Cosford's "Butcher Bird"

Cosford's "Butcher Bird"

Postby Timc on Wed 09 Oct 2013, 7:13 pm

Following on from a heads up kindly mentioned by DanO yesterday, spent a quick 20 minutes photographing the recently displayed FW-190 at RAFM Cosford during my lunchbreak.

Very nice machine too!

I believe it was moved to Cosford in December last year due to the refurbishment at IWM Lambeth but seems that it was owned by RAFM all along?!

Does anybody know the history of this particular airframe?

Cheers
Tim

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Re: Cosford's "Butcher Bird"

Postby MUSTANG on Wed 09 Oct 2013, 8:07 pm

Hi Tim,

Found this on Wiki....assume its the same Fw190 as Hendon has a 2 seater

Wk. Nr. 733685, a Fw 190 A-8 that had formerly been part of a Mistel S-3B composite aircraft (Ju-88H-1), located at the Imperial War Museum in London, England

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Re: Cosford's "Butcher Bird"

Postby Timc on Wed 09 Oct 2013, 8:24 pm

Thanks Peter,

I'll look it up!

Cheers
Tim
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Re: Cosford's "Butcher Bird"

Postby Maisie on Thu 10 Oct 2013, 8:33 am

Cosford is only ten minutes from me, to busy to go though so I think I'll pop in on the way down to the nightshoot next Thurs, most likely to be quiet then too!

Love the first shot.
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Re: Cosford's "Butcher Bird"

Postby Tommy on Thu 10 Oct 2013, 10:32 am

Another gem Cosford can pride itself on, so it's not going back to Lambeth then? I might have to go and see it in the flesh once I'm back home in December.

Great shots. Another vote for the first one. Looks in pretty decent nick too.
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Re: Cosford's "Butcher Bird"

Postby Leebee0 on Thu 10 Oct 2013, 12:57 pm

Tommy wrote:Another gem Cosford can pride itself on, so it's not going back to Lambeth then? I might have to go and see it in the flesh once I'm back home in December.

Great shots. Another vote for the first one. Looks in pretty decent nick too.


Hi there

She won't be going back to the IWM Lambeth as she was only on loan to them from the RAF museum. She is now back where she belongs and she looks fantastic. Great shots btw :smile:

There are a few shots of her before she was moved this week which I took last Friday while she was still in the conservation centre. My post 'visit to Michael beetham conservation centre Cosford' is a few below this post

Cheers

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