Saturday, November 02, 2013

1/144 FW-190 F-8

1/144 FW-190 F-8

MKM14422   Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 (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.

Compared to its Fw 190A-8 counterpart, the F-8 model had a reduced wing armament, consisting of only two wing root-mounted cannons. Centreline fuselage and underwing racks enabled bombs to be carried.
At least 3,400 aircraft of this type was built and many modifications, using special pre-packaged or field kits, existed to fulfil various roles.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1)   Fw 190F-8, White T, II./SG 77, Luftwaffe, Lemberg (Lvov) airfield, Ukraine, summer 1944
2)   Fw 190F-8, White 11, I./SG 4, Luftwaffe, San Damiano-Piacenza airfield, Northern Italy, May 1944
3)   Fw 190F-8, Yellow 14, II./SG 2, Luftwaffe, Neubiberg Air Base, Germany, May 1945
4)   Fw 190F-8, Black M, III./JG 3, Luftwaffe, Sweden, May 1945
This injection-moulded kit contains 15 parts, 1 clear part (the cockpit canopy) and 1 resin part (the cockpit interior). A comprehensive instruction leaflet and a decal sheet are included.

Available for Pre-order at  (run by Miniwing) and free worldwide shipping (November 2013)

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