The Fw190 first went into service in the summer of 1941. It proved to be much better than the RAF's Spitfire Mk V and soon became known as the Butcher Bird. Early versions suffered from overheating problems, which weren't completely rectified until later models. The Jabo versions were fitted as fighter bombers and could carry 250kg or 500kg bombs under the fuselage. The A-8 was the most commonly used A series Fw190. It was heavily armed with two 13mm machine guns and four 20mm cannons, and in addition it could carry bombs, rockets and gun pods etc.
Eduard are a Czech based manufacturer famed for the model accessories. They have in the last few years released a successful range of kits. Their Weekend Editions are basic versions of the Profipacks, with the same plastic parts but without the mask/etch and with only 2 marking options. This kit is highly detailed, probably the most detailed Fw190A/F kit in 1/72. There are decals for 4 different aircraft.