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Hey guys! It's been a while, I know. But I'm back with a new airplane, an FW-190!
About this creation
The Focke-Wulf FW 190 was designed as a replacement for the much-loved but aging Messerschmitt BF 109. The BF 109 was a tough act to follow, but the Focke-Wulf was a more maneuverable, better armed, and better armored fighter that won over most former BF 109 pilots.

At the time the FW 190 was designed, radial engines weren't being used in fighters because they created too much drag. However, with a new type streamlined cowling, the FW 190 proved that a radial engined plane can be as fast or faster than one with an inline engine.

One of the only downsides of the radial engine was that it lacked high-altitude performance. Some later versions of the FW 190 were fitted with an inline engine, which solved this problem.

The FW 190 had a compact and angular, no-frills design that incorporated two machine guns in the nose, and four canon in the wings. Compared to its rival, the graceful and curvy Spitfire, the 190 has a functional, almost bland look, which I suppose explains why it isn't built often.



But I like things that aren't built very often, so I decided to try my hand at one.

For this MOC, I used the same SNOT wing technique as on my Peashooter. The wings have a bit of dihedral, and I tried to make the best of my old grey/new grey situation with a camouflage pattern. I know the wings are upside-down in this picture -- I'm planning to post this on a more youth-oriented site later where the iron cross markings might not fly. (no pun intended)


The FW-190 has a very slender fuselage behind the cockpit, something I tried to recreate here with some (rather bumpy) SNOT. The landing gear does retract and is strong enough to hold the plane up.


I built the 190 on the same 1-foot-equals-one-stud scale as my Peashooter, so a size comparison is in order. Hard to believe these aircraft were designed within ten years of each other.




Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I made it 
  May 28, 2017
Quoting Petr Chval Very good. Easily recognizable.
Thank you! I just wish I'd had the bricks to do it in a more iconic color scheme..
 I made it 
  May 28, 2017
Quoting jonnylegoboy911 . Nice work dude. Good to see you building!
Hey Jonny! And thanks, it's good to BE building. :P
 I like it 
  May 23, 2017
Very good. Easily recognizable.
 I like it 
  May 19, 2017
Nice work dude. Good to see you building!
 I made it 
  May 19, 2017
Quoting Nico Bak318 An outstanding plane! Really good looking, it's almost like it's no Lego.I get the cross problem, we all know..... Great to see you still have the other plane too. The SNOT technique worked really great looking! Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Hey Bak! I forgot you had an account here. Thanks for stopping by! And I'm glad you liked the plane! Thanks for the comment :D
 I like it 
  May 18, 2017
An outstanding plane! Really good looking, it's almost like it's no Lego.I get the cross problem, we all know..... Great to see you still have the other plane too. The SNOT technique worked really great looking! Thanks for sharing this beauty.
 
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