Wings of the Luftwaffe – FW-190

The development of the FW-190. Kurt Tank designed it around the then unpopular radial engine, which while lacking the aerodynamic qualities of inline engines, didn’t need a radiator for cooling, making it less vulnerable, and just as powerful.  Tank had to overcome the idea of it being a mere “insurance policy”;  it was to become the backbone of the Luftwaffe as the war progressed.

More info: See  Butcher Bird

 

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