DATE:  January 2002 


NOTE:  See explanation at end of text.






Aristocraft            FW-190A.  Black plastic recognition model produced for the armed

1942               forces training programs  during World War II.  Reasonably accurate

                        model.  British had similar ones, although I have only examined the

                        American version.


USN BuAr.            FW-190A.  Paper templates produced by the U.S. Navy Bureau of

1942-43          Aeronautics  for high school students to use in building wooden

                        spotter models.  These were issued to schools in the form of paper

                        instruction sheets and thick paper templates to be cut out and used

                        as guides in achieving an accurate outline.  Although built of hardwood

                        or pine,  they qualify in this series because of their function and scale.


Frog                       FW-190D  One of the first plastic kits,  rare today.  I’ve never seen one.

Penguin           Listed in Burns’  Kit Collector’s Guide.






Airfix                  FW-190D-9.  Early model with flat canopy.  Reviewed recently on    

c1955             Modeling Madness Website by  Steve Mesner.  Original kit produced      

101                 1955 to 1975 by various producers, including Airfix-America and

1021               Craftmaster.  Somewhat accurate in outline,  and state-of-the-art for

0-1021-0        the time.








Frog                    FW-190A.  First  known plastic FW-190A kit.  Not  an accurate outline,

c1959             and had Frog’s traditional  embossed lines representing decal and

F.147              insignia placement,  which was common at that time.  Represented an

F.211/F           early A Model. Low value collector’s item today.  Issued in “Twin Packs”

5904               and also marketed in Australia by Minex.  Also sold by Minicraft.






Revell                    FW-190A.   Early release in World War II fighters series,  this was

c1963             somewhat  accurate in outline,  although a later revision changed                    

H226(70)        the  propeller and added additional  armament variations.  The kit had no

H62  (75)        cockpit interior , normal for the time, but was   still not up  to modern            

H661 (76)       standards.  Also sold in “Twin Packs” with other aircraft,  e.g. Revell                             

                        Hawker Hurricane.  Burns lists  Revell H615 as FW-190D,  but this may

                        not be accurate.


Lindberg               FW-190D-9.  One of a series of German fighters released by Lindberg            

c1964             in  the early sixties,   this kit wasn’t as accurate as the Airfix kit, but the

433                 molding was considerably better.  Cast in olive drab plastic.  Issued with

582                 series of Luftwaffe aircraft,   including HE-162A,  ME-163B, HE-100D,

                        DO-335A,  AR-234B, ME-410A, and HS-129B.


Heller                     FW-190A-5/8   Burns lists this kit as first appearing in France in 1963,

1963               but it did not appear in the U.S. until much later in the 1970’s.  Cast in

L087               medium grey soft styrene, this kit was fairly close in outline (They had

HC1702         one in the Paris Air Museum to copy from) but had a few detail problems.

                        Anything from an A-5 through A-8 could be built, and some interior

                        detail was provided. Two canopies were included, and they could be

                        positioned opened or closed.  The prop was a little too wide bladed,  more

                        like the FW-190A-9, and there was no engine.  Later marketed by

                        Hobby Craft, Canada, in the 1970’s.  May be the new Smer kit in

                        current catalogs,  as Smer has marketed other Frog products in the past.



Frog                       TA-152H.  First kit of the TA-152 series,  this kit was state-of-the-art for

1965               its time.  It was reasonably accurate in outline,  although it had little

F.236/F           interior detail.  It formed the basis for an acceptable model, and was

F.424              not replaced until the Aoshima and DHL kits of the nineties.  Later,

H-81                molds were to Revell in the Frog-Nova exodus, and issued by Revell

H-82                into the late 1970’s.




Hasegawa            FW-190A-5/8.  First Hasegawa attempt at an FW-190,  this kit looked

c1970             very good in the box,  but left something to be desired on assembly.

                        Decals were a bit heavy,  and outline and detail were not quite up

                        to Hasegawa standards. 


Hasegawa            FW-190D-9.  Companion to their A model,  this kit suffered from the

c1970             same problems, although examination of my old ex-scrap kit shows

                        better outline and detail than the A.


