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Allied crews inspect a captured Focke-Wulf 200 Condor shortly after war's end, Brunswick-Waggum Airfield, Germany. Note the radar antennae on the nose.

Caption   Allied crews inspect a captured Focke-Wulf 200 Condor shortly after war's end, Brunswick-Waggum Airfield, Germany. Note the radar antennae on the nose. ww2dbase
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Photos at Same Place Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 1 Jan 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 Nov 2015 05:54:22 PM


Ground crews service this FW 200C-8/U10 with its nose mounted FuG 200 Hohentwiel UHF/ASV radar. The Condor carried the standard fuel load of 1,773 Imp. gal. giving her a range of 2,210 miles, with a load of 2,190 Imp. gal. it went to 2,760 miles.


The first FW 200 Condor Groups were stationed in Denmark, but had limited area of action. After the fall of France they operated from bases there it opened up the entire Atlantic Ocean.


Condors would operate with U-boats, sight Allied convoys and vector the submarines, known as Wolf Packs to attack the convoy. Condors would also make attacks against convoys.


Condors also carried the Henschel Hs 293 air to surface guided missile, along with the Kehl FuG 203 radio guidance system to control the weapon to its target


The FW 200 was armed with 2 or 3 x 7.92mm machine guns w/1,000 rounds each, 3 x 13mm heavy machine guns w/500 rounds each and 1 x 20mm cannon w/500 rounds. Like bomber crews
during WWII most would opt to carry more ammo
it was up to the crew how much ammo was enough. Automatic weapons eat a lot of lead in a fight, so you gotta fire short bursts.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
12 Nov 2015 11:17:59 AM


Forgot yesterday, to add additional comment this is a captured Condor, that was photographed at Brunswick-Waggum Air Field, Germany at wars end. Check out the GI Jeep under the right wing
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
26 Oct 2016 07:09:42 PM


In enemy hands Focke-Wulf (TK+CT) FW 200C-8 captured at Brunswick-Waggum airfield, Germany. Aircraft is equipped with Hohentweil AVS radar aircraft could also be armed w/Henschel Hs 293 air-to-surface missile, that was guided to the target by Funkgerat FuG 203 Kehl radio control. Check out the GI's checking out the Condor and the GI Jeep under the starboard wing.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
10 Dec 2016 03:29:45 PM


Several FW 200 Condors were captured by Soviet forces during WWII.
One Condor was tested and evaluated, b he Air Force Scientific Institute.


Several Condors were captured by the Soviets after VE-Day. One was operated as a civilian transport until a forced landing wrote off the aircraft.

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WW2-Era Place Name Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany
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