Focke Wulf FW-190A D9 ARF 46
The Focke Wulf "Dora" now in class ARF 46 EP GP
The FW 190D "long-nose" version was an adaptation of the radial-engined Fw 190A to the Junkers Jumo 213 twelve-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. In many respects, the "Dora" was the most successful version of the Focke-Wulf fighter to attain service in quantity. In 1943, the Luftwaffe was faced with a desperate need for fighters with better high-altitude performances to face the threat of Allied bombers. By that time, the Luftwaffe was aware of the existence of the B-29, and they were also aware that the existing Fw 190 would be incapable of effectively intercepting this American bomber at the altitudes at which it was supposedly capable of operating. Consequently, Dipl.-Ing. Kurt Tank undertook the development of a high altitude version of his Fw 190 fighter to meet the threat.
The solution was the Dora-9. It was powered by a Jumo 213A-1 engine rated at 1776 hp for takeoff and 1600 at 18,000 feet. The general opinion of the pilots who flew the FW 190D-9 was that it was the finest propeller-driven fighter available to the Luftwaffe during the entire war. In fact, many of its pilots considered it more than a match for the redoubtable P-51D Mustang.
Balsa and lite plywood construction laser cut
Covered in weathered detail in pre-printed film
Fiberglass cowling professionally painted
Control surfaces pre-hinged
With battery hatch for easy access to the fuselage
Optional retracts and struts
Step-to-step instruction manual
Fixed main gears and wheels
Hand painted pilot
Motor, retracts, struts, servos, glue and silicon tube