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Focke Wulf Fw 190 Vol I

Focke Wulf Fw 190 Vol I Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2005 Title Focke Wulf Fw 190 Vol I
Author Krzysztof Janowicz Publisher Kagero
Published 2003 ISBN 83-89088-11-8
Format 96 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $24.95


Kagero has been turning out some very interesting and well-researched monographs on many subjects. In this release, Kagero begins its coverage of the Focke Wulf Fw 190 as this is Volume One of a four-part series. The other three volumes are reviewed in:

Published in both Polish and English, the author walks the reader through the development and production of the aircraft.

The coverage includes:

  • Introduction
  • Versions
  • Painting & Markings
  • Serial Numbers

Book Review

In addition to the developmental history of the aircraft, the title contains quite a few line drawings of the various versions of the Fw 190A/F/G/S in both 1/48 and 1/72 scale. Coverage of this part ends with some excellent color profiles of the Fw 190A series.

Book Review

A sheet of Techmod decals is also provided with the markings from selected color profiles in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale. These include:

  • Fw 190A-4, 6./JG 1, Yellow 10, Apr 1943
  • Fw 190A-7/R6, JGr 10, Red 8, 1944
  • Fw 190A-8, JGr 10, Red 11, 1944
  • Fw 190A-8/R2, 12./JG 3, Yellow 17, May 1944

You'll definitely want to add this title to your reference library. You can find Kagero books at your favorite hobby retailer.