"The lecturer was frightened by the Focke-Wulf 190"
Focke-Wulf Fw 190
Public DomainFocke-Wulf Fw 190 - Credit: US Goverment

The Focke-Wulf 190 was introduced in 1941, and soon proved itself superior in most respects to the existing Spitfire models.  The RAF remained at a serious disadvantage until the development of the Spitfire Mk. IX in the autumn 1942.

Designed by Germany's illustrious Professor Kurt Tank, the Focke-Wulf 190 would prove invaluable to British fighter designers when a Luftwaffe pilot defected with one of the planes.

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