Dragon DRW50324 German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4 Fighter - Oberstleutnant Hannes Trautloft, "Black Double Chevron and Bars", Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grunherz", Eastern Front, 1942 (1:72 Scale)
"Guns before butter. Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat."
- Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, Head of the German Luftwaffe
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 JG 54, Oberstleutnant Hannes Trautloft. Now in stock!
Wingspan: 5.25 inches
Length: 5 inches
Release Date: April 2008
Historical Account: "The Reign in Spain" - Oberstleutnant Hannes Trautloft's first combat experience was in the Spanish Civil War where he scored five victories. In WWII he saw combat in Poland and France before being appointed Kommodore of the newly established JG.54 on August 25th, 1940. He participated in the Battle of Britain, the Balkans campaign and Operation Barbarossa, before eventually finishing with 58 aerial victories in his remarkable career, 45 of which were on the Eastern Front.