WW2 Profile : Focke-Wulf Fw189 Uhu
The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu
("Eagle Owl") was a German twin-engine, twin-boom, three-seat tactical reconnaissance
and army cooperation aircraft. It first flew in 1938 (Fw 189 V1), entered service in 1940,
and was produced until mid-1944. Called the "Flying Eye" of the German army,
the Fw 189 was used extensively on the Eastern Front with great success.
Its Russian nickname was "Rama" (Frame), referring to its distinctive tailboom shape.
Despite its slow speed and fragile looks, the Fw 189's maneuverability made it a difficult target
for attacking Russian fighters. When attacked, the Fw 189 was often able to out-turn attacking fighters
by simply flying in a tight circle into which enemy fighters could not follow.Fw189 Uhu Profiles: