I have been enjoying taking the Fw190 Doras for a flight. If you haven't got this bird then you are missing out on one of the best addons for FS2004. Here are some screenshots to show how much you need her
“Yellow 10” (serial 836017) was delivered to Jagdgeschwader 26 in March 1945, within two months of VE-Day. It was flown by Maj. Franz Goetz (63 victories), the last JG-26 commander, who retained the Pik As (ace of spades) emblem of his previous unit, JG-53. Yellow 10 (Goetz’s “lucky number”) was one of five long-nose 190s taken to the U.S. for evaluation. Of those, only three remain including two owned by the National Air and Space Museum. Subsequently 836017 was donated to Georgia Tech, and after years of neglect it was acquired by David Kyte in California. Doug Champlin learned of the derelict fighter and in 1972 purchased it for shipment to Germany. There Art Williams of Guenzburg began a four-year restoration with assistance from Prof. Kurt Tank. Many missing parts had to be found or manufactured but the project was largely completed in 1976 and returned to the U.S. As the only privately-owned 190D, the “Dora” was the crown jewel of the Champlin collection in Mesa, Arizona. In 2001 a complete rebuild was begun by Gosshawk Aviation, directed by Dave Goss at Falcon Field. The result is perhaps the most authentic, airworthy Luftwaffe aircraft in North America. Yellow 10 now resides in her new home at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.
Gerhard Barkhorn was the second highest scoring ace of WWII with 301 victories. He became Kommodore of JG 6 flying the Fw190D9 in early 1945. His aircraft was named after his wife, Christl. The small number 5 inside the chevron was used to note his fifth aircraft and dates back to his Bf 109F when in JG 52.
Focke Wulf Fw 190 D-9 serial 210001 "Christl" Flown by Gerhard Barkhorn