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Started by TomZ, April 25, 2021, 09:29:37 AM

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Focke Wulf Ta-207B Rauber

The development of the Focke Wulf Ta-207 began in 1941 as a FW-190 variant with the more powerful BMW 802 18-cylinder engine. The initial designation was FW-190K. As the design progressed it moved farther away from the FW-190 to become a completely new aircraft. The designation was changed to Ta-207 and the aircraft received the name "Rauber".

The Ta-207 entered service in 1943 and proved a big success against the US bombers flying daylight attacks. Especially the performance at greater altitude was a lot better than that of the FW-190. The Ta-207A was powered by the BMW 802B engine, delivering 2.900hp at sea level and 1.800hp at 12km.

The Ta-207 was gradually replaced by the Me-262 from 1945 onwards but remained in service with the Luftwaffe until 1949.

Model: 1/72 Planet resin


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Wow! looks great.  Thought it was a turbo-prop on first glance.
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Quote from: sandiego89 on April 25, 2021, 02:15:03 PM
Wow! looks great.  Thought it was a turbo-prop on first glance.

So did I, would make a good basis for one  :thumbsup:
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That is a delightfully slick front fuselage! I can well imagine it escaping the war intact and serving as an air racer that would give the Reno Racers a run for their money!
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Not simply "one more Fw-190" but a very special version indeed, and well done :thumbsup:
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I thought it was a turbo-prop before reading, too. :o

Would make a great turbo-prop as is, with split exhaust. ;)

Really nice job, Tom! :thumbsup:
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Kind of looks uncircumcised!  :thumbsup:


Great work Tom. Looks like it was developed from this...



- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Neat work Tom  :thumbsup:

I've always had a soft spot for Planet kits, indeed may even build one for a forthcoming GB
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Cool Fw Fighter  :thumbsup: