Our photograph, by HENRY ARTOF, depicts the half-scale Focke-Wulf FW190 designed and built by War Aircraft Replicas of California in 1973. Powerplant is a 1,600 c.c. Volkswagen engine developing 70 h.p.
Half-scale replica of Focke-Wulf 190 fighter built to WAR plans
If you can’t afford a full-size warbird, scale is the answer. Ivan Munninghoff’s half-scale FW-190, built from War Aircraft Replica plans, has a top speed of 180 m.p.h.
One of the growing number of miniature World War Two fighters was this scaled-down Fw 190 fighter produced from WAR plans and kit.
The 20ft span 3/8 scale Fw190 preparing for its first flight on August 21, 1974. It was built by War Air Replicas of Santa Paula, California. The successful flight was made by Mira Slovak.
Although a very small aircraft, the half-scale 190 will comfortably accommodate a husky 6ft 4in pilot. The aircraft pictured here is a mock-up, but the makers plan to have a prototype flying this April.
Some idea is given of the very neat and compact installation of the engine, which will drive a near-scale three blade airscrew.
The panel contains genuine FW190 instruments.