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to use a radial engine to avoid a supply conflict with the Bf 109's
V-12, the prototype Fw 190 first flew on 1 June 1939.
The Fw 190's success found this air superiority
fighter also being modified to serve as fighter-bomber,
ground-attack, reconnaissance, all-weather interceptor, night
fighter, tank destroyer and torpedo plane roles.
Later model Fw 190s were fitted with Junkers Jumo
213 inverted vee engines and were a match for the P-51 Mustang.