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The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger (Shrike) was a German Second World War single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s. Powered by a radial engine, the 190 had ample power and was able to lift larger loads than its well-known counterpart, the Messerschmitt Bf 109. The 190 was used by the Luftwaffe in a wide variety of roles, including day fighter, fighter-bomber, ground-attack aircraft and, to a lesser degree, night fighter.
FMS has truly captured the entrancing lines of the powerful and menacing FW 190-A8. FMS has also given this aircraft a very broad, highly maneuverable flight envelope yet remaining predictable gives a very rewarding package to anyone that flies this aircraft. which will enable any budding pilot to experience dynamic and exciting dog fights, along with simple but gratifying aerobatics.
The powerful motor and scale 3 blade propeller will eat up the airspace without the slightest hint of running out of power. Landings and takeoffs are a breeze due to the light wing loading and powerful control surfaces. Hitting the retract switch and watching the scale gear retract or extend slowly is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Take to the sky this year with the FW190 from FMS's exhilarating war bird collection.
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger (English: Shrike) is a German single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s and widely used during World War II. Along with its well-known counterpart, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Fw 190 became the backbone of the Luftwaffe's Jagdwaffe (Fighter Force). The twin-row BMW 801 radial engine that powered most operational versions enabled the Fw 190 to lift larger loads than the Bf 109, allowing its use as a day fighter, fighter-bomber, ground-attack aircraft and, to a lesser degree, night fighter.
The Fw 190A started flying operationally over France in August 1941, and quickly proved superior in all but turn radius to the Royal Air Force's main front-line fighter, the Spitfire Mk. V, particularly at low and medium altitudes. The 190 maintained superiority over Allied fighters until the introduction of the improved Spitfire Mk. IX. In November/December 1942, the Fw 190 made its air combat debut on the Eastern Front, finding much success in fighter wings and specialised ground attack units called Schlachtgeschwader (Battle Wings or Strike Wings) from October 1943 onwards.
The Fw 190A series' performance decreased at high altitudes (usually 6,000 m (20,000 ft) and above), which reduced its effectiveness as a high-altitude interceptor. From the Fw 190's inception, there had been ongoing efforts to address this with a turbosupercharged BMW 801 in the B model, the much longer-nosed C model with efforts to also turbocharge its chosen Daimler-Benz DB 603 inverted V12 powerplant, and the similarly long-nosed D model with the Junkers Jumo 213. Problems with the turbocharger installations on the -B and -C subtypes meant only the D model entered service in September 1944. These high-altitude developments eventually led to the Focke-Wulf Ta 152, which was capable of extreme speeds at medium to high altitudes (
755 km/h (408 kn; 469 mph) at 13,500 m (44,300 ft)). While these "long nose" 190 variants and the Ta 152 derivative especially gave the Germans parity with Allied opponents, they arrived too late to affect the outcome of the war.
The Fw 190 was well-liked by its pilots. Some of the Luftwaffe's most successful fighter aces claimed many of their kills while flying it, including Otto Kittel, Walter Nowotny and Erich Rudorffer. The Fw 190 provided greater firepower than the Bf 109 and, at low to medium altitude, superior manoeuvrability, in the opinion of German pilots who flew both fighters. It was regarded as one of the best fighter planes of World War II.
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Overall Length: 1230mm
Flying Weight: 2550g
Motor Size: 4250-KV580 Powerful Out runner Brushless Motor
ESC: 70A with 5A SBEC Brushless ESC
Servo: 9g Servo x 4, 17g Servo x 2
Radio: 6 Channel (Aileron, Elevator,Rudder, Flaps, Retracts=
CG : 90mm (From Leading Edge)
Prop Size: 15*8 3 Blade Propeller
Recommended Battery: Li-Po 14.8V 2600mAh 25C
Approx. Flying Duration: 6 min
Assembly Time: 1 hour
Material: Durable EPO