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Combat Legend:- Focke-Wulf Fw 190

By Peter Caygill

ISBN: 9781840373660
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 2002
PAGES: 96
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 16 pages colour photos & profiles, plus design plans & b/w photos throughout text

¥ Considered the best German fighter aircraft of WWII¥ The ideal introduction for both the general reader and the enthusiast¥ Attractive, collectable, exceptional value!

The Fw190A-1 entered service with the Luftwaffe in 1941. It caused great alarm amongst the Allied air forces, since it immediately proved to be a superior adversary to the legendary Spitfire. Later, in 1944, the Fw190D-9 became operational and was considered to be Germany's best piston-engined fighter of the War, with a top speed of 430 mph and armed with two cannon and two machine guns. Early models were powered by a BMW radial engine but this was superseded towards the end of the War by the Jumo 2213A that produced 2,240 horse power. Fighter-bomber variants could carry up to 1000 kg of bombs.

This is the perfect introductory book for the general reader, enthusiast and modeller alike wishing to find a succinct yet detailed introduction to the design and history of the FW 190. Why was the aircraft conceived? What was it like to fly on a mission? Who were the people who designed it and became famous for flying it? What were its virtues and vices? These and many more questions are answered here, plus a host of illustrations that show variations of colour schemes used in different operational theatres and rare photographs taken when the heat was on.

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