Oxford Diecast AC028 Focke Wulfe FW Ta152 Fighter Aircarft 1/72
Oxford Diecast 1/72 Focke Wulfe FW Ta152 Fighter Aircarft AC028
The FW Ta 152 was a German high-altitude, fighter-interceptor, derived from the Focke Wulf FW 190. The prefix Ta rather than Fw was a tribute to the head of the design team, Frank Tank. The Ta 152 was not introduced until January 1945 and although a bit late in the day, the aircraft made a great contribution to the German air defences, even though less than 50 were made before the end of the conflict. Oberfeldwebel Josef Keil of Jagdgeschwaderstab JG-30 I flew both FW 190s and the Ta 152. He became one of the great Luftwaffe Aces, achieving 16 airborne victories before the end of his career, five of these flying the Ta 152. It was in this aircraft 'Green 3', that he clocked yet more victories against the Allies over Alterno, Germany in April 1945. His last 'kills' were also in April 1945, this time downing Russian Y-9 planes over Berlin.