Dragon DRW50107 Limited Edition German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-4 Fighter - Siegfried Schnell, Staffelkapitan of 9./Jagdgeschwader 2, Vannes, France, February 1943 (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 German Focke-Wulf FW 190A-4 was flown by Siegfried Schnell, Staffelkapitan of 9./JG2, which was based at Vannes, France in February 1943. Now in stock!
Wingspan: 5.25 inches
Length: 5 inches
Release Date: May 2005
Historical Account: Born on January 23rd, 1916, in Zielenzig, Germany, Major Siegfried Schnell was a German World War II Luftwaffe flying ace with 93 victories and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.
Siegfried Schnell was killed in action on February 25th, 1944, over Narwa when he was shot down by a Soviet fighter.