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Old 28th July 2006, 19:04
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EZ 42 and Fw 190 D-9

I have two questions concerning Fw 190 D-9 equipped with the gyroscopic
gunsight EZ 42.
27 D-9 were built with this gunsight, 20 in February, and 7 in March 1945, according to JaPo's "Focke-Wulf fw 190 D camouflage and markings".
Were the EZ 42 distributed altogether to a certain manufacturer like Focke-Wulf or Fieseler, or were they dispatched to several production batches?
Which a/c are known to be equipped with the EZ 42?
I know only Barkhorn's Dora so far.

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Old 1st August 2006, 19:48
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Re: EZ 42 and Fw 190 D-9

I have read that the BV 155, Ta-152, ME-262 were to use the EZ 42. I believe the FW-190D-11/13/15 were to use them as well. Here's a pic of a DO 335A-1 with a Revi 16A (unusual) and a DO 335B-2 with the EZ 42.
I know I have other pics, just cant find them right now.

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Mike

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Old 4th August 2006, 07:47
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Gyrocompass

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Old 4th August 2006, 13:47
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Re: EZ 42 and Fw 190 D-9

Gyrocompass? Surely you mean gyro gunsight?

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Old 5th August 2006, 13:49
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Re: EZ 42 and Fw 190 D-9

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I have read that the BV 155, Ta-152, ME-262 were to use the EZ 42.
Weren't a number of 262s fitted with the sight before war's end? I seem to recall reading this in Manfred Boehme's book on JG 7.
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Old 13th August 2006, 23:57
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Re: EZ 42 and Fw 190 D-9

Thank you all for your responses.

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Re: EZ 42 and Fw 190 D-9

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Weren't a number of 262s fitted with the sight before war's end? I seem to recall reading this in Manfred Boehme's book on JG 7.
I remember seeing a cockpit photo of "White 5" captured by the RAF with an EZ 42 gunsight mounted. Here is a poor quality photo from "aircraft ILLUSTRATED extra" Nr. 3.

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Old 7th July 2012, 18:02
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Re: EZ 42 and Fw 190 D-9

Hello


How should the issue of aircraft No. 3 look like, I have the issue at home, because no image is but inside of the Dora 9 with EZ 42.
ddas folder look like?
I in tressiere me for the Dora EZ 42 9


greeting Frank
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Old 8th July 2012, 15:56
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Re: EZ 42 and Fw 190 D-9

Here is one of the control modules for the EZ42...both Fw190 and Me109 are listed on it.

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