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Focke Wulf Fw 261 Maritime Bomber / U-Boat escort

Product Description
The kit features more than 60 resin parts, 33 white metal parts, vacuformed canopy and bulges for fuselage sides ( spares included as usual), decals, instructions.
Although this Focke-Wulf project was designated 261, it was not the official RLM designation, only an internal Focke-Wulf number. It was designed as a bomber, and also a maritime reconnaissance and U-Boat support aircraft, much as the Focke-Wulf 200 was. Superficially resembling the Arado E.340, it was nevertheless independently designed. The wings were shoulder mounted, and featured tapered outer wing panels. Power was supplied by four BMW 801D radial engines (1600 horsepower each) which were mounted on the wing leading edge and drove four-bladed propellers of 3.5 meter (11' 6") diameter. The outer two engine nacelles extended to the rear and contained a tail plane and fin and rudder. In order to keep the rear turret's field of fire clear, the tail planes did not connect the two tail booms. The central fuselage contained the fuel supply and a bomb bay which could hold 3000 kg (6600 lbs) of bombs. A tricycle landing gear arrangement was chosen, with a single nose wheel beneath the cockpit and double main wheels which retracted into the outer engine nacelles, although some drawings show a single wheel below each engine nacelle. A crew of seven to nine men manned the Fw 261, with a total flight endurance of more than 22 hours. The armament consisted of two twin MK 108 30mm cannon in remote controlled turrets below the cockpit, two HD 151 Z remote controlled turrets, one each above and below the fuselage ahead of the wings, and four MK 108 30mm cannon in the tail. TEXT TAKEN FROM WWW.LUFT46.COM
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