1/144 FW-190 A-8/A-9
MKM14421 Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/A-9 (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box)
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190, designed in 1938, was a versatile German single-seat aeroplane which became the backbone of the Luftwaffe’ fighter force during WWII. Except its main role as a day fighter (A-series) it was also used as a fighter-bomber and ground-attack aircraft (F models). It was an all-metal monoplane powered by a BMW 801 radial engine.
The Fw 190A-8 was the most numerously built variant, which production reached nearly 1400 machines. The A-9 was the last A-model produced and was fitted with a more powerful engine and a bubble canopy.
Tha armament remained similar to that fitted to the previous variants, i.e., two fuselage machine guns and four cannons in the wing roots and outer wings, while a drop tank could also be fitted beneath the fuselage.
Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Fw 190A-8, Red 1, Hans Dortenmann, 2./JG 54, Luftwaffe, Vélizy-Villacoublay Air Base, France, June 1944
2) Fw 190A-8, Blue 17, IV./JG 54, Luftwaffe, Berlin area, Germany, May 1945
3) Fw 190A-8, Red 11, Dieter Göthel, 10./JG 301, Luftwaffe, Dresden-Heller Air Base, Germany, January 1945
4) Fw 190A-9, Yellow 5, 3./JG 5, Luftwaffe, Germany, spring 1945
This injection-moulded kit contains 14 parts, 1 clear part (the cockpit canopy) and 1 resin part (the cockpit interior). A comprehensive instruction leaflet and a decal sheet are included.