Oslo, Norway - Oslo is home to FMU Flysamlingen, an aircraft museum that has 33 complete airframes and one being restored in the US. The aircraft is "Black 3", a Focke Wulf 190 A3, werk NR 2219 built in 1942.
In WWII, it was based out of Herlda, Norway. Later it was assigned to Finland where it was used on ground missions to attack the Soviets.|
Black 3, along with at least 3 other FW-190 airframes, were traded to the Texas Air Museum in return for restoration work to bring it back to static condition for the museum. "White 1", "Blue 5", "Yellow 9", and "Black 3" were all restored to static condition in the 1990s. Black 3 was returned to the museum in Norway for display but was never assembled.
In 2004, the museum decided it wanted a higher quality of restoration work performed on their FW-190. They made a deal with the White 1 Foundation which restoring FW-190 F8 "White 1" to flying condition. The agreement is to bring "Black 3" up to museum quality standards in exchange for assistance from the government of Norway for the White 1 Foundation.