Models: Focke-Wulf FW190A-3

(Model: Tamiya 1/48th, Aircraft Series No.37: Focke-Wulf FW 190A-3)

FW 190A-3 (45 kb)
The plane modelled: "black 13" from 9./JG 2, northern France, Spring 1942

These pilots of 9./JG2 "Richtofen" are playing chess on some "liberated" French furniture, awaiting for scramble.

FW 190A-3 Model (28 kb)
Focke-Wulf FW 190A-3

After Hitler had to cancel his Britain invasion plans because of the RAF's resistance during the battle of Britain, he turned his mind to the East and only left two jagdgeschwadern to protect the Channel coasts of northern France. One was JG2 "Richtofen", the other was JG26 "Schlageter".

The eagle on the cowling was standard at that time for III/JG2. (the third gruppe of jagdgeschwader 2, made of staffeln 7, 8 and 9). The ninth staffel of JG2 converted from the Bf 109F to the Fw 190A-3 during Spring of 1942.

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Copyright ©: Christophe "stof" Arribat -
Picture from "Focke Wulf Fw 190 in action", Squadron/Signal.