Mastercraft Collection: FW-190A Focke Wulf..
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 10.4 inches
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Though the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a very competent fighter aircraft for the Germans, the Ministry of Aviation believed that it will soon be outclassed by the continuously advancing aviation of other countries. As such, the Ministry called for a new plane in 1937. It wanted an aircraft that could both be the partner of the Bf 109 in the frontlines and be the basis for next generation fighters. Kurt Tank responded to the call by introducing an aircraft powered by an air-cooled, 14-cylinder BMW 139 radial engine. The concept of using a radial engine was initially frowned upon because it was believed that a large front could cause drag. But Tank argued that proper installation would not cause this problem as he pointed to the US Navy’s radial-engine planes. Following much persuasions, Kurt Tank was soon able to produce the first prototype for the Focke-Wulf series. The Fw 190 V1 was first flown on June 1939 and showed good performance. Among other variants, the Fw 190A Focke Wulf was produced in June 1941. This aircraft was powered by a 1,539hp BMW 801 C-1 engine.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!