WOW209 Focke-Wulf Fw 189
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WOW209: The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (“Eagle Owl”) was a German twin-engine, twin-boom, three-seat tactical reconnaissance and army co-operational aircraft. It first flew in 1938 and entered service in 1940, production ran until mid-1944. Called the Fliegende Auge (“Flying Eye”) of the German Army, the FW 189 was used extensively on the Eastern Front with great success. It was nicknamed “Rama” (“frame” in the Russian, Ukrainian and Polish languages) by Soviet forces, referring to its distinctive tailboom and stabilizer shapes, giving it the characteristic quadrangular appearance. Despite its low speed and fragile looks, the FW 189’s manoeuvrability made it a difficult target for attacking Soviet fighters. When attacked, the FW 189 was often able to out-turn attacking fighters by simply flying in a tight circle into which enemy fighters could not follow. We have 1 variant on offer in very limited numbers, a two tone green camouflaged model with yellow theatre bands for the Russian front. This was a difficult project to complete in 1/30 scale due to the complex glass canopy but I am sure you will agree the finished result was well worth the effort. The FW 189 comes with FJ035 sentry figure free with our compliments. The $ price shown reflects the cost of worldwide postage and therefore no additional shipping charges will be levied at checkout.