Focke Wulf  FW-190 A8

Fw 190The famous Luftwaffe radial engine FW 190 Würger  (Shrike) was designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930’s.  First flown in 1939, the “Butcher Bird” was first operational in 1941 and was superior to it’s prime opponent the RAF Spitfire in most areas of performance until the MK IX version was developed.
Along with the Bf 109, the Fw 190 was the backbone of the Luftwaffe, serving in day and night fighter, ground attack, and fighter-bomber.   The museum’s plane is painted in the colors of “White 11”, the mount of ObLt Georg “Murr” Schott, Staffelkepiaen of 1./JG.
More than 20,000 planes were manufactured at eight different factories, and the A8 version was the most numerous variant.  Some A8’s carried 30 mm cannons, an upgrade from the normal 20 mm weapons.

Country: Germany

Manufacturer: Focke Wulf

Engine: BMW 801 D-2 Radial

Horsepower: 1700 hp

Max Speed: 408 mph

Max-Weight:  10,800 lbs

Empty-Weight: 7,060 lbs

Ceiling: 37,430 feet

Crew: One

Armament: 4 x 20 mm MGs, 2 x 13 mm MGs

Additional Info:

The Focke Wulf FW-190 A8 was acquired by the Tillamook Air Museum in Tillamook, Oregon, in June 2013. It will be leaving for Oregon in July 2013

Fighter Factory operates and mainatins many WWII & WWI flying military aircraft including:

Fighters | Bombers | Trainers |Liaison & Other historical Military antiques

Spitfire | P-51 Mustang | Hawker Hurricane | TMB Avenger | P-40 Curtiss | PBY Catalina | FG-1D | SNJ-2 | T28-D | Corsair | Polikarpov PO-2 | Polikarpov I-15bis | Polikarpov I-16 Rata | Polikarpov I-163 | YAK | A-26 Invader | Junkers JU-52 | Sopwith Strutter | Tiger Moth DH-82A | SPAD SXIII | FM-2 Wildcat | Stearman N2S-3 | AD-4 Skyraider | Alabtros D.Va | Beechcraft T-34B | Bell P-63 | Bleriot X1 | Peashooter P26-D | Jungmeister 133C | Chipmunk DGC-1 | WACO YMF-5 | V1 Flying Bomb | Focke Wolfe FW-44J | Fokker Tri-Planes | Fokker Bi-Planes | Halberstadt | TG-4A | Russian LA-9 | Nieuport model 11 |

The above list is incomplete and we have more aircraft available at the museum


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is the restoration & maintenance & facility for the
Military Aviation Museum.

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The new hangar was recently built in April 2011 on the grounds of the Virginia Beach Airport adjacent to the Museum

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We employ a team of 15 highly skilled and experienced aviation technicians to ensure our aircraft remain safely in flight operational status. Meeting all FAA standards as required

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In addition to aircraft maintenance, Fighter Factory staff are also involved in much of the aircraft restoration projects, either on-site or at remote locations.

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Whenever new aircraft are acquired for the museum it is the responsibility of Fighter Factory staff to become technically proficient and knowledgeable in that particular aircraft. To ensure flight safety for pilots & ground crew

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