Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/R2 ‘Black 8’ Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz, II Staffel (Sturm) IV/JG.3

Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/R2 ‘Black 8’ Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz, II Staffel (Sturm) IV/JG.3

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Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/R2 ‘Black 8’ Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz, II Staffel (Sturm) IV/JG.3

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Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/R2 ‘Black 8’ Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz, II Staffel (Sturm) IV/JG.3, Dreux Airfield, France, June 1944

Having survived the Luftwaffe onslaught during the Battle of Britain, the RAF had replenished their fighter numbers, which included the latest versions of the Supermarine Spitfire, to a point where they began mounting offensive sweeps over Northern Europe. As these became more successful, the arrival of a new German fighter caused serious concern amongst RAF commanders, as increasing numbers of their fighters were falling to the guns of this fearsome new opponent. If the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was considered a thoroughbred fighter, the new Focke Wulf Fw190 was much more of a workhorse aircraft, likened by some pilots as being ‘industrial’ in its construction and operation.

It was a fast, manoeuvrable and heavily armed fighter, designed from the outset to be rugged in the field and relatively easy to fly and at lower altitudes, it proved to be almost invincible in the hands of a capable pilot. The Focke Wulf quickly earned a fearsome reputation for its ruthless effectiveness in combat and was given the nickname ‘Wurger’, which translates to Shrike, or Butcher Bird, a carnivorous bird with something of a murderous reputation. The Focke Wulf Fw190 would go on to see extensive service throughout the remainder of WWII, with over 20,000 aircraft being produced during this time – it is without doubt one of the greatest fighter aircraft to ever take to the skies.

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  • Detailed Crew Figure(s) Detailed Crew Figure(s)
  • Fuel Tanks Fuel Tanks
  • Optional Undercarriage Down Optional Undercarriage Down
  • Rotatable Propellers Rotatable Propellers
Scale 1:72
Limited Edition Yes
Limited Edition Size 1,000
Wingspan 145mm
Age Suitability 14+

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The symbol of the Luftwaffe !

Corgi still offers another model of A-8: The livery is of sensation. Perfect finish and beautiful effect.

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FW190

I initially get a stand a stand that Plane didnt seem to fit on but after Emailing Corgi spares it was sorted out in no time, it now has a stand that it fits perfectly on. This plane is fantastic The Black Grey and Red go well together helping it to really stand out. It looks extremely well made, its a little bit smaller then what I was expecting but I would happily recommend it to anyone!

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FW190A-8/R2 Black 8

Overall a very nice model. 8.5/10. The attention to detail is good and QC was excellent on my model. The Corgi Focke Wulf Tool is a excellent mould. Only one small gripe is the mottling could be slightly more realistic, but it does not detract from the model. Corgi still far better in this area than their competitors attempts IMHO! Colours are crisp and lines clean. The Guns & wing bulges are correct for the R2 variant. Very pleased with model.

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