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Fw 189 Uhu
Although it looked strange, it was a superb close support and recon aircraft, though not really a fighter. It was unknown to the allies until 1941, when the Germans discolsed it as the 'Flying Eye' of the German armies. Used ubiquitously on the Russian front, the Fw189 could take severe damage and return to base. Often after a Russian ramming attack an Uhu would make it home missing a tail or a boom severed. However, it was not utilized as a fighter and spent most of its career as an unarmed reconnaissance plane.