The Focke Wulf 190D is proving to be a popular aircraft on HyperScale. Its sleek profile and impressive performance make it a natural subject for modellers and researchers alike.
Black 4 was one of four Focke Wulf 190D-9s from 6./JG 6 that flew to Furth and surrendered to American forces on 8 May, 1945. Two of the other three accompanying aircraft are also depicted on HyperScale - Black 8 in a construction feature and Black 12 in the Gallery.
The four aircraft shared similar werknummern, but wore very different camouflage schemes.
The finish of Black 4 featured large areas of grey primer as a camouflage colour on the upper wings; a disruptive patter of RLM 83 Dark Green; a sparse, spotty mottle of RLM 81 Brown-Violet on the rear fuselage and tail; undersurfaces in standard RLM 76 White-Blue; and the fuselage extension in a lighter shade of RLM 76. Compare this finish to the other two aircraft mentioned above on HyperScale.
Markings were the simplified black style typical of late war Doras.
This is the Tamiya 1/48 scale Focke Wulf Fw 190D-9 built almost unmodified by Chris Wauchop. The only extra details are harnesses from lead foil and wire, and flattened tyres. For full details of construction of the Tamiya kit, see John Kerr's Feature Article.
Markings were sourced from "Experten Decals No. 3 - History, Camouflage and Markings of JV 44, JG 6 and JG 1 Focke Wulf 190 Ds". This set includes markings for three Doras, plus a 36 page book with historical research, colour notes, colour photographs, scale drawings and a helpful FS Number reference guide to RLM colours. Although the quality of the decals is excellent, I have found the book is even more useful!
For modellers wishing to depict one of the other three aircraft, "Black 8" and "Black Chevron Dot" are offered on KommanDeur Decals sheet KD4801FD, and "Black 12" may be sourced from Experten Decals No. 1.
The following web sites and references will be helpful for Dora aficionados:
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