21 - Focke Wulf Fw 190 D-9

Focke Wulf Fw190 D "Langnase"

by Bjørn Jacobsen

Fw 190D "Dora" was the last of the Fw190 series. It was a high performance and very competent fighter, well suited to meet the American heavy bombers at high altitude (above 7,000m), where allied bomber formations operated.

 

This was a fighter that could stand up to the best of the allied fighters and was perhaps the best German fighter during WWII

 

The Fw190D had a fierce armament (2x20mm

and 2x13mm cannons) that could easily bring

down the heavies.

 

During its lifetime, more than 20,000 Fw 190s of

all types were built, but only about 1.800 of the

Dora.

The "Long Nose" came too late and in too small

quantities to cause major problems for the

hordes of B-17 and B-24 well protected by the

Mustangs.

 

The 190D had a 2.071Hp Jumo engine in

contrast to all previous Fw190 which all had

BMW engines.

This new engine gave the Fw 190D a speed of

680km/h.

 

The Jumo engine also gave the “Dora” its

characteristic long nose which of course was the

origin of the nickname.

 

 

To the left: Three different examples of camouflage on the

Fw190D. The Swastikas on the tail is probably removed for

political reasons

 

 

 

The Model

The white-black band on the tail identifies the model as a JG4 aircraft.

The camouflage consisted of RLM 75/83 on the upper surfaces, and blue-green RLM76 on the lower.

RLM75 and 83 were applied to the fuselage, and the tail unit wore RLM 83 mottling.

The engine section showed original Junkers paint of RLM83 and a whitish RLM76.

RLM75 spots were added to the upper cowling.

The forward part of the wing under surfaces, ailerons and landing flaps were blue-green RLM76.

 

The model is an Fw190D-9, belonging to Stab/JG4 (April 1945)

1:48 from Eduard (ProfiPack)

 

A Fw190D captured by US Forces in 1945

Specifications

Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9

 

Power plant: One Junkers Jumo213A-1 12 cylinder developing 1670kW (2242hp) at sea level.

 

Performance: Maximum speed 686km/h (423mph) at 6.600m (21.600ft), 575km/h (357mph) at sea level. Maximum range on internal fuel 837km (520miles)

 

Dimensions: Wing span 10,50m (34ft 5in), length 10,19m (33ft 5in), heath 3,36m (11ft)

 

Armament: Two 20mm MG151 cannons and two 13mm MG131 machine guns. One 500kg bomb

 

 

 

 

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