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-4 "Black 1", was flown by the Staffelkapitan of 2./JG Richthofen, Oberleutnant Horst Hannig, based at Triqueville, in May 1943. Sold Out!
Wingspan: 5.25 inches
Length: 5 inches
Release Date: July 2005
Historical Account: Horst Hannig (November 13th, 1921 – May 15th, 1943) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat. Haning is credited with 98 aerial victories claimed in 350 combat missions. Horst Hannig was killed in action on May 15th, 1943, against the Royal Air Force (RAF) operations that targeted Caen-Carpiquet Airdrome and Poix Airdrome. He was shot down by Squadron Leader J.Charles leading Yellow Section of No. 611 Squadron RAF.