The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 model. Scourge of the Atlantic
The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor was one of the world’s first modern long range aircraft, causing Winston Churchill to nick name it the “Scourge of the Atlantic”. From 1942 the Fw 200 C-4 was built in large numbers and was used as a long range reconnaissance plane and as a bomber, targeting convoy shipping. One of its main tasks was to relay target information to German U-boat packs. Most Fw 200’s were equipped with Type FuG 200 ‘Hohentwiel’ shipping radar as characterised by the nose antennae. Later versions carried the Hs 293 guided bomb, which was remotely controlled and delivered a 500kg explosive payload to its target at around 800km/h. The Condor was also used as a transport aircraft which was designated Fw 200 C-5/FK. The C-8 series was the last version to be produced between the autumn of 1943 and the beginning of 1944. In total some 275 Fw 200’s in different versions were built. For more information on this brand new 1:72 model kit as well as the complete range of Revell products.
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