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Focke-Wulf 190F-9/Pb

by David Anderson


Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-9/Pb




B a c k g r o u n d


The Fw 190F-9 was one of the prolific series of attack aircraft that spearheaded the Luftwaffe’s swindling offensive capabilities in the closing months of World War II. 

The F could carry a wealth of weapons, often with special Rustsatz conversion kits. 

The production of Fw 190F-9 took place at the Arado and Dornier plants between October 1944 and the end of hostilities, but the exact number of aircraft completed is not known.  



This particular F-9 was equipped with base plates ready to mount rockets called Panzerblitz 1 (Pb 1/ Late version).  Internal armament consisted of two MG 151 cannon and two heavy MG 131 type fuselage machine guns (hence the bulges ahead of the windscreen).  The fuselage command markings indicate that a group staff technical officer flew this particular aircraft.



The Model


German WWII fighters are still some of the most appealing subjects to modelers everywhere.  Besides the fact that they were formidable adversaries, the versatility of colour schemes and markings allow the modeler to build up a collection of attractive models.  

I based my model on Tamiya’s 1/48 scale Focke–Wulf Fw 190F-8 and incorporated Cavalier’s Fw 190F-8 radial engine (now deleted) along with various extras from Verlinden’s Fw 190A-8 and D-9 Super Detail Sets. 




Needless to say, a lot of scratch building went into the model to compliment the aftermarket products.  Eduard Etchmetal cockpit, flap detail and True Details wheels were also used.  

The model was painted and drybrushed in a combination of acrylics and enamels for the colour scheme and varnishing before AeroMaster Decals were applied to bring the model to life.  Weathering consisted of acrylic and oil washes followed by paint chipping and a little pastel to selected areas.



A d d i t i o n a l   I m a g e s


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1.      Aircraft Monograph Fw 190A/F/G/S Part 11, by Adam Skupiewski, published by AJ- Press.

2.      Focke Wulf Fw 190F, G- JaPo

3.      Aero Detail 6 Focke Wulf Fw 190A/F, published by Dai Nippon Kaiga Co., Ltd.

4.   German Aircraft Interiors 1935- 1945 Vol. 1, by Kenneth A. Merrick, published by Monogram Aviation


Model, Text and Photographs Copyright © 1999 by David Anderson
Page Created 31 August, 1999
Last Updated 26 July, 2007

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