Lesney-                FW-190A-3/4  First really accurate, albeit not too well detailed FW-           

Matchbox     190A.  Kit depicted an early FW-190A-3  or FW-190A-4,  with both

1972               radio antenna fitting on the fin. Kit was suitable for any variant from

PK-6               FW-190A-1 through FW-190A-4, although the fuselage rack was not

PK-51             accurate for any version.  Later reissued  as FW-190A-4/R6  with                                          

                        additional armament  (WFGR-21 rocket mortars) and a belly tank with

                        decals for an FW-190A-3 of SG.1, Crimea, 1943,  and FW-190A-4/R6

                        of IV/JG1,  German Bight, 1943.  Newer issues make this kit obsolete. Here

                        is a preview of PK-6, and here is a full build review of this kit.


Heller                      FW-190A-8/F-3. This is basically the same old 60's kit, though

c 1975             allegedly able to do the F-3 ground attack version. Well sorry to say it can't be

 235                        done as you don't get the under wing bomb racks. Decals for two aircraft. one from

                         an unidentified unit, the other from JG 3 'Udet. Sheet includes swastikas.

                         Comes in a new, sturdier box, which is nice.    Here is a preview, and here is a

                          full build review.


 Airfix                      FW-190D-9.  finally,  a retooling of the old Airfix kit produced a very nice

c1976             “long nose” although detail was still not up to modern standards.  The

1064-7            basic shape was accurate, and the overall result was a good looking

                        model that “captured the spirit” of the FW-190D-9.  A rack and fuel

                        tank were cast in one piece,  but some other details were minimal.

                        Wheel well detail was very good for the time,  and still acceptable,  and

                        I consider the kit to be useful today,  although interior detail is poor.

                        The kit was issued on cards with  a vacuformed plastic container.

                        Decals:  IV(Sturm)JG3, Lt. Oskar Romm, Prenzlau, March 1945

                        VI/II Gruppe, JG26, Nordhorn, 1945. 


Airfix                      FW-190F-8.  Original issue of the radial engined version.  Later issues

1977               were combined A-8/F-8 versions with additional armament.  Here is a preview

2063                      and here is a full build review.



Italaeri                    FW-190D-9.  This kit has been around for quite a while,  and it is

c1978             and is somewhat better than the Airfix kits in some respects,

 128                although nobody disposed of Airfix kits to replace them with the

                        Italian kit. It is a good solid, basic kit, and is still up to a decent standard                                

                         of modeling quality.  Could be built with canopy opened or closed.




Esoteric                 FW-190V1  Resin kit of the original prototype.  No data.



Esoteric                 FW-190V1(Modified)  Resin kit of original prototype, probably with

c1980                 later prop and spinner.  No data.


Esoteric                FW-190V2.  Resin kit of second prototype.  No data.



Airmodel                FW-190V18/U1.  Injection  molded kit of rare prototype.  No data.



Esoteric                FW-190B.   Resin fuselage conversion for Italaeri FW-190A.  Can be

c1980             used to built the V13, V14, and V16 prototypes.


Airfix                      FW-190A-8/F-8.  A new kit to accompany the D-9,  this kit appeared

1982               only in boxes.  It was not related to the Earlier D-9 kit in any way, and

78-4001          the design of the various parts was different.  Exhibiting the molding         

                        standards of the day, this kit was the best in its class for a long time.

                        It included parts for several variants, and included a drop tank or

                        bomb for the center rack,  and bombs and racks for the Jabo version.                                    

                        One major flaw was the canopy casting, which was impossible to cut from

                        the sprue without damaging it. A vacuform molded gun breech cover

                        could convert this type into an A-5 or A-6 version.  Decals for Heinz

                        Bar’s aircraft #23.


Hasegawa            FW-190A-5.  Finally, Hasegawa tooled a brand new  FW-190A resulting

c1985             in an excellent kit,  which formed the basis for a long line of FW-190A/F/G

AP7                variants which are available today.  Accurate and highly detailed,  this

                        is one of the best FW-190A’s on the market today.  Decals for 4 aircraft.          


Hasegawa            FW-190A-8  Revision of  the A-5 kit, made a standard production A-8.

c1985             Excellent kit.



