Among the most legendary fighters in history, the Fw 190 was first seen flying over France in August of 1941. Its combat debut came on the Eastern Front in late 1942 where it outperformed its Bf 109 predecessor in both firepower and maneuverability. The warbird was well-liked by its pilots, proving superior to its early-war Allied counterparts. Despite its initial glowing reviews and impressive manufacturing run, it did have a more difficult time at higher altitudes, leading to the longer-nosed "D" variant — which arrived too late to have an influence on the outcome of the war.
This 1/48 scale, Hobby Master, die cast model is a replica of an Fw 190A-4: "White 8" flown by Walter Nowotny — a 255-victory ace — on the Eastern Front in 1943. It features engraved panel lines, a glazed opening canopy, a well-equipped cockpit (with a hand-painted pilot figure and instrument panel), a rotating propeller, full weapons complement, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a display stand. Measures approximately 7½" long with an 8½" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA7421