I'm thinking it would be a matter of finding what references airfix had
available when this version was released.And since I was probably about 4 at
the time I have no idea where to start.I will probably build a kit with those
markings for the hell of it.
Make it a factory-fresh 'D' as I think the markings would have come off
at the front and replaced by service markings. I looked in "Warplanes
of the Third Reich but no such call signs are mentioned. Most 190
prototypes seem to have been in the 'C' range (for example CI+XM). If
it's any help, the Ta 183 prototypes were in the 'TF' range.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
I'm afraid I've lost the initial messages of the thread, so I might be
referencing the wrong code here, but I have two old Airfix 190D decal
sheets which give TD+X1. If this is the code in question, it is
plausible for a production Fw 190D; There is a picture of an FW 190A
with the sequence TD+SI or S1, and also a series of Ta 154 prototypes in
the TE range. It's evident, though, that few if any FW 190Ds were in
operational service while wearing such codes. This would have been
either factory-delivery or prototype/development to have flown with
Now I'm getting somewhere.I never thought of a prototype,only a predelivery
code.But I still think the style of crosses on the sheet is wrong.They look
like the underwing style but say to use them all around.I took some artistic
license and used the more common styles.
Thanks to all who replied.
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