Focke-Wulf FW Egg

Gallery Article by Hal Elsberry on Jan 9 2010

Silly Week 2010

Represented here is a little known aircraft flown by the Luftwaffe in the latter days of the war.  As the tide of war turned against them, they were desperate to try anything.  It is a proven fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  So, the decision was made to disrupt the morning meals of the Allied aircrew.  It was hoped that this would degrade their performance until lunch time.  A single prototype was quickly built.  During the design stage, the thought process was to destroy the egg you must become the egg.  This resulted in the unusual shape of the FW Egg.  No means were spared to plot any and all egg producers.  Numerous missions were flown and many chickens gave their lives for the cause.

The plan was ultimately scrapped when the Allied aircrews just simply started eating something else for breakfast.  The only known FW Egg is rumored to have “cracked” up during a hard landing.

Shown here are the crews on “Scramble” alert for any and all egg sightings.  This mission was not popular with the Luftwaffe aircrews.

This is the Hasegawa Focke-Wulf FW190A egg plane kit.  The base was made with plaster over foam blocks, balsa wood, and WoodlandScenics landscaping materials.  The 1:48 scale aircrews are from DML/Dragon Luftwaffe day fighter ground crew set.  I had fun making this and thinking up a back story for it.  It’s a good thing we have silly week!

Hal Elsberry

Photos and text © by Hal Elsberry