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Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8

by Frank Dargies


Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8


Tamiya's 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 is available online from Squadron




Here is my Tamiya 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 kit.

In this version the F-8 is equipped with the conversion kit R1 (Ruestsatz 1), which includes 2 MG131 over the engine, 2 MG151/20 in the surface roots, 4 etc. 50 bombs under the surfaces, as well as a radio equipment FuG 16Z-Y, starting from March 1944 join FuG 16Z-S.

You can still find this airplane today! It was produced 1943 as an A7 with the factory serial number 640069 (Gelbe10), after damage was repaired it was rebuilt as a Fw 190F-8 with the factory serial number 931884 (Weisse7).



Next it was used by the 1. SG2 in Hungary, and handed over after end of war to Allied forces in
July 1945 in Munich.

In Cherbourg/France it was shipped on the aircraft carrier "HMS Reaper" and finally transported together
with other airplanes over Chicago to Newark and then to Freeman Field, Indiana.

Since the end of war no more technical tests were necessary, so it was stored and 1949 handed over to the Smithsonian Institute ,where it remained in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Later it arrived at Suitland, Maryland, sometime during the 1950s and was placed in an outdoor storage for 30 years. From 1980 to 1983 it was restored , and now it is located in the National Air and Space Museum Silver Hill, Washington DC.



Construction, Painting and Markings


Extra work includes scratch built: position lights, brake lines, cable, antenna, MG151 barrels from steel.

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Parts from Detail Sets are:

  • CMK Undercarriage set: wheel well, wheels, tail landing gear introduction, rudder

  • CMK A8/R2 Conversion set: cockpit, propeller

  • CMK Armament set: Ammunition boxes and flaps MG151, tank flap and filler neck

  • Aires Gun Bay set: Weapon pit and flap, MG 152/20

Decals are rom the box and EagleCal Decals' EC#10 "FW190's Doras, F's and A's"

Colours are Humbrol, X-tra Color, Tamiya, Revell. Washing and weathering is via Artist Oil's, Pastel-Chalk





  • Klassische Jagdflugzeuge Heel publishing house ISBN 3-89365-847-5

  • Deutsche Luftwaffe, David Donald Tosa publishing house ISBN 3-85492-473-9

  • Die Deutsche Luftrüstung, Heinz J. Nowarra Bernhard & Graefe publishing house ISBN 3-82895315-8


More Pictures and Information may be found on my website: www.dargies.de



Additional Images


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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2003 by Frank Dargies
Page Created 01 February, 2003
Last Updated 17 March, 2004

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