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Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-11

by Graham Tarra


Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-11





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. 

Paints are Xtracolour for the main scheme with Humbrol details. 

Xtracolour "Exhaust Colour" was lightly sprayed on for the exhaust & gunsmoke stains (I have ruined several models in the past by attempting to recreate some of the superb weathering effects seen on other models in HyperScale's Gallery so nowadays, I limit myself to this basic technique! 

The undersides are in RLM23 Rot. I have never seen this particular shade quoted as having been used here but it seems logical.

Radio antenna is stretched sprue with blobs of PVA for the insulators.

Interestingly, an image on the back cover of "Luftwaffe Camouflage & Markings 1935/345 part 4", shows this machine with a "blown" canopy, however I chose to use the standard canopy as directed in the kit instructions. Someone may be able to confirm or refute my assumption! (The standard canopy is correct for this aircraft - Ed). In any case, the blown canopy was in quite short supply by this stage of the war.

I have in my possession a copy of the Eagle Cals sheet for other machines from this unit so watch this space for a few more Fw 190D-9s!


ProModeler's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-11 is available online from Squadron.com

Model, Images and Text Copyright 2001 by Graham Tarra
Page Created 15 March, 2001
Last Updated 18 July, 2001

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