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Old 14th May 2006, 05:33
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Fw190 F-8 spinner

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Does anyone know the purpose of the hole at the front of the 190F-8 spinner?

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Old 14th May 2006, 21:01
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Re: Fw190 F-8 spinner

Synchronization of the guns....
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Old 15th May 2006, 01:56
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Re: Fw190 F-8 spinner

Can you elaborate a bit more?, how does that work?

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Old 16th May 2006, 06:44
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Re: Fw190 F-8 spinner

Sure:




It held the timing template in position.

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Old 16th May 2006, 06:48
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Many thanks!

Solves a mystery for quite a few people.

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Old 16th May 2006, 18:58
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Re: Fw190 F-8 spinner

Are you telling me that the spinner is still in place in that photograph? I don't believe it is. First, the hub holding the template in place is the size of the prop shaft, not the size of the spinner hole. Second, from what I can tell in the photograph, the prop blades and bottom of the cowl would be placed further backmore if the spinner was still on.
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Old 17th May 2006, 05:47
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Re: Fw190 F-8 spinner

That is a 109E in the picture not an FW-190. Both the rumpfwaffen and the flugelwaffen on the FW-190F series fired through the propeller.

The FW-190 has a different calibrated rotating disk. I guess I can dig out and scan a picture for you guys. The procedure is described in Teil 8A of the Flugzeug Handbuch.

Now for some odd reason (probably subcontractors) Haube 9-12067.30 does come both with and without a hole. If you were the unlucky crewchief to have one without, then yes, you’re taking the prop spinner off to synchronize the guns.

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