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Tego Film / Wuppertal
The information on the Ta 154 page doesn't match that on the Tego film page. The latter has the Wuppertal raid in February 1943, and says a replacement glue was found. The implication on the Ta 154 page is that the raid significantly impeded if not prevented delivery.
Dietmar Hermann's book also says quite directly that the glue was not an issue in the cancellation of the Ta 154.
Project failure NOT due to Tego film bombing or even other wood adhesives problems
Citing (No. 114) ↑Lutz Budraß: Flugzeugindustrie und Luftrüstung in Deutschland 1918–1945. Droste, Düsseldorf 1998, ISBN 3-7700-1604-1, S. 794. (Lutz Budraß: aircraft and air defense industry in Germany from 1918 to 1945. Droste, Dusseldorf, 1998, ISBN 3-7700-1604-1 , page 794) the German Wikipedia Article says that “Die Gründe für das Scheitern des Projektes waren nicht produktionstechnischer Art, sondern die Folge mangelnder Detailkonstruktion, gepaart mit der Ungeduld der Luftwaffenführung.” (The reasons for the failure of the project were not production-technical, but the result of lack of detailed design, coupled with the impatience of the Air Force leadership.) Having read both the article and other published information about Tego film, plus with my own professional knowledge of timber engineering and adhesives, I feel that this is certainly correct. They needed a process comparable to Redux, which the Allies has, and which the UK applied successfully in the DH Hornet and to post-war civilian aircraft e.g. Fokker types. The German engineers and industrial chemists had the know-how and in normal circumstances would have had the ability, but in the chaos post fall of Stalingrad, it was impossible.
There is a list of crash causes in the German Article and one out of twelve was due to adhesive failure. Tego was being manufactured at the Goldschmidt factory in Ammendorf, which was less badly bombed than Essen and Wuppertal. Even in the war, Tego was also available outside Germany, even in the UK, an article in Flight Archive says so.
So, I’m sorry to say that both of the English Wikipedia Articles – FW Ta 154 and Tego Film, contain misunderstandings and some factual errors, as well as “citations needed” statements. But not many Wikipedians seem to visit these Articles, so perhaps people don’t care!Dendrotek 14:47, 3 August 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dendrotek (talk • contribs)