82143 Eduard, Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 Light Fighter. Profipack Edition. 1:48 Scale

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Fw 190A-5 Light Fighter. Profipack Edition, 1:48 Scale

82143 - Eduard

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger is a German single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s and widely used during World War II.

Along with its well-known counterpart, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Focke-Wulf 190 Würger became the backbone of the Luftwaffe's Jagdwaffe (Fighter Force).

The twin-row BMW 801 radial engine that powered most operational versions enabled the Fw 190 to lift larger loads than the Bf 109, allowing its use as a day fighter, fighter-bomber, ground-attack aircraft and, to a lesser degree, night fighter.

The Fw 190 A started flying operationally over France in August 1941, and quickly proved superior in all but turn radius to the Royal Air Force's main front-line fighter, the Spitfire Mk. V, especially at low and medium altitudes. The 190 maintained superiority over Allied fighters until the introduction of the improved Spitfire Mk. IX.

In November/December 1942, the Fw 190 made its air combat debut on the Eastern Front, finding much success in fighter wings and specialised ground attack units called Schlachtgeschwader (Battle Wings or Strike Wings) from October 1943 onwards.

The Fw 190 provided greater firepower than the Bf 109, and at low to medium altitude, superior manoeuvrability, in the opinion of German pilots who flew both fighters.

Experiments with prototypes proved that the Fw 190 A could easily carry heavier ordnance. The Fw 190 A-5 was a "stretched" version. The engine was moved six inches forward, which was accommodated by an extension in the forward fuselage. This moved the centre of gravity forward, allowing more weight to be carried aft.

Sub-types of the Fw 190 A-5 included night fighters, night intruders, fighter bombers, specialised bomber attackers, long range fighters and more.

The Model

This 1/48 scale Fw 190 A-5 ProfiPACK release contains nearly 200 parts in grey plastic and 10 clear plastic parts, plus a colour photo-etched fret, canopy and wheel masks, markings for five nicely varied aircraft plus stencil decals. 

Instructions are supplied in a 16 page A-4 size colour booklet, with a detailed history on the front page followed by a parts list, construction steps, and full-colour marking guides for each of the five subjects, each with a four-view illustration, and finally a stencil placement guide.

Kit Highlights:

  • Plastic parts: Eduard
  • No. of decal options: 5
  • Decals: Eduard
  • PE parts: Yes, pre-painted
  • Painting mask: Yes
  • Resin parts: No

Glue and paint are required but are not included.

Flat Fee Postage of $12.00 for this model kit to anywhere in Australia. Spend $75 for FREE postage.

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