Drew Muench’s. Focke Wulf 149D

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Served in West German Luftwaffe from 1960 to 1979. Served in a flight training unit for its early career then became a Commanders liaison aircraft in two fighter bomber squadrons one F-104 Jabo 36 and one F-4F JG74. Finished its military career at the Technical school Luftwaffe 1 as a mechanics traing aid.
It flew in civilian hands in Europe from 1980 to 1986, when it was placed in storage until 1990. At which time it was restored and flown to the US. And has been in the states since.



Registration Number Date of Manufacture
N53043 1960
Aircraft Role Nickname
Trainer / Liaison
Aircraft Type: Wingspan:
Focke Wulf 149 D 36.5 ft
Overall length: Empty weight:
28.8 ft 2660 lbs
Gross weight: Fuel capacity:
4012 lbs 62.4 gal 60 gal usable
Oil capacity Engine type:
12 qts BMW / Lycoming GO-480 B1A6
Propeller type: Max Speed
Piaggio 1033 3 blade 204 kts
Rate of Climb Cruise Speed
1000 Ft / min at max gross weight 140 KTAS
Service Ceiling Number of Crew
21800 ft 2 crew 2 pax
Armament Bomb Load
Number Built Number Surviving
262 Estimate 80




Restoration is continually been performed and the only components that have been updated from its stock military trim has been radios, wheels and brakes along with more comfortable seat upholstery. Problaly the most accurate Focke Wulf 149 D in the US

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