Focke-Wulf FW-190 Vol IV

Published on
July 27, 2022
Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
Krzysztof Janowicz
Other Publication Information
104 pages, 102 B&W photos, 1 color photo, 20 pages of drawings and 26 color profiles
Company: Kagero Publishing - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Casemate Publishers - Website: Visit Site
Front Cover

This volume covers the Fw-190D and Ta-152 variants. It is presented in the familiar fashion of this publisher, with a column on each page in Polish and English. Captions and drawing explanations are also in both languages.

Text and photos make up the first seventy-five pages of this volume. These pages cover both technical development, changes between variants, and operational use. A serial list of all productions as well as some of the most successful pilots are also covered. There is a wealth of scale drawing both in the book as well as a couple of extra loose ones. The four pages of diagrams showing all the changes from the basic A9 version into the Ds and Ta-152s are quite illuminating. The color profiles are beautifully done as is always the case with this publisher.

To top everything off a lovely sheet of decals printed by Techmod are also included. This sheet has markings in 1/48 and 1/72 scale totaling eight sets of markings for:

  • Fw 190 D-9, flown by Obst. Hans-Ulrich Rudel of Stab SG 2, Grossenheim, 1945
  • Fw 190 D-9, flown by Fw. Hagen Foster of 7. /JG 301, 1945
  • Fw 190 D-9, W. Nr 210003, ‘Red 1’, flown by Oblt. Hans Dortenmann of 12. /JG 54, Oldenberg, 1944
  • Fw 190 D-9, ‘Yellow 4’, flown by Gefr. Werner Merz of 11. /JG 54, Oldenberg, 1944
  • Fw 190 D-9, ‘Red 3’, flown by Hptm. Waldemar Wübke of JV 44, München-Riem, 1945
  • Fw 190 D-11 (ex-V58), W. Nr 170933, ‘Red 4’ of JV 44, München-Riem, 1945
  • Fw 190 D-13/R11, ‘Yellow 10’, flown by Maj. Franz Götz of Stab JG 26, Flensburg, 1945
  • Ta 152 H-1, ‘Green 3’, flown by Ofw. Josef Keil of Stab JG 301, Alteno, 1945

I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in WWII aviation, WWII aircraft, WWII German Aircraft as well as the modeler. All will find something of interest in these pages. The many color profiles and the excellent decal sheet offers the modeler lots of options and inspiration. My thanks to Casemate for the review sample and to IPMS for the opportunity!


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