The last of radial-engined 190s
The Fw190 has long been one of my favorites. It had a vast range of variations, just like its counterpart with a liquid-cooled engine, Bf109. The model I built this time is of A-9, the last of A series. Although it is virtually impossible to discriminate A-9s from A-8s by outer appearances, the W.Nr.750114I shows it was one from a small batch of A-9s produced by the factory Mimetall. An interesting feature of this particular aircraft is that it was attached with counterweights on the root of propeller blades.
I built this Eduard kit OOB, including the decals of 13./JG54; the counterweights of propellers were also included in PE parts! The colors of upper surfaces, grey 74 and green 82, are purely based on my speculation to evoke the “atmosphere” of a late-war radial engined 190. I hope you like it.
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