EDK8189 1/48 Focke Wulf Fw190D-9 LATE Profipack
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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 D series were interim fighters used as a stop gap measure while the superior Ta152 was being developed. The main difference was that they were powered by a Jumo inverted V-12 engine with annular radiator, instead of the BMW 801 Radial. Performance was greatly enhanced and they were able (with a good pilot) hold their own against the likes of the Mustang and Spitfire XIV. The late production version of the D-9, such as this, was fitted with the tail unit from the Ta152.
Eduard are a Czech based manufacturer famed for the model accessories. They have in the last few years released a successful range of kits. The Profipacks contain a kit with several marking options, along with a Colour Zoom etch set, Canopy Mask and a full colour instruction booklet. This kit has highly detailed and not for beginners. It is made from injection moulded plastic but is very complex with part engine/fuselage machine gun bay and cockpit detail. This sort of kit would really suit an advanced modeller, especially those who want to show off their skills in modelling competitions. There are markings for 5 different planes included in this kit.