Hasegawa             FW-190F-8.  Revision of A-8 kit, depicts ground attack version.

c1986             Here's a preview



Hasegawa            FW-190A-8/R11.  Night fighter,  presumably with radar antenna.

c1986             Marking of Fw.  Migge’s aircraft. I/NJGR10, Germany, 1944.



Unknown            FW-190V13.  Resin kit from unknown, probably Czech.  This

c1988             kit was reviewed on the Modeling Madness site by Scott Van Aken.

                        No decals,  vacuformed canopy.





Hasegawa            FW-190D-9.  Excellent new tool D-9,  this kit is certainly

1992               up to modern standards.  Decals for four aircraft:

AP6                JV44,  Hptm. Waldemar Wubke       JG6, Maj. Gerhard Barkhorn

                        4/JG2  Fw. Werner Hohenberg        Kdr. I/JG3, Oblt. Oskar Romm           


Dragon                  TA-152H-1           Excellent, if overdetailed, kit from China.  Some parts,

DML               do not fit well and require a lot of work.  Engine is highly detailed,  and

1992               can be built with cowling open. Decals for JG301 aircraft.  reviewed

5008               by Scott Van Aken on Modeling Madness.  Requires an expert modeler,

                        but the results are impressive.


Hasegawa            FW-190A-9/F9.  Yet another variant of the Hasegawa FW-190A series,

1993               this kit includes white metal broad chord prop blades and a 14 blade            

SP119            fan  to replace  the 12 blade unit in the A-8.  This gives you an extra

                        standard prop to use as a replacement for inferior kits.  Decals for

                        II/JG301 and another aircraft of an unknown unit, 1945. Here's a preview


Hasegawa            FW-190A-8.  Standard A-8 kit with “D-Day” markings,  probably

c1993             Priller’s.



Academy            FW-190A-8.  This is a strange kit.  It looks like a real loser in the box,

c1994             and  I had one for several years before trying it out.  Although there

178                 are some serious inaccuracies and outline errors,  it actually doesn’t

                        look too bad when completed.  major errors include the shape of the

                        tail unit,  wheel doors and wells,  and the prop.  The kit is NOT related

                        in any way to the firm’s later (and excellent) FW-190D-9.  MPM, a Czech

                        company,  markets the kit with a different fuselage as the FW-190A-5/

                        R14 torpedo fighter.  Review by Scott Van Aken in Modeling Madness.


Unicraft                   FW-190 Turbojet Project.  This is a vacuform conversion for the 190A

Ukraine          turbojet project which probably was a design study only.  Drawing in

1994               Heinz Nowarra’s book shows a long nose but no real place for the

7202               jet exhaust.  Interesting idea.


Hasegawa             FW-190F-9/Pb1    Panzerblitz I.  Has white metal rockets and racks.

51362             and white metal prop and 14 bladed fan.  Previewed on Modeling

1994               Madness.  Generic  decal sheet for undocumented aircraft.


Hasegawa               FW-190D-9 'JV-44 Papagei Staffel'. The newer mold FW-190D-9
51368            kit with new decals for Black 1 and Red 13 of the colorful JV-44 protection

1994              flight.


Italaeri                     FW-190A-8.  Listed on box as A-8 but actually decals provided for an

1995               A-8  of II/JG300, Germany, 1944,  and F-8 unknown unit, Germany 1945.

178                 Basically good kit, but not quite up to Hasegawa or Revell-Germany

                        standards. Here's a review


 MPM                        FW-190V1.    Depicts the original prototype with ducted spinner. Decals

c1995             for one civil registered prototype.  Standard MPM quality with                

MP72032       vacuformed canopy and brass etched parts.  Could probably be

                        converted into modified version with standard spinner with little trouble. Here's a preview


MPM                       FW-190V18.  High altitude fighter prototype.  decals for only example

c1995             built.  MPM quality with vacuformed canopy and brass etched parts.


Hasegawa            FW-190A-8. Heinz Bar.Yet another Hasegawa issue with new                

c1995             decals.



Hasegawa            FW-190F-8/R16.  Yet another issue,  this time with two white metal BT-

1995               400 missiles.


Hasegawa           FW-190D-9.  Standard Hasegawa D-9 with different decals,  this time

c1995             the JV44 Papelgei (Parrot) squadron.  These aircraft,  with red under-

51368             sides with white pinstripes, protected the ME-262 bases while they

                        were taking off and landing.


