środa, 16 lipca 2014
Just two photos but highly interesting. This is nothing more than a sheet of skin from late war Fw 190 A/F tail fin. A swastika in its final simplified form is visible. What is a point here - the lighter duck egg grey background colour is matched with middle grey, perfectly matching what we all know as RLM 75. It is a not commonly portrayed set - late war yellowish grey often called as late war RLM 76 or incorrectly RLM 99 next to old fighter camouflage palette of greys (RLM 75 here).
wtorek, 15 lipca 2014
The BMW 801 TD-2 power unit, a Triebwerkanlage powering late war Fw 190 A-8 or F-8. Wears what I believe is orignal finish and rust over steel oil tank and cooler armor. Another cool Kbely Museum exhibit. It is a pity that whole thing is so hidden in the corner and I could not take photos of the rear "business end" with Kommandogerat, exhaust and Kompressor. Maybe next time? Please see also exhibit from Cracow: http://fromreconstructiontodeconstruction.blogspot.com/2014/02/bmw-801-td-2-power-unit.html
This beautifuly preserved two seater is the only Avia trainer left. Basicaly Czech designers based on original German development of Bf 109 G-12 trainer and modified it a little. Despite of new Jumo engine Czech trainer is equipped with redesigned canopy section with streamlined fairing. I had no chance to come a little closer as Museum staff did not allow me to take more photos. Quite strange as I had no problem to take walkaround photos in Kraków, Munich or Hendon. Kbely is more difficult here.