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Old 20th March 2015, 17:48
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Fw 200 Upgrades

Has anybody any idea if any of the Fw200 C-1 & C-2 were upgraded to C-3 or higher spec ? , thanks .
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Old 22nd March 2015, 03:48
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Re: Fw 200 Upgrades

No upgrades for FW 200 AFAIK. The C-1 was a C-1 and remained so. Minour alterations got "Umbau" designations, eg. FW 200 C-3/U1

The following designations are known:

Fw 200 V1 T P&W Hornet S1EG 875 hp (1937)
Fw 200 V10 PB BMW 132 (1939)
Fw 200 A-0 T BMW 132 G-1 720 hp ( )
Fw 200 B-1 T BMW 132 Dc 850 hp ( )
Fw 200 B-2 T BMW 132 H 830 hp ( )
Fw 200 C-1 RB BMW 132 H 830 hp ( )
Fw 200 C-2 RB BMW 132 H 830 hp ( )
Fw 200 C-3 RB Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1941)
Fw 200 C-3/U1 RB Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1941)
Fw 200 C-3/U2 RB Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1941)
Fw 200 C-3/U3 MRB Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1941)
Fw 200 C-3/U4 XLRB Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1941)
Fw 200 C-4 RB Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1942)
Fw 200 C-4/U1 T Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1942)
Fw 200 C-4/U2 T Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1942)
Fw 200 C-4/U3 RB Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1942)
Fw 200 C-5 T Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1943)
Fw 200 C-5/FK MCRB Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1943)
Fw 200 C-6 MCRB Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1943)
Fw 200 C-8 RB Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1943)
Fw 200 C-8/U10 MCRB Bramo 323 R-2 1200 hp (1943)
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Old 23rd March 2015, 03:39
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Re: Fw 200 Upgrades

Thank you edNorth for your help . What about air frame changes ? In the C-1 and C-2 models the upper forward gunners position was fixed with a MG while the C-3 was a turret armed with a 2cm gun . Did any C-1 and C-2 models get updated like that ?
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Old 23rd March 2015, 10:17
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Re: Fw 200 Upgrades

In fact 200C-3 had the fixed forward upper position replaced by a dorsal Fw 19 turret with a 7.9mm MG 15 mg, C-3/U1 had the bigger turret with 15mm MG 151, there were multible armament variations in different C-3 variants, even wiki gives some info on these. Especially the structure of C-1 was badly overstressed, so it is difficult to see that Germans would have put more equipment on those without complete rebuilding, probably moved the early versions to easier tasks when they got the later strengtened (but still rather weak)versions with upgraded armaments.
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Old 23rd March 2015, 11:17
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Re: Fw 200 Upgrades

How about looking up Fw 200 books and invest ?
Even the internet might have correct version details
(but its not guaranteed)

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Old 23rd March 2015, 16:52
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Re: Fw 200 Upgrades

Cheers guys for the imput , I have plenty of reading material on the Fw200 , my wife says too much ! I was just interested to see if any C-1 and C-2 were gunned like the later C-3 versions .
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