The German name for the Shrike songbird is Würger, which also means Strangler and by coincidence, was also the name given to the Focke-Wulf 190, a World War II fighter which quickly became one of the most feared Axis fighters of the 2nd World War.  Various dubious plans were made to get hold of one to reveal its secrets but then along came Oberleutnant Armin Faber.


Armin Faber’s gift in RAF markings.


The Shoreham Aircraft Museum.


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