HOBBY MASTER 1/48 LUFTWAFFE – GERMAN AIR FORCE FOCKE-WULF FW 190 10 JG54 (HA7427)
$179.00 (Ex Tax: $162.73)
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Up for sale is a brand new 1/48 LUFTWAFFE – GERMAN AIR FORCE FOCKE-WULF FW 190 10 JG54 (HA7427) by Hobbymaster.
In 1937 even though the Me-109 was a very capable fighter the Reich Air Ministry called for submissions of better designs. Kurt Tank won the competition with his radical use of an air-cooled radial engine that he dubbed the Fw-190 Würger (Butcher Bird). There were many skeptics who believed this new aircraft wouldn’t surpass the performance of the Me-109 but they were proven wrong. Over 20,000 of all variants of the Fw-190 were built with 13,291 of these being of the 9 different “A” variants.
Austrian Walter “Nowi” Nowotny reported to JG 54 Grünherz (Green Hearts) in December 1940 as part of their Erganzungsstaffel (replacement squadron). Two months later he was transferred to 9./JG54 flying a Bf-109. On July 19, 1941 he scored his first two victories but was then shot down himself. In October 1942 Nowotny was appointed Squadron Leader of 1./JG54. In January 1943 JG54 began to re-equip with the much faster and more agile Focke-WulfFw-190. Flying more than 442 missions Nowotny accumulated 258 victories of which 255 were over the Eastern Front. Due to his skills he was promoted and had a squadron named after him (Kommando Nowotny) in which he commanded flying the then radical Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter in which he unfortunately lost his life.
This model aircraft is made from die-cast metal and include extensive detailing. It is similar in quality to Corgi, Gemini Jets, JC Wings, Witty Wings, Century Wings, NG Models and Aviation200.
Includes display stand.
|Dimensions||24 × 24 × 10 cm|
FOCKE-WULF FW 190