Nicknamed the "Butcher Bird," the Fw 190 was Germany's best air-to-ground fighter. Faster and more agile than the British Spitfire, it dominated the skies over Europe as a fighter and was the Luftwaffe's most important ground-attack aircraft. Controlled by the skilled hands of aces like Oberleutnant Otto Kittel, the FW-190 gained the reputation of being one of the greatest fighters of all time. This fighter-bomber and anti-tank aircraft was almost impossible to defeat until the introduction of the long-range P-51 Mustang.
This particular 1:72 scale replica of a Focke-Wulf Fw-190A-3 "Black 7", was flown by
Oberleutnant Karl Borris, the Staffelkapitan of 8./JG 26, based at Wevelghem, March 1942. Sold Out!
Wingspan: 5.25 inches
Length: 5 inches
Release Date: September 2005
Historical Account: "Schlageter" - Karl Borris (January 3rd, 1916 - August 18th, 1981) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Karl Borris is credited with 43 victories, all of them over the Western Front. Borris was also responsible for the introduction of the FW 190 to front line service. Borris and 30 other pilots extensively tested the Fw 190 and their input was used in he decision to continue the project.