Focke Wulf Fw
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.
Fw 190D, with a redesigned tail,
powered by the
Jumo 213 inline, liquid-cooled engine
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
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
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.
/ 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