Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-11
by Graham Tarra
Here is the Revell 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-11.
The Doras of JV 44 were responsible for protecting Messerschmitt Me 262s from Hawker Tempests & P51 Mustangs during their take off & landings. German jet engines did not provide fast enough acceleration if the 262 was attacked at low speed. Originally the Germans installed concentrated "flak lanes" to do this job but later used piston engined (FW190 & Me109) fighters as a back up. The red and white striped underside was to allow swift identification by the gunners.
The model is built almost straight from the box including the decals, which represent a machine from JV 44, werknummer 170933. The only additions are a set of etch brass seat belts.
ProModeler's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-11 is available online from Squadron.com
Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2001 by Graham