Hobby Boss 1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9 KitHBO-81716
Because of the introduction of new enemy fighters, the German Luftwaffe put out requirements for new fighter designs. The superior designs of the Dr. Kurt Tank finally became the Fw-190D which was regarded as one of the best fighters during WWII. The fantastic performance of the Fw-190D soon led to the replacement of the Messerschmidt Bf-109 production.
The Fw-190D had an inline engine rather than the radial engine found on the earlier Fw190s. The new engine made the Fw-190D-9 an excellent interceptor. Because of the length of the new inline engine, it was necessary to lengthen the nose of the fuselage longer than the radial engine model.