A new addition to the German Air Force is the
Focke-Wulf—FW190. The Germans claim that it is
the fastest and most easily maneuvered fighter in the
world. However, in spite of its speed and maneuverability,
the British have been able to destroy a number
of these planes and recently captured one almost intact.
As shown in the accompanying photograph, the
FW190 bears some resemblance to our P36 pursuit
plane, which has been in service for several years. The
wing form seems similar to that of the British "Spitfire."
|Focke-Wulf — FW190 Fighter|
Powered by a new air-cooled, twin-row radial engine
of high horsepower, this plane is capable of
performing at an extremely high altitude.
It is well protected by armor, is heavily armed, and
carries more cannons than is usual with planes of
Although the FW190 has not yet been known to
carry bombs, it is possible that bomb racks may be
fitted to the plane, since the Germans have done this
with other fighters.