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Focke Wulf Fw 190D13 Stab JG26 Yellow 10 Kdr Franz Gotz WNr 836017 Weiche Germany 1945 01

Focke Wulf Fw 190D13 Stab JG26 Yellow 10 Kdr Franz Gotz WNr 836017 Weiche Germany 1945-01

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Wurger or Shrike in a nutshell

National origin:- Germany
Role:- Fighter
Manufacturer:- Focke-Wulf
Designer:- Kurt Tank
First flight:- 1st June 1939
Introduction:- August 1941 Retired:- 9 May 1945 (Luftwaffe) and 1949 (Turkey)
Primary users:- Luftwaffe, Hungarian Air Force, Turkish Air Force
Produced:- between 1941-45; 1996: 16 reproductions
Number built:- Over 20,000
Variants:- Ta 152

The Focke-Wulf Fw-190 Wurger, was a single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft of Germany's Luftwaffe. Used extensively during the Second World War, over 20,000 were manufactured, including around 6,000 fighter-bomber models. Production ran from 1941 to the end of hostilities, during which time the aircraft was continually updated. Its later versions retained qualitative parity with Allied fighter aircraft, but Germany was not able to produce the aircraft in enough numbers to affect the outcome of the war.

The Fw-190 was well-liked by its pilots, and was quickly proven to be superior to the RAF's main front line fighter, the Spitfire Mk. V, on its combat debut in 1941. Compared to the Bf-109, the Fw-190 was a "workhorse", employed in and proved suitable for a wide variety of roles, including air superiority fighter, ground attack, fighter-bomber, long-range bomber escort, and night fighter.


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