a while back that has a B-29 in parts for 1.3 mill, they'd sell it finished and flying for 2 or 3 mil.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:19:37 PM EDT
Why not build good warbird repros like the all round best fighter of ww2... P-51 Mustang.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:48:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By echo459:
I've always wanted one of these!


img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/visigoth/dive.jpg




+100
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:03:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Why not build good warbird repros like the all round best fighter of ww2... P-51 Mustang.





thier website suggests that might happen in the future

www.flugwerk.de/new/p51/p51.shtm


lets hope
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:10:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2004 12:15:07 AM EDT by Zardoz]

Originally Posted By SS109:
Only if it includes MG's, cannons, and bombs.

It looks cool, but I would really prefer a Stuka with sirens and flour bombs.

And the wing-mounted 37mm gun pods...cool!



Actually, if I was going to have an old warbird, I think I'd like a Douglas SBD.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 12:33:48 AM EDT
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