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The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 was a German twin-engine, twin-boom, three-seat tactical reconnaissance and army cooperation aircraft. It first flew in 1938, entered service in 1940, and was produced until mid-1944.The Fw 189 was of a twin-engine design, made up of a long-spanning wing element and twin booms. The Fw 189 system was crewed by three personnel (consisting of the pilot and two gunners who also act as observers) positioned in a cockpit sitting high above and between the engine booms featuring a nearly all-glazed greenhouse-type design. The cockpit with many pieces of massive flat glass and double tail booms provide the best views all around. One gunner operates a I dorsal machine gun mounting and the other operates a machine gun mounting in a tail cone turret assembly. Possibly the best reconnaissance aircraft to operate during World War II, the Fw189 was produced in large numbers. Total production was 864 aircraft of all variants.Fw 189 was one of the most peculiar aircraft design for the German Luftwaffe in the Second World War and accounted for a successful operational run. Kit features: Photo-etched parts; and Masking for canopy painting.
- Shipping Weight: 11 pounds
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B004E2DRX2
- Item model number: L4803
Most interesting model and delivery was very fast.
Very Good Plastic Model Kit of an Unusual German WWII Aircraft
This is a plastic model kit, with some photoetched metal parts, to be assembled with glue and painted. It is produced for those 14 years of age and older, and primarily for those hobbyists who enjoy making miniatures of actual WWII aircraft. It assembles to be a very good, detailed representation in 1/48 scale of an unusual and interesting WWII German Heer (army) support and reconnaissance aircraft that was armed with machine guns, plus a large internal camera and /or small bombs depending on the task assigned. It is a popular model probably due to the limited production of the original, twin booms, large glass area, and unusual revolving top and rear machine gun “turrets.” Primarily used on the Russian front, it was a relatively slow aircraft (because of how it was intended to be used) but was well armed and often frustrated attempts to shoot it down by pilots of advanced Russian fighters because of its maneuverability and tight turning radius.
One fine kit!
This is a wonderful model aircraft. Not for beginners, there are a lot of delicate parts, and masking all that glass is not so easy but the effort is worth it. this is one of my favorite airplane kits, another one is Revell Germany’s 1/48 Arado sea plane.