TYPE: Single-seat sportplane kitbuilt.
PROGRAMME: Flug Werk GmbH is assembling a batch of 12 Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Second World War fighters, in Fw 190A-8/N and Fw 190D-9/N configurations, their /N designation indicating nachbau: replica. Components are being manufactured in seven countries (principally in Romania by Aerostar) from original drawings, resulting in airframes claimed to be 98 per cent faithful to the original.
Power plant of the 10 A-8s is a 1,400 kW (1,877 hp) ASh-82FN 14-cylinder twin-row radial engine, a Russian version of the original BMW 801D, driving a three-blade, constant-speed MT composites propeller. The first aircraft was completed in early 2000 and sold to a museum at Hanover for static display; second (D-FWKC) shown statically, April 2000, but due to integration problems with the power plant, first engine runs were postponed to the third quarter of 2002; first flight was planned for August 2003, but apparently not achieved. Three Fw 190A-8/Ns will be sold in Europe, the remaining seven going to the USA, South Africa and Australia; all had found firm buyers by early 2002. Price for kits (including engine, but not avionics, instruments, electrical wiring looms or paint) is €535,000 ex-works (2003).
The remaining two aircraft, advertised in 2002, are the long-nose Fw 190D 'Dora', the original having a 1,402 kW (1,880 hp) Jumo 213.