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Focke Wulf Fw 190 Vol IV

Focke Wulf Fw 190 Vol IV Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2005 Title Focke Wulf Fw 190 Vol IV
Author Krzysztof Janowicz Publisher Kagero
Published 2004 ISBN 83-89088-32-0
Format 90 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 continues its coverage of the Focke Wulf Fw 190 as this is Volume Four 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 wartime operations of the long-nosed Fw 190/Ta 152 variants on all fronts.

The coverage includes:

  • Introduction
  • Fw 190B
  • Fw 190C
  • Fw 190D
  • Ta 152
  • Operations in the West
  • Fw 190 at Eastern Front
  • Bibliography

Book Review

In addition to the operational history of the aircraft, the title includes line drawings of the Fw 190B/C/D and Ta 152C/H/S variants in 1/48 and 1/72 scale. Coverage of this part ends with some excellent color profiles of the aircraft.

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:

  • Ta 152H-1, Stab JG 201, Green 3, Apr 1945
  • Fw 190D-9,7./JG 301, Red Cat, 1945
  • Fw 190D-9, 12./JG 54, Red 1, Oct 1944
  • Fw 190D-9, 11./JG 54, Yellow 4, 1944
  • Fw 190D-13, Stab JG 26, Yellow 10, May 1945
  • Fw 190D-9, JV 44 'Papagei-Staffel', Red 3, Apr 1945
  • Fw 190D-9, Stab SG 2, Apr 1945

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