1:72 Scale Diecast Metal - Focke-Wulf Fw-190 Würger (Shrike) – Length: 5" Wingspan: 6”
This Fw-190 model is a single seat airplane. The cockpit is glue shut. It has no pilot figure included. The landing gear is optional, but there are no pieces to cover the wheel wells, so if one omits the landing gear to give the appearance of inflight, the wheels will be uncovered. A display stand is included.
For this particular model, the fuselage is metal while the wings and other smaller parts are plastic.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and therefore quite fragile. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The maker of this model, DeAgostini, did a good job with this model, specifically the color scheme and the markings are very crisp and clear. The panel lines and hatches are very nicely done (engraved).
These models come in what could be described as a disposable blister pack (sandwiched between two transparent plastic shells and then glued/attached to a piece of cardboard. There is really nothing spectacular about the packaging, but at the end, the packaging is supposed to be disposable and with the sole function protecting the model, which it does very well.
There is some minor assembly needed for these models which generally consists of propellers (if that type), antennas, landing gears and wheel well covers. Although minor assembly, one needs to be quite careful and patient since these are usually very small parts and therefore very delicate that can easily break or bent out of shape. One just needs to open the pack and display it (or play with it).
The package measures at 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches by 3.00 inches.
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger (English: Shrike) is a German single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraftdesigned by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s and widely used during World War II. Along with its well-known counterpart, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Fw 190 became the backbone of the Luftwaffe's Jagdwaffe(Fighter Force). The twin-row BMW 801 radial engine that powered most operational versions enabled the Fw 190 to lift larger loads than the Bf 109, allowing its use as a day fighter, fighter-bomber, ground-attack aircraft and, to a lesser degree, night fighter.