Focke Wulf Ta 152
W Nr 150003
FE-0112
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Photo by Earl L. Ware, Base Photographer
Freeman Field, 1945-6


Photo by Earl L. Ware, Base Photographer
Freeman Field, 1945-6

photographed at Newark while awaiting shipment to Freeman
Ed Maxfield collection
Source Disposition
War Prizes
pg 209

It was surrendered at Tirstrup in Denmark.  It was taken from there to Aalborg West by the RAF for servicing prior to handover to Col. Watson.  Flown to Cherbough by Capt Fred McIntosh  Transported  to the USA aboard HMS Reaper.  Flown from Newark to Freeman Field during September 1945.

TSEAL 6D
09/01/1945

08/01/1945 At Newark, to be sent to Freeman Field.

War Prizes
pg 209
16 May 1946, FE-112 was under restoration at Freeman Field
War Prizes
pg 209
15th August 1946, FE-112 was still there awaiting its engine.
War Prizes
pg 209
It was subsequently taken to Park Ridge for museum storage. 

It was surrendered at Tirstrup in Denmark.  It was taken from there to Aalborg West by the RAF for servicing prior to handover to Col. Watson.  Flown to Cherbough by Capt Fred McIntosh  Transported  to the USA aboard HMS Reaper.  Flown from Newark to Freeman Field during September 1945.  This aircraft is now in the Silver Hill facility of the National Air and Space Museum.

Believed to have been '6' of JG301, although later exhibited at Wright Field as 'Yellow 4'.  This had RAF markings superimposed on the original Luftwaffe insignia and was surrendered to the RAF at Tirstrup in Denmark.  It was identified as 'USA 11' by the British Air Ministry intelligence team.  After transfer to Aalborg West for servicing by the RAF it was flown to Melun and then Cherbourg by Capt McIntosh of Col Watson's team and brought to the USA by HMS Reaper.  It was flown from Newark to Freeman Field.  By 16 May 1946, FE-112 was under restoration at Freeman Field.  On 15th August 1946, FE-112 was still there awaiting its engine.  It was subsequently taken to Park Ridge for museum storage. 

source: "War Prizes" by Phil Butler, pg 209

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Origin: Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau GmbH
Type: Single-seat high altitude fighter
Models: Ta 152C & H
Crew: One
First Flight: N/A
Service Delivery: N/A
Total Production: N/A
 

Engine:
Model: Junkers Jumo 213E-1      Number: One
Type: 12-cylinder inverted Vee,liquid cooled with
   MW-50 injection and GM-1 boosting
Horsepower:
 Take-Off: 1,750 hp at 3,250 RPM (2,050 hp w. MW 50)
 Climb And Combat: 1,580 hp at 3,000 RPM
 Maximum: 1,320 hp at 32,810 ft. (1,740 hp with GM 1 boost)

Propeller Unit: Junkers wooden three blade unit
Diameter: 3.6 m (11 ft. 9.75 in.)
 


Fluids:
Fuel:
  Capacity: 364 Imperial Gallons (1618 liters)
  Type: B4 (87 Octane)
Oil:
  Capacity: 72 liters
GM-1 (Nitrous Oxide):
  Capacity: 85 liters
MW-50 (Methanol-Water)
  Capacity: 140 liters
 


Dimensions:
Wing Span: 14.5m (47 ft. 6 in.)
Wing Area: 23.5m (252.95 Sq. Ft.)
Length: 10.8m (35ft 5 in.)
Height: 4m (13 ft. 1.5 in.)
Wheel Track: 3.95m (12 ft. 11 in.)
Stabilizer Span: N/A
 

  Weights:
Empty: 3,600kg (7,940 lbs.)
Loaded: 5,500kg (12,125 lbs.)
 

Performance:
Maximum speed:
695km/h (431mph) at 10,500m (34,451 ft.)
750km/h (466mph) at 9,000m (29,529 ft.) with MW-50
760km/h (472mph) at 12,500m (41,012 ft.) with MW-50 and GM-1

Climb rate: 1000m/minute
Ceiling: 14,800m (48,560 ft.)
Range (Internal fuel): 1200km (745 Miles)

Armament:
One 30mm MK 108 mounted between the cylinder heads, firing through the propeller hub
Ammunition: 90 Rounds

Two inboard wing mounted 20mm MG151/20
Ammunition: 175 Rounds Each

(Occasionally outboard MG 151/20s as well, depending on model, some reconnaissance models were unarmed)

Bomb load: None

Avionics:
Revi 16B Gunsight
FuG 125 Navigation equipment (H-1/R-11 Only)
LGW-Siemens K 23 Autopilot
FuG 16ZY Radio Transmitter/reciever
BSK 16 Gun Camera

 


Additional Images
Image 1 - Ta 152H Illustration.
Image 2 - Ta 152H-0 (Wk Number 110003) in storage at the Paul E. Garber facility awaiting restoration. Aircraft FE-112. ( NASM).
Image 3 - Four Ta 152's in service with JG 301 during April 1945.
Image 4 - Ta 152H-0 Pre-production aircraft at the Cottbus Factory, October, 1944.
Image 5 - Ta 152 (no info available)
Image 6 - Ta 152 C-0 3-view illustration.
Image 7 - Ta 152 C 3-view illustration.
Image 8 - This is a Ta 152 H-1 on display after being captured, 1945.

Thanks to Richard Faulkner for assisting in data clarification

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Page last revised 09/29/2010