Defence of the Reich or Reichsverteidigung (in German) was the name given to the strategy employed by Nazi Germany when the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) fought the enemy aircraft and kept them at bay protecting civilians, properties and industrial establishments.
War on the skies was fought day and night. Intense dogfights between Focke-Wulf Fw 190 of the Luftwaffe and the Americans Mustang P-51D are legendary.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5
This single seater, BMW made 801 single engine fighter aircraft was the backbone of the German’s Luftwaffe. They were deployed more during the daytime as they were less effective during night time. This variant called the A-5 could carry more armaments when compared with the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 when first introduced.
The American made Mustang P-51D was the result of the British Purchasing Commissions (a war time establishment that was set up in the 1940s to get products manufactured abroad by using the gold reserves since cash reserves were low due to wartimes).
With a Packard V-1650 Merlin engine these aircraft had long range and were single seater planes. They were so dependable that they got used right until the Korean war.
A combo set with 2 aircraft in scale 1:72. Box Dimensions (in inch) - 10 x 8.5 x 2.5