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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8

by Dr Hilton de Mello e Oliveira


Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 (Light Armament Version) 
Oberstleutant Josef Priller JG 26, Normandy, June 1944





Tamiya's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8 (ref 61039) can be easily modified to the A-8 version.

I built the Tamya kit almost out-of-the-box, adding only True Details wheels and photo-etched seat-belts.  As with all the Tamiya kits I have built, it was very pleasant with no real construction problems. 

I wanted to depict "Pips" Priller's famous Wurger, "Black 13 - + -", at the time of his appearance over Normandy in June 1944.

His aircraft was the light armament version of the Fw 190A-8, so some minor modifications were necessary. The only tricky job was to build the rack for the fuel tank. 



I used the Trimaster rack, and placed it according to the Trimaster instructions. It is a very delicate rack - a little difficult to accurately align. Also it was attached a little to the rear of the regular position of the rack. 

The other modifications is that the outer wing MG 151/20 need to be removed. The canopy was the early flat type.



Painting and Decals


I used Gunze-Sangyo acrylics according to the Trimaster instructions. The camouflage is RLM 75 and 70, under surfaces RLM 76.



I used Trimaster decals for Priller's markings.





  • Aero Detail vol. 6 

  • Squadron Fw 190 In Action 

  • Luftwaffe Codes, Markings & Units 1939-1945 (reference photo) 

  • Trimaster kit instrutions manual



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Model, Text and Photographs Copyright 2000 by Dr Hilton de Mello e Oliveira
Page Created 03 April, 2000
Last Updated 26 July, 2007

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