RV Resin            FW-190F-8/M82.  Conversion kit for Revell-Germany kit.  This is a resin

c1995             kit of the  FW-190F captured by the Soviets and tested with a Russian

C72004          M-82  radial engine.  Looks interesting.


RV Resin            FW-190C-0 (V13, V15, & V16)   depicts the first three prototypes of

c1995             the high altitude “C” model “Hohenjager 2”.  Resin, photoetched,  and

72016             and white metal parts.


Hasegawa                FW-190A-6.  Nachtjager.  Radar antenna for wings and fuselage,

1996               new decals.


Monogram                FW-190A-8/F8.  First issued  in the Pro-Modeler series, this was a

1997               highly  accurate kit with excellent detail.  It  can be  built as  any of the            

5943               dash 8  variants.  Although expensive,  it is worth getting for the  very

                        detailed instructions,  including detail photos of actual museum                                            

                        examples.  Decals are particularly useful, and this kit is worth the price

                        if only for the instruction sheet.  However,  the same kit with

                        different decals and instructions has been issued by  Revell-Germany,

                        so it doesn’t make a lot of sense to buy very many of these

                        Decals for FW-190A-8,  3/JG54,  Germany,  1944

                        FW-190A-8,  Fw.  Bindsell,  6/JG1, Germany, 1944

                        FW-190A-8/R11  Fw.  Migge,  1/NJGR10, Germany, 1944                                      



Revell-                    FW-190A-8/R11  This is a reissue of the Monogram Pro-Modeler kit.

Germany       Decals are simpler,  and several versions were marketed.  This is the

1997               one to get if you want to build a whole series of FW-190A’s.  The cost is

4118                a whole lot less,  and you get the same kit. Kit includes radar antennas.

4165                Here's a review



Dragon                    TA-152C-0.  Downgraded from the original Shanghai Dragon

DML               TA-152H-1, this kit depicts the short winged version of the basic TA-152

1997               design.  The extensive engine detail is gone.  There is no center

5007-01          section detail, and this needs to be filled in for realistic effect.  Decals

                        are provided for  one of the few examples built,  the  TA-152C-0 (V7),

                        w/n 110007, coded CI+XM, as it appeared in February, 1945, at Sorau,

                        Germany,  although another of the  prototypes could be built from this kit.             

                        Worth getting.          


Aoshima                TA-152H-0  Similar to the Shanghai Dragon offering, but lacking

c1997             some of the detail,  this kit is accurate and easy to assemble.  Decals

16503             are provided for  numerous  aircraft operated by  Stab/JG301.  The

                        NASM’s TA-152H,  Green 4, can be built from this kit, and since this

                        aircraft and its pilot are credited with at least one air-to-air victory,

                        this is the one I modeled.  Instrument panel details are decals.

                        Here's a review


Aoshima                TA-152H-1.  The same kit as the H-0,  this kit features, in some issues, a different sized

c1997             box, and nearly identical moldings, although the lower wing panel is different. The decal sheet

                        is somewhat smaller,  but otherwise,  the kits are identical.


RV Resin                FW-190C-0 (V21/U1)  One of the Hohenjager prototypes,  this

c1997             aircraft looks like a cross between an FW-190D and TA-152C.  resin,

72018             photoetched, and white metal parts with vacuformed canopy.  decals

                        for one aircraft.


RV Resin                FW-190B (V27)   Prototype for Hohenjager I  program, this was an

c1997             FW-190A with long span wings.  Resin, photoetched, and white metal

72020             parts.  Vacuformed canopy,  and decals for one aircraft.



RV Resin                FW-190C-0 (V2)  Prototype for the Hohenjager 2 program,  this

c1997             aircraft featured central exhausts on both sides of the fuselage.

72017             Resin,  photoetched, and white metal parts.  Vacuformed canopy.

                        Decals for one aircraft


RV Resin                TA-153 V32/U1     Prototype for the TA-153 series, coded GH-KV.

c1997             Resin, photoetched, and white metal parts.  Vacuformed canopy.

72019             Decals for one aircraft.



Hasegawa                FW-190A-7.  Another variant based on the Hasegawa kit.  Different

1998               decals.


