Flight Report Fw 190/1083
Nr. 3
Werk Flughafen 

Date: Flight-Nr.: Take-off: Landing: Duration: Pilot:
16.4.1943 33 1500 1600 1h Mehlhorn
16.4.1943 34 1732 1820 0h48' Märschel
17.4.1943 35 1555 1636 0h41' Voget
19.4.1943 36 1023 1107 0h44' Märschel



Engine BMW 801 D2/20244
Close engine cowl.
Split cowl flaps.
Armament: 2 MG 151
Course control .
Variometer installation
Robotic system.
Glare shield or flame damper for the side exhaust stacks.
Two ETC 50 wing racks with shortened fairing each wing.


1. Stationary engine runs:
a)   with mixing tube (Mischrohr) (Klatte)
b)   with glare shield Fw as per BSK 74090/91
c)   with glare screen Fw as per BSK 74295
2. Level speeds with flame damper screens and ETC 50 rack with shortened fairing.
3. Flight characteristics.


1.) a) The stationary engine runs with the mixing tube (Mischrohr) from the firm Klatte had a negative result. At n = 2200 rpm flames had already appeared, which increased with increasing rpm and reached about 0.5 m in length with take-off power.
b) The glare shield should fulfill its purpose, protection of the pilot from glare from the exhaust flames, after an extension of ~ 200 mm to the rear.
c) The Fw-glare screen was too short in its original condition. The already implemented extension is still to be checked with a night time stationary run.

2. As can be seen from the enclosed Graph, the lengthened glare screen results in a speed loss of 15 mph (24 km/h) at combat power.
The reduction in level speed with two ETC 50 (with the shortened fairing) per wing has already been substantially reduced and is 6 mph (10 km/h) compared to 11 mph (18 km/h) when using the large fairing as per drawing 8-190.862 Z 0 1. Removing the fairing entirely would be inadvisable, as the tests showed a further loss of 6 mph (10 km/h) would occur.
3. Regarding flight characteristics, no complaints were noted either with the glare shield or with the ETC 50, with or without fairing.

Langenhagen, 20 May 1943.

Level speed performance with combat power


Flugbericht FW 190/1083 Nr. 3 (pdf)

Translation by Jörn Dietrich and Mike Williams

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