Brought back by a US veteran, t. His came from a wrecked Fw190 D at war's end, but sadly, I do not have any history on the loss. This instrument panel was the main instrument panel that mounted all the blind flying instruments.
It was located right below the upper panel. The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was a German single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s and widely used during World War II.
Along with its well-known counterpart, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Focke-Wulf 190 became the backbone of the Luftwaffe. The Fw 190 provided greater firepower than the Bf 109, and at low to medium altitude, superior manoeuvrability, in the opinion of German pilots who flew both fighters. The Fw 190A series' performance decreased at high altitudes usually 6,000 m (20,000 ft) and above, which reduced its effectiveness as a high-altitude interceptor. From the Fw 190's inception, there had been ongoing efforts to address this with a turbosupercharged BMW 801 in the B model, the much longer-nosed C model with efforts to also turbocharge its chosen Daimler-Benz DB 603 inverted V12 powerplant, and the similarly long-nosed D model with the Junkers Jumo 213. Problems with the turbocharger installations on the -B and -C subtypes meant only the D model would see service, entering service in September 1944.
While these "long nose" versions gave the Germans parity with Allied opponents, they arrived far too late in the war to have any real effect. The Fw 190 was well-liked by its pilots.Some of the Luftwaffe's most successful fighter aces claimed a great many of their kills while flying it, including Otto Kittel, Walter Nowotny and Erich Rudorffer. Made of layered wood, aluminum, rubber, bakelite, and steel, this is EASILY the nicest example of a Fw190 D9 instrument panel I have ever owned! It dates between 1944 and 1945, and is 100% complete, INCLUDING the rare UV Lamps! Due to the age, there is some slight wear, marks, and corrosion on the metal fitting, but it is SOLID otherwise!!!
Retains ALL original paint, and the original instruments! Occasionally Fw190A Panels come up for sale, but this is one of the FEW and 100% ORIGINAL Dora versions around! 100% originating from a Fw190 D9, due to the type of manifold gauge, electrical tachometer, compass mounting plate, markings, and UV lamps.
All dial still glow when UV light is applied (see photo). I have shown it's EXACT position in the last photo. A STUNNING addition to any collection or display! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc., as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 German Luftwaffe Main Instrument Panel Fw190 D9 100% ORIGINAL SUPERB" is in sale since Sunday, February 04, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Other Military Aircraft Items". The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Malibu, California.
This item can be shipped worldwide.