Hasegawa              FW-190A-8/R8   Ramsjager with special decals.



Academy                FW-190D-9.  This kit,  unlike the firm’s FW-190A,  is an excellent kit,

1998               with excellent detail and molding.  Decals are useful, and it depicts the

1660-FA161  blown-hood version.  It is one of the cheapest kits to buy,  and only has

                        one drawback--the kit has to be built with the canopy closed unless you

                        want to do a lot of work trimming down the fuselage to install a canopy    

                        from another kit.  This kit is worth getting.   Decals for:

                        Kdr. IV/JG3,  Oblt. Oscar Romm, Prenslau, Germany, March, 1945.

                        Kdr.  JG4.  Oberst.  Gerhard Michaelski, Frankfurt, Germany, March 1945

                        I/JG301. Fw.  Hagen Forster, Germany, Spring, 1945.



MPM                       FW-190A-5/U1/S-5  Two Seat Conversion Trainer.   MPM

c1998             quality epoxy mold kit with photoetched brass parts and vacuformed

MP72030       canopy.  Cowling s provided for A-5 and A-8 versions,  but canopy

                        only useful on A-5 version.  Labor intensive kit, but basically accurate,       

                        although prop and spinner require replacement, and lots of putty

                        is needed.  A rare variant,  although  this aircraft could be scratched                        

                        from any A-8 kit.  decals for S-5, unknown unit,  Germany, 1944, and

                        S-8  of the Fighter School, Altenburg, 1944.


RV Resin                FW-190D-13    The D-13 was an FW-190D with an upgraded engine. 

c1998             Resin, photoetched brass, and white metal parts with vacuformed

72024             canopy.  decals for Yellow 10, of  Maj. Franz Goetz, Kdr. JG26,

                        Flensburg, May, 1945. Actual aircraft was part of Champlain Museum collection.


RV Resin                Mistel 3B.   This monstrosity appears to be a resin and photoetched

c1999             conversion kit for the Revell-Germany FW-190F-8 and an original

72015             Junkers JU-88H-4.  From the printout,  it appears to be a “complete

                        kit”, but lists Revell parts. I need more information on this one.



Tamiya                    FW-190A-8.  I don’t know if this kit exists or not, but have never heard

c1999             of it or seen it listed except on the AIR Website.  Their code is

60728             0010107260728.  Note that #60726 is Tamiya’s excellent FW-190D-9.

                        More information on this kit would be welcome.  Possibly related to

                        Tamiya’s excellent FW-190A-3



Hasegawa            FW-190G-8.  Variant of the earlier Hasegawa F-190A-8 kits,  the G-8

1999               was a long range attack aircraft with flame dampers and long range

                        fuel tanks.  Kit includes white metal flame dampers.


Hasegawa           FW-190A-5 Special.  This kit includes the special supercharger

1999               intakes on the engine cowling sides that a few FW-190A-5’s carried,                                  

                        along with different decals.


Unicraft                FW-190V19.   Conversion for the Academy FW-190A,  the kit features         

c1999             resin wings and horizontal tail surfaces.  No Data.  






Tamiya                FW-190D-9.   Probably the definitive kit of the “Dora 9”, this kit

2000               is detailed and accurate,  but only contains the blown hood of later    

60751             versions of the aircraft.  Decals for the following aircraft:

                        4/JG301,  Straubing,  Bavaria, 1945  and  Stab./JG4,  Rhine

                        Main Airfield, Germany,  Spring, 1945.

                        Here's a preview and here is a full build review


Revell-                    FW-190A-8 with Blohm und Voss BV246 Glide Bomb.

Germany       Standard Revell-Germany kit with glide bomb added.  Excellent

c2000             kit. No difference in the two boxings.



Revell-                    FW-190F-8/R14.    As Monogram Pro Modeler kit with different

Germany        fuselage,  enlarged vertical fin, extended tailwheel leg,  belly rack

2000               and torpedo.  Interesting conversion, as few of these were built.

04147-            Decals for two aircraft:  FW-190F-8/R14, II,KG200, Flensburg, April

0389               1945,  and FW-190F-8/R14,  Erprobungstaffel, Torpedo Waffenplatz,

                        Gotenhafen. Hexengrund, Germany, 1944.                         



