[MKM144037] Focke-Wulf Ta 152H-0 ‘Reich Defender’

RELEASED 3/2015

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 26 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

 

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[4+025] Focke-Wulf Ta 152

 

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Description

The Ta 152H was one of the ultimate and finest German fighters of WWII, primarily designed for high-altitude operations. Its development began in the summer of 1943 with an aim to supersede the Fw 190D-9. It was a single-seat monoplane of an all-metal structure, featuring an enclosed pressurised canopy and a retractable landing gear. It was powered by a Jumo 213E in-line piston engine and its armament comprised three cannons. The prototype, designated the Fw 190V33/U1, flew in July 1944 and the Ta 152 series production began in late 1944. Eventually, only some 43 machines were built, including 20 pre-production H-0 aircraft and a batch of the first series Ta 152H-1s.

The first Ta 152s entered service with the Luftwaffe in January 1945 and although being capable interceptors, they came too late to be used in their role and to make a significant impact on the air war over Europe.

A number of Ta 152Hs fell into Allied hands and some of them were examined in Britain and the USA post-war.

 

Colour schemes included in the kit:

1) Fw Ta 152H-0, Black 0005 (W.Nr. 150005), Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau GmbH, Cottbus airfield, Germany, December 1944

2) Fw Ta 152H-0, Yellow 1, III./JG 301, Luftwaffe, Alteno airfield, Germany, January/February 1945

3) Fw Ta 152H-0, Yellow 2, III./JG 301, Luftwaffe, Alteno airfield, Germany, January/February 1945

4) Fw Ta 152H-0 (W.Nr. 150010), Aalborg airfield, Denmark and Wright Field AB, U.S.A., late 1945

 

Assembly instructions:

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