US Naval Aviation Training Division

Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw190 – World War II aeroplane

Aeroplane identification poster, 1943


A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series – and we have several in this series (click here) – have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view.

The Würger (in English, Shrike) is a single-seat single-engined fighter airplane widely used during World War II by the Germans. Designed in 1936 over 20,000 were built, beginning operations in August 1941 outclassing the Spitfire Mk V – remaining so until the Spitfire Mk IX was introduced. Both the French Air Force and French Navy purchased and operated the Fw 190 following the end of the war. Today some 28 examples survive, plus 20 modern reproductions.

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