Revell Focke Wulf FW 190D-9

An iconic German fighter, the Focke Wulf Fw 190 not only symbolizes the superiority of the Luftwaffe during the early stages of the Second World War but it’s demise as its career was abruptly terminated when the war ended in Europe. Over 20,000 Fw 190s were built and its success partly came about because its development never ceased and its ability to carry out several roles made it invaluable. The aircraft featured here is the Fw 190D-9 which represents a design departure which saw the fighter germinate into the Ta 152 high-altitude fighter. This particular machine is a Fw 190D-9 ‘Late’ which is fitted with a Ta 152 tail unit.    

This Revell kit is actually a 2017 re-box of the Eduard kit (8189) which dates back to 2011. Revell has made no effort to hide this fact as ‘Eduard’ is still marked on all six sprues – it is literally only the box that is different from the original kit. The kit still comes with Revell’s own A4, 20-page full colour instruction booklet which also contains four colour guides and decal options and the artwork on the box is an improvement over the original. A comprehensive AirDoc designed decal sheet gives the builder multiple options although as usual, swastikas will have to be sourced separately.  Cockpit, engine, cannon, undercarriage and wheel well detail are all superb and with this kits pedigree you cannot go wrong.

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Product: Construction kit

Ref: 03930

Scale: 1/48

Parts: 144

Price: £26.99

Manufacturer: Revell