Kurt Tank, the designer of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, wanted to create a ‘workhorse’ rather than a ‘racehorse’. He succeeded with a solid aircraft designed around the air-cooled twin-row 14-cylinder BMW radial engine. The FW 190 was an excellent addition to the Luftwaffe’s fighter force and became the second standard fighter alongside the Me 109.

Of course maxFlite had no choice to make the FW 190 to one of our Gardenfighters. The wind wheel is made from stainless steel and thus as robust as the original. The painting scheme on the upper side is realized by weather proof stickers from cars. The maxFlite FW 190 bears the markings of Unteroffizier Ernst Schröder’s “Red 19”, which has the motto of the famous Cologne carnival, “Kölle Alaaf” painted on the left side and “Edelgard” on the other—the name of the pilot’s first love. Thanks to ball bearings the propeller starts rotating already at a breeze.

Focke Wulf 190A-8