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Focke Wulf Fw 190D (ARC) 1/12th scale

         


      

The Fw 190A made its first flight in June 1939, and it proved to be one of Germany's best fighter airplanes of WW II.  It engaged Allied forces over France in September 1941 and proved its superiority over the Mark V Spitfire.
Only when the heavier armed Typhoon (at low level), and the Spitfire XI at higher levels appeared was there a match for it.
 In 1943, Kurt Tank's  longer-nosed Fw 190D, with a redesigned tail, powered by the Jumo 213 inline, liquid-cooled engine  appeared in action against U.S. bombers.  Luftwaffe pilots considered it more than a match for the P-51D Mustang with its more powerful engine, as the "D" had better climb and speed.  Armament was 2 wing mounted Mauser 20mm cannons and 2 nose mounted 13mm.
The Fw 190D also made a good fighter-bomber, carrying a reasonable bomb load or, in some cases, rocket projectiles mounted on underwing rails for fast low level strafing attacks.
The Fw 190D's effectiveness was eventually reduced  by the success of the US Army Air Force bombing raids on fuel facilities.
 Kurt Tank developed the Fw Ta152 later in the war. This interceptor  proved to be a fighter unmatched by anything the Allied could put up against it, like the Me 262 Swallow.  However it came too late to either replace the Fw-190D or to turn the tide in Germany's favour.
Specifications
Wingspan 880 mm
Fuselage Length 920 mm
Radio Required aileron, throttle, elevator,
rudder (optional)
Engine Required Glow .15 / 2.5 cm³ 2-Stroke eg MVVS .15 or .21
EP  Mega 22.20.3E Actro C8
Our Aircombat Focke Wulf Fw-190D kit has a very light and also very strong fibreglass fuselage with moulded in tail.
This allows for fast building.
Ready to cover wings and flat tail are pre-made from veneered foam, and balsa.
Fibreglass cowling. Canopy, included.
Clear well illustrated diagrams & instructions.
If you choose the electric power option recommended  it will take off ground and fly as good as or better than the glow version

     

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