to the Weisse Eins* (White 1)
Focke Wulf FW 190 website!
We wish to inform our web visitors of a major change with the White 1 Project.
We have recently sold our Focke Wulf Fw190 F-8 "White 1" and our Fw190 D-9 to the Collings Foundation. The "torch has been passed" and the Collings Foundation will complete the restoration of these historic aircraft and return them once again to the sky.
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to all our members and friends of the project that have supported us over the years. We truly appreciate all your support. Rest assured that your contribution will allow future generations to appreciate these historic artifacts.
Further updates will be posted here as they happen. For the time being, it is a period of transition as the project changes hands.
shaded parts are in progress, colored parts are completed.
remarkable project will return a legendary Focke-Wulf FW
190 F-8 to the air. Presently, the aircraft is undergoing
complete concours restoration to airworthy condition with
the correct BMW 801 engine
Eins (White 1), a Focke Wulf FW 190 F8, W Nr 931862,
has a rich history and saw action while serving with JG
5 in Norway. The aircraft was last flown during the famous
Battle of Fordefjord on February 9, 1945. It came to rest
on a snow covered mountain after its pilot was forced to
bail out. In September 1983, it was recovered and displayed
at Flesland airport, for the Royal Norwegian Air Force Aircraft
Museum. Several years after that, the aircraft was sent
to the Texas Air Museum for static restoration. It is now
located in Florida.
the Focke Wulf Fw 190 - White 1 takes to the air, we will
be treated to sounds rarely heard since the end of WWII.
This is because White 1 will be powered by an original BWM
801 radial engine. There are very few working 801s left
today and none are currently flown.
1 Foundation Mission Statement
Museum in no way intends to glorify the former Nazi
regime, but rather, as a formal Museum, to preserve
the World historical record that it did exist, and
to use this once captured aircraft, one of its tools,
as a solemn public memorial for all human beings lost
in the war.
The priviledge of our freedoms can only be truly appreciated
when held in sharp contrast to those who sought to
destroy our lives, our country, and our world order.
"Those who do not remember history are destined
to repeat it." - Winston Churchill
Our multicultural staff is proudly made up of people
from many different backgrounds, and religions.
Thank you to Chad Brousseau for the kind
gift of this very interesting schild.
UPDATE: Rüdiger Kaufmann sent us the follow information about this schild.
Mitteldeutsche Motorenwerk GmbH Leipzig
(Free translation: Middlegerman Enginefactory Ltd. Leipzig)
It was an engine factory in Taucha near Leipzig since 1935.
They were owned by the former Auto Union.
They built aircraft engines for Junkers since 1937. (Types: Jumo 205, 211,213 and the Jet engine Jumo 004)
After the war the whole factory was rebuild by the Russians in 1946 / 47. They took all the working engines to Russia.
The US Army was the first at this factory in April 1945. Shortly after, it was given to the Russians.
I think it must be from a Jumo engine or a tool from the factory.
Thank you for the information
Above are our newly remade R5-17 bearings which had been obsolete and unobtainable. We have a limited quantity available for sale or trade.
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Special Thanks to Matt Jolley for coverage of the projects on WarBirdRadio! Matt had some challenging questions for the program director, including when she will fly. Listen to the inside information on the Weisse Eins project at WarBirdRadio today.
See our News Archives section for past
updates and information.
sure, we continue to need financial support. It is only
a matter of time and money before our flying memorial can
take to the skies. The more donations we receive, the faster
the work may proceed. Please donate. We need your support.
Eins or White 1 is the callsign this aircraft was given
while in service with JG 5.
is visit number
to the Weisse Eins