WOW207 Focke-Wulf Fw.190 ‘Walter Nowotny’
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The Fw 190 is one of the iconic aircraft of all time and along with the Messerschmitt Bf 109, was the backbone of the Luftwaffe fighter force during WW2. Designed by Kurt Tank the Fw 190 entered service in 1941 and quickly proved itself superior to the RAF’s Spitfire MK V in virtually every aspect.
The Fw 190 was upgraded throughout its service during WW2 and was liked by its pilots for its ruggedness and ability to land on the rough airstrips, which were often found on the Russian front. Not only was the Fw 190 used as a day fighter, but saw service as a night and ground attack fighter and towards the end of the war it was also utilized to carry the Mistel, a radio controlled Junkers Ju 88 packed with explosives which was often used to destroy bridges.
Our aircraft is one flown by Walter Nowotny who was an Austrian-born fighter ace of the Luftwaffe in World War II. He is credited with 258 aerial victories in 442 combat missions.
Nowotny joined the Luftwaffe in 1939 and completed his fighter pilot training in 1941, after which he was posted to Jagdgeschwader 54 “Grünherz” (JG 54) on the Eastern Front. Nowotny was the first pilot to achieve 250 victories, 194 of these were in 1943 alone , earning him the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds on 19 October 1943.
This 1/30 scale FW190 ‘Nowotny’ comes with a free figure SS061B ‘The Last Supper’