Sword                    FW-190A-1.  The first accurate early model FW-190A,  this kit

2000               depicts the first production model.  It is a very nicely done kit,  but

SW72008       does require some modeling skill. One feature not found on any other

                        FW-190 kit I’ve encountered is a set of flaps that can be left in the up

                        or down position.  Decals are for one aircraft:  Oblt. Walter Schneider

                        II/Gruppe, JG26,  France, 1941. Here is a preview.


Tamiya                  FW-190A-3.   The definitive kit for early FW-190A’s, this kit could

2001               be used for any of the early models.  Accurate and easily assembled,

60766             this kit is highly detailed, and is possibly the best early model FW-190A

                        on the market today.  Decals for three aircraft:

                        8/JG2,  France, 1942

                        III/JG2  Kdr. Hptm. Hans Hahn, France, 1942

                        Stab/JG26,  Hptm. Wilhelm Gath, France, 1943.

                         Here's a review



SMER                    FW-190A-5/F8.   Kit is quite similar to the FW-190D-9 below.

c2001             Moldings are reported as extremely poor with serious outline problems.




SMER                    FW-190D-9.   This is a new issue, but judging from Scott Van Aken’s

2001               preview in Modeling Madness, it is terrible. Photos of the kit on his site

SE0874          show faulty outline and sparse detail.  Why anyone would do this with

                        the profusion of good kits on the market is a mystery.  If Smer’s A model

                        is not the Heller issue,  it is probably comparable to this kit.



Hasegawa            FW-190A-7 with Slipper Tank.   Reviewed by Scott Van Aken on

2001               Modeling Madness,  this is a standard Hasegawa FW-190A-8  kit with            

00172             resin slipper  tanks included.  Expensive, but an interesting variant.



Bogu’s                  FW-190W. Another Modeling Madness article,  this “kit” depicts a

Resin.            mythical floatplane version of the FW-190D-9,  along with an “operational

2001               history" of the type.  It’s not often that you see a seaplane fighter, and

#815               rarer still to see an FW-190D seaplane.



Hasegawa            FW-190A-6Galland.  Yet another Hasegawa variant,  this time

2001             a standard A-6 model with Galland’s markings. 



Admiral                FW-190A-4 Jabo.  FW-190A-4 Jabo.  Injection molded plastic parts

2001               and canopy, engraved panel lines, resin wheels, boms, and cockpit

KPL72001      tub.  Decals for White 10, I/JG54,  and Yellow 11,  1/SKG10.  Here is a preview.


Academy              FW-190D-9 'Papagei Staffel'. The standard Academy 190D kit but with

2001               a new decal sheet. Markings are for Black 1 and Red 13 of the JV-44 protection

1611               flight. In fact, the same markings as offered in the similar Hasegawa kit. Here's a

                        preview of this kit.   Here is a full build review.







            This is a project I started to see how many 1/72 scale kits of the FW-190  and TA-152 series have been produced by various manufacturers.  As you can see from the above listing,  there have been many, possibly more than for the Messerschmitt ME-109 series. (I sense another project coming on)  I have listed the kits in the approximate chronological order in which I believe they appeared on the market and in the hobby shops.  Confirmed dates are listed as such,  while estimated dates are marked “c” for the historical “circa”.  I started building models when I was a kid back in the late forties,  and so I experienced the entire course of the hobby,  from using WW-II templates for recognition models up to the modern day masterpieces that we have become accustomed to.  Most of the kits,  especially the early ones,  I have built,  while some of the later ones,  especially the odd types and resin offerings,  I have only seen listings  or reviews, or have received data from other people.



            If anyone can add to this list,  or provide more accurate information, I would appreciate hearing from you.  I need copies of instructions,  photos, listings, and other data,  such as  actual date of appearance,  and catalog number for some of the kits.  Some of my sources have included the kits themselves,  Burns Kit Collector’s Guide, and inventories and kit listings I have saved over the years.  My eventual goal is to produce an internet or published  work on the FW-190 in 1/72 and possibly other scales,  although I have  built exclusively in 1/72 scale over the past  50 years.


Brian R. Baker

1522 Santiago,

Farmington, NM, USA  87401