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Hobby Master 1/48 scale HA7426: Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4 as flown by ace pilot Gruppenkommandeur Oblt. Adolf Dickfeld of I/JG 2, Tunisia, end of 1942. Production run of only 400 models.
Length 7.25 inches Wingspan 8.5 inches
Adolf Dickfeld (20 February 1910 – 17 May 2009) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator during World War II, a ace credited with 136 enemy aircraft shot down in about 1,072 combat missions. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, the highest award in the military and paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany during World War II.
In 1937 even though the Me-109 was a very capable fighter the Reichsluftfahrtministeriun (RLM) or Reich Air Ministry was worried that future foreign designs might surpass its performance so they called for submissions of designs. Kurt Tank won the competition with his radical use of an air-cooled radial engine that he dubbed the Fw-190 Würger (Butcher Bird). There were many skeptics who believed this new aircraft would surpass the performance of the Me-109. However when the Fw-190 entered combat in the summer of 1941 it already was Germany’s premiere piston-powered WWII fighter. Over 20,000 of all variants of the Fw-190 were built with 13,291 of these being of the 9 different “A” variants.