Corgi Aviation Archive 1/72 scale US34308: Focke-Wulf Fw 190A “White 1” of 1./JG 54 Grunherz, Luftwaffe Walter Nowotny, Krasnogvardeisk, USSR, February 1943. With superb looking large scale Nose Art Panel. Intended primarily for US only issue, Limited Edition of 1510 Pieces.
Length 4.75 inches Wingspan 5.75 inches
Walter Nowotny was arguably the most successful FW190 pilot of the war, claiming the vast percentage of his 258 kills with the Focke-Wulf fighter on the Eastern Front in 1942-44.
Please note: This model features an intentionally rough looking paint scheme to simulate the coat of whitewash that was hastily applied over the original camouflage by ground crews at the front lines.
Designed by Kurt Tank, the Fw-190A was first flown on June 1st, 1939. This small, yet ferociously-powered aircraft was fast and maneuverable and packed a fierce armament package earning it the nickname “Butcher Bird”. The wide landing gear, excellent visibility and high-altitude paddle-bladed propeller endeared it to pilots familiar with the shortcomings of its predecessor – the Messerschmitt Bf 109. Some of the Luftwaffe’s most famous fighter aces flew the Fw 190. Many variants were produced during the war, with the most notable being the inline-engine equipped and longer-nosed 190D, known as the “Dora.”