General Adolf Galland with fellow pilots and Fw 190 design team officials at air base in Berlin-Staaken, Germany.
Berlin-Staaken Germany Date:1944, June 2 Duration:1 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
German Ace pilot and General of the German Air force Adolf Galland also called General Der Jagdfleiger visits fellow pilots and Fw 190 design team officials at German AFB. Galland, Streib, and Trautloft are seen inspecting the latest Focke Wulf 190 developments as guests of the design team. Prof. Tank is seen with his assistant Obering. Also seen are Willi Kaether, chief test pilot Hans Sander, and test pilot Alfred Thomas who was later killed testing the Ta 152 H. General inspects telemetry documents of Focke Wulf Fw-190 fighter. Pilots demonstrate capabilities of Fw-190's. General enters inside Fw-190 and takes off. Clip shows another scene where General Galland is welcomed by German pilots and Air force officials at a function. Timing and location of the footage can be determined through review of flight test reports of the Ta 154 A-0, Werknummer 0014, TQ+XD glimpsed briefly in the footage and the Fw 190 V17/U1, an airframe that served as a Fw 190 D-9 prototype -- Galland made flights in both these aircraft on 2 June 1944 in Berlin-Staaken. The first aircraft seen in the footage is Fw 190 A-8, Werknummer 174 014, BH+RN. The camera pans to Galland pulling on his parachute pack in front of Fw 190 V17/U1, CF+OX -- the ‘O’ of the code can be made out, and reveals for the first time elements of the changes made to the airframe in modifying it into Fw 190 D-9 configuration. There then follows a short clip of the V17/U1 in the air. Galland´s flight appears in the flight testing log of the V17/U1. There are brief views of the Ta 154 in the clip showing the forward fuselage and the open canopy. Streib also flew the Ta 154 in Staaken.
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