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Lion Roar 1/48 WWII German Fw189A1 Night Fighter Kit

Lion Roar 1/48 WWII German Fw189A1 Night Fighter Kit

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Focke- Wulf Fw 189A-1 was a German twin-engined, twin-boom three-seat tactical reconnaissance and army cooperation aircraft.  It first flew in 1938, entered service in 1940, and was produced until mid-1944.  The Fw 189 was a twin-engined design, made up of a long-spanning wing element and twin booms.  The Fw 189 system was crewed by three crew members (consisting of the pilot and two gunners who also act as observers) positioned in a cockpit sitting high above and between the engine booms featuring a nearly all-glazed greenhouse-type design.  The cockpit with many pieces of massive flat glass and double tail booms provide the best views all around.  One gunner operates a single dorsal machine gun and the other operates a machine gun mounted in the tail cone turret assembly.  Possibly the best reconnaissance aircraft to operate during WW2, the Fw 189 was produced in large number with total production reaching 864 aircraft of all variants.  Fw 189 was one of the most peculiar aircraft designs for the German Luftwaffe in the Second World War and accounted for a successful operational run.  In 1944, some of the Fw-189A-1 were converted to the nightfighter (Nacht Jäger) role. One of the FuG212C-1 airborne interception radar units was equipped to the nose and flame dampers were installed on the exhausts of the engines.  MG-151/15 or MG151/20 were equipped in the dorsal position.  The Fw 189A-1 night fighters were mainly used on the Eastern Front.
Kit includes
  • 5 sprues of grey styrene
  • 1 sprue of plastic styrene
  • 1 fret of photo etch brass canopy painting masks
  • 12 page instruction booklet
  • Small poster of the box art and the same size as the box
  • 1 page large 4 view color profile decal sheet with markings for 1 aircraft
  • Parts are all packed in plastic bags....including the clear styrene parts sturdy box

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