Model Airplane News
November, 1942

Model Airplane News Cover for November, 1942 by Jo Kotula Focke-Wulf 190

Focke-Wulf 190 "Wurger"
Model Airplane News Cover Art for November, 1942
by Jo Kotula
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The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger, was a German single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s. It was used by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. The design was the last mass produced piston-engine German fighter to see action in the war. It partially replaced the Messerschmitt Bf 109 in 1941. By 1945, the Fw 190 operated effectively on all fronts. Production ran from 1941, past the end of WW2, during which time the aircraft was continually updated with over 20,000 built.

 Focke-Wulf 190 Fighter

Focke-Wulf Fw-190 "Würger" Fighter
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The Fw 190 was well-liked by its pilots, and was superior in all but turn radius to the Royal Air Force's Spitfire Mk. V. However, later Spitfire variants were at qualitative parity from 1942 onward. The early Fw 190As performance decreased at high altitudes (usually 20,000ft and above) which prevented use in attacking the high-flying B-17 bombers. This problem was not corrected until 1944.

Like the Bf 109, the Fw 190 was employed as a "workhorse", and proved suitable for a wide variety of roles, including fighter, ground-attack aircraft, escort, and to some extent, as a night fighter. Here is a German newsreel from WWII (with English subtitles), describing the Focke-Wulf 190

This is a Cleveland Master Kit for the Fw 190, a challenge to model builders.

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Cleveland Model Kit for the FW-190
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You can buy the plans and patterns that will enable you to make this model right now. Click Here to go to the exact location on the Cleveland Website to get them.

Cleveland Site Location of plans for the FW-190   

Focke-Wulf Fw-190 "Würger" at the Cleveland Site

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