May 1942. In order to intercept the strategic bombers coming from the enemy, the German Air Ministry required for the near future a “”special high-altitude fighter”” which specifications should be a pressurized cockpit and the capability to fly over 13,000m.
As a response to this request, the Focke-Wulf Company developed as an improved model of the already fighting masterpiece Fw 190 the ultimate jet-fighter, proud to fly over 10,000m at a high speed of 750km/h, and equipped with a liquid-cooled engine back and forth, a long fuselage and long, as wide, wings. The first prototype came out in August 1943. During the last days of the Great War, the “”Ta 152″”, ultimate reciprocating jet fighter demanded for the Homeland Defense, was finally born.
Junckers Jumo 213 E engine is a liquid-cooled V-shaped 12 cylinders SOHC engine, adopting a direct injection fuel-system without carburetor. The motor cannons could not be equipped on the 213 A installed on the Fw 190 D-9 because of a fuel conduction passing through the whole axis section in order to change the angles of the propeller pitches, but the fuel conduction has been redesigned in this 213 E engine allowing the installation of motor cannons, which is reproduced in the kit. As for the supercharger, it is a double level – three speed with air cooler placed just behind in order to cool down the pressurized air. Then, the structure of the shrouds located inside the circular radiators, and the pipes – preferred to MG 151 machine guns initially planned to be installed on the upper surface of the nose – conducting the fresh and compressed air to the cockpit, are easy to understand with this SWS kit.”