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Tamiya 1/48 German Focke Wulf FW190A3 WW2 Plastic kit 61037

Tamiya 1/48 German Focke Wulf FW190A3 WW2 Plastic kit 61037
When the first Fw190's appeared in 1941 they were a serious threat to RAF air superiority in the skies over occupied France. Their 1700HP BMW801 radial engine and superb maneuverability gave them a performance edge that was not challenged until the RAF started receiving the improved Spitfire Mk IX. The Tamiya Fw190 A-3 builds up into a highly detailed 1/48th scale replica and includes high quality water activated decals for three aircraft.
Glue and paints are required to assemble and complete the model (not included)
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Development of the FW190 series began in the Autumn of 1937, under a contract issued by the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (Air Ministry) for a single seat fighter to supplement the Messerschmitt Bf109. Two proposals were submitted by Kurt Tank, the technical director of the Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau (aircraft factory). The proposal using the then new BMW 801 aircooled radial engine was chosen. This tough and powerful engine was placed in a robust airframe and provided superb handling, well balanced control, and brisk acceleration.

It entered service in 1941, flying alongside the Bf 109 and it soon took control of air superiority over the English Channel. Establishing itself as a mainstay fighter of the Luftwaffe, it outperformed the contemporary Spitfire Mk. V's in almost every respect and maintained this advantage until the arrival of the Spitfire IX in July 1942. The FW 190 fighter underwent constant improvement throughout its life. The A-3 version used the improved BMW 801Dg engine that produced 1,700hp. Armament was increased from four to six guns, consisting of two rapid firing MG 151's in the wing roots; two MG FF's outboard of the landing gear and two fuselage mounted MG 17 machine guns.

Throughout WW2, many Luftwaffe squadrons allowed personal pilot markings and distinctive squadron insignia to be used, plus lower cowl, wing tip and rudder color additions to the original paint schemes.

Two well printed decal sheets: 1) national markings (and Swastikas)
and large aircraft identification markings; 2) stencile and small
aircraft identification markings. Three aircraft
1: 8./JG2 13 + |.
Fuselage top: Grey-Violet RLM75, Dk Grey RLM74 and Blk Green RLM70
mottled camo; Wing top: RLM75/RLM74 Splinter camouflage.
Bottom: RLM 76 Light blue w/ Yellow engine access panel.
2: III./JG2 Hauptmann Hans Hahn, Commander.
Variation on scheme A.
3: Stab./JG26 Hauptmann Wilhelm Gath.
Variation on scheme A.

Tamiya 1/48 German Focke Wulf FW190A3 WW2 Plastic kit 61037
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