Stationed at Parchim Germany, during April 1944, this distinctive looking Focke-Wulf 190 A-7 “Red 8” with snake decoration was flown by Feldwebel (sergeant) R. Hartkopf in a specialise unit tasked with developing weapons for use against US bomber formations. The ground crews have pushed their fighter back against the trees for natural camouflage cover. Should the fighter be spotted from the air the German 20mm Flakvierling 38 Anti Aircraft Gun provides close-range air defence against allied fighter-bombers. Even so, the German army officer can't drop his guard and keeps his eyes glued to the sky.
Fw 190A-7/R6 20mm, Flakvierling 38 Anti Aircraft Gun and Kettenkraftrad with power supply.