Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A8 (733682)

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was one of the most successful combat aircraft of the Second World War and its introduction into service on the English Channel coast in 1941 marked the beginning of a period of heavy l osses and mounting alarm for the RAF. This new German radial-engined fighter was superior in almost all respects to the contemporary Spitfire Mk IV and was able to maintain this advantage until the arrival of the first Spitfire Mk IX’s in July 1942.

733682 is the only single-seated version of a Fw190 on display in the UK. It is an example of the most frequently built variant, the A-8, and was captured and evaluated by the RAF before being presented to the museum in the 1960’s.

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