The BMW radial engine of the Fw 190 F-8/U1. Wouldn’t you just love to get your hands and feet on this, converted into a 2 seat as a VIP transport for Jagdfliegerschule 103. Wk. Nr. 584219, believed to be the only two seater 190 in existence, they were later designated Fw 190 S-5 and S-8 . There were an estimated 58 of these models converted or built. One of these was flown by a sergeant pilot to deliver Luftwaffe General Robert Ritter von Greim, with aviatrix Hanna Reitsch in the back behind the rear seat, she was so tiny, towards their visit to Hitler in the Führerbunker on 26th April 1945, their flight continued from Munich in a Fi 156 Storch to an improvised strip in Tiergarten near the Brandenburg Gate during the Battle of Berlin .

IMG_4290 fw 190

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~ by starflight on June 25, 2009.

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