(35) Fw 190s over Europe, part I.

Color profiles: Janusz Światłoń, captions: Maciej Góralczyk

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-3; W.Nr. 0130 541, flown by Oblt. Adolf Dickfeld, Kommandeur of II./JG 2, San Pietro, Italy, 20 November 1942.  [Drawings by Janusz Światłoń] 

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-3/U4; W.Nr. 0135 346, “Red 9”, flown by Fw. Oskar Sahre of 5.(F)/123, St. Pol, France, early March 1943. “Red 9” was finished in RLM 74, 75, and 76 with the rudder and the undercowl painted yellow. The camouflage has been extended with a series of streaks and mottles in RLM 74 and RLM 75 sprayed along the sides of the fuselage and wing leading edges. The spinner was red. Fernaufklärungsstaffel 5./123 flew in the reconnaissance role throughout North-West Europe from its formation in November 1942 until disbandment in October 1944. Fw. Sahre was reported missing in action on 13 March 1943. [Drawings by Janusz Światłoń]