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The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor, also known as Kurier to the Allies[3] was a German all-metal four-engined monoplane originally developed by Focke-Wulf as a long-range airliner. A Japanese request for a long-range maritime patrol]] aircraft led to military versions that saw service with the Luftwaffe as long-range reconnaissance and anti-shipping/maritime patrol bomber aircraft. The Luftwaffe also made extensive use of the Fw 200 as a transport.

It achieved success as a commerce raider before the advent of long-range RAF Coastal Command aircraft and CAM ships eliminated its threat.[4]

Sources[]

  1. http://forum.worldofwarplanes.com/index.php?/topic/7074-focke-wulf-fw-200/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focke-Wulf_Fw_200_Condor
  3. "Friend or Foe? Two Four - Engined Bombers With Single Tails." Flight 16 October 1941, p. b (between pages 256 and 257).
  4. Wheeler, Barry C. The Hamlyn Guide to Military Aircraft Markings. London: Chancellor Press, 1992. ISBN 1-85152-582-3, p. 40.

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