Period: Second World War
Model Dim.: 14.5 cm
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9
The thought of setting up a Junkers Jumo 213A engine (until then mainly utilized on bombers) in a Focke-Wulf 190 airframe was born of a have to increase the high altitude performance of the aircraft: the A and F variations, in fact, suffered a substantial fall in speed above 7,000m. Armed with two 20mm cannon and two 13mm weapons, the D-9 ended up being straight away a favourite with pilots, whom considered it an aircraft add up to the P-51 Mustang. In its secondary role as a ground attack aircraft, the Dora 9 performed excellently during procedure Bodenplatte, the “last stand” associated with the 3rd Reich within the Ardennes. About 650-700 D versions are believed to have been made, which four still exist today.
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