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|
|Trainer / Liaison|
|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|
|Number Built||Number Surviving|
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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