WW2 photo postcard of German Fw 190 fighter plane on tarmac
Title on back: ‘Focke-Wulf-Jäger Fw 190 mit Doppelsternmotor BMW 801’ 'Focke-Wulf-Jäger (fighter) Fw 190 with twin-engine BMW 801'
Text on back (translated): 'Hearty greeting from the on-board factory sends you, your brother Kurt'.
8 x 13 cm.
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale).
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger (English: Shrike) is a German single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the late 1930s and widely used during World War II. Along with its well-known counterpart, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Fw 190 became the backbone of the Luftwaffe's Jagdwaffe (Fighter Force). The twin-row BMW 801 radial engine that powered most operational versions enabled the Fw 190 to lift larger loads than the Bf 109, allowing its use as a day fighter, fighter-bomber, ground-attack aircraft and, to a lesser degree, night fighter.