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German Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 Fighter - IV./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Prenzlau, Germany, 1945 [With Collector Magazine]

DeAgostini German Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 Fighter - IV./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Prenzlau, Germany, 1945 [With Collector Magazine]




 
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DeAgostini DAWF15 German Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 Fighter - IV./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", Prenzlau, Germany, 1945 [With Collector Magazine] (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.

First appearing in August 1944 as a result of a special Air Ministry requirement, the FW 190D-9 was an attempt to produce a high-altitude fighter based heavily on an existing fighter, the FW 190A-8. The nose was reshaped and lengthened to accommodate a new engine. The Fw 190D-9 proved to be a superb fighter.

This particular 1:72 scale replica of a German Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 fighter was attached to IV./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet", then deployed to Prenzlau, Germany, during 1945. Now in stock!

Dimensions
Wingspan: 5-inches
Length: 5-inches

Release Date: February 2020

Historical Account: "In the Beginning" - Hans von Hahn was born on August 7th, 1914, at Frankurt in Main. He joined the navy as a sea-cadet in 1934 but transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1935. On September 16th, 1939, von Hahn was appointed Staffelkapitan of 8./JG 53. He served under the command of Hauptmann Werner Molders (115 victories, RK-Br, killed in action 22 November 1941), Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 53. He recorded his first victory on December 22nd, 1939, when he shot down a RAF Hurricane fighter of 73 Squadron northwest of Metz in France. Von Hahn recorded five confirmed victories during the French campaign. Von Hahn was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG 3 on August 27th, 1940.

During the Battle of Britain, von Hahn added a further six victories to his tally, including two Hurricanes on October 7th to record his 10th and 11th. victories. Operating over the Eastern front, von Hahn raised his victory total to 31. He claimed three Russian twin-engine bombers shot down near Brody on June 26th, 1941, to record his 14th through 16th victories. Von Hahn recorded his 20th victory on July 6th, when he shot down two Russian DB-3 twin-engine bombers near Shepetowka. Hauptmann von Hahn was awarded the Ritterkreuz on July 9th, 1941, for 21 victories. He recorded nine victories in July, including three Russian SB-2 twin-engine bombers shot down near Berdichev on July 14th (25-27).

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Interchangeable landing gear
  • Spinning propeller
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand
  • Comes with magazine written in Japanese
  • Comes in a bookcase format packaging

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