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Focke-Wulf FW 187: An Illustrated History

Focke-Wulf FW 187: An Illustrated History

by Dietmar Hermann, Peter Petrick

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780764318719
Pages: 160
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 4 Mb
Date posting: 2020-07-04
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The twin-engined Focke-Wulf Fw 187 was a contemporary of the Messerschmitt Bf 110, however production was limited to a handful of prototypes. So far the story of this largely forgotten fighter has been shrouded in darkness. Developed by Professor Kurt Tank, the Fw 187 first flew in the summer of 1937. Not only was it faster than any other German fighter with similar engines, it was also earmarked for record attempts which had to be abandoned with the outbreak of war. The debacle of the Me 210, which was supposed to succeed the Bf 110, revived the Fw 187s fortunes. With a speed of 700 km/h, it was faster than any contemporary fighter and was considered as a replacement for the Me 210. Once again, however, no production