Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 – White 6, I./SG 4, Luftwaffe, Northern Italy, 1944 1/48 Displayed Light Damage
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Hobby Master 1/48 scale HA7408: Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 “White 6” of I./SG 4, Luftwaffe, Northern Italy, 1944
Length 7.25 inches Wingspan 8.5 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Model has been on display and there are witness marks on the underside where glue was used to attach the undercarriage. Fortunately this cannot be seen with the model in usual display pose. All accessories are present. Please do not purchase if you want a perfect example of this rare model.
In late 1943 all the various forms of ground-attack units were consolidated into one new ground-attack unit Schlachtgeschwader 4. The new unit consisted of I./SG 4, II./SG 4, III./SG4. This reorganization created a single Geschwader equipped solely with Fw-190’s. After suffering losses in late 1943 I./SG 4 was transferred to Piancenza Italy to rest and re-equip with Fw-190 F-8. In February 1944 I./SG4 and II./SG-4 were transferred to Viterbo Italy. The new Fw-190 F-8 was used to try and halt the Allied advances at Anzio and in the Cassino region. In July 1944 the entire squad was transferred to the northern USSR to help with the Defense of the Reich. It was quite common for I./SG 4 to wear desert camouflage and a spinner with a white spiral even when they weren’t in desert areas.
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.”