Focke-Wulf Fw-200 Condor German Bomber 1/144 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Amercom

$ 28.99

1:144 Scale Diecast Metal - Focke-Wulf Fw-200 Condor Length: 6.5"  Wingspan: 8.75”

 

This condor model has its landing gear modeled in the extended position and is fixed. A display stand with information about the particular model is included.

 

At a 1/144 scale, this model is compatible with the airline models. What is interesting is that the cockpit windshield in this model is actually made of clear plastic with very detailed painting, also it has a number of gun positions and this also have little clear plastic bubbles. I mention this because in the airline models it is usually just painted on.

 

This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. 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, Amercom, 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). 

The packaging of these models is very minimal, nothing more than a simple blister pack with the model sandwiched between two transparent plastic shells. The packaging is really best described as "disposable"; although this is done in part to keep costs down, it nevertheless keeps the model safe and secure.The packaging might be low cost, but it is quite sturdy and serves its purpose well.

 

The pack measures 9 inches by 9 inches by 3 inches.

 

The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor, also known as Kurier to the Allies[1] was a German all-metal four-engined monoplane originally developed by Focke-Wulf as a long-range airliner. A Japanese request for a long-range maritime patrol aircraft led to military versions that saw service with the Luftwaffe as long-range reconnaissance and anti-shipping/maritime patrol bomber aircraft. The Luftwaffe also made extensive use of the Fw 200 as a transport.

It achieved success as a commerce raider before the advent of long-range RAF Coastal Commandaircraft and CAM ships eliminated its threat.[2]