The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was a single-seat fighter aircraft, German single-engine designed in the 1930s and widely used during World War II. With its well-known counterpart, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Fw 190 became the backbone of the Luftwaffe.
The Fw 190A began flying operational in the sky of France in August 1941 and quickly proved superior to all other Allied fighters until the introduction of improved Spitfire Mk. IX in July 1942 remained a formidable enemy on the western front until the arrival of American P-51 Mustang in 1944.
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