The SNCAC NC.900 was a French refurbished version of the successful German Focke Wulf Fw190 fighter. They were used for only a short period because they were dangerous to fly due to sabotage.
The SNCAC NC.900 was a French refurbishment of captured German Focke Wulf Fw190A-5s found in France at the end of 1944.
They were used because they cost only about ten percent of the cost of a Supermarine Spitfire.
However, there were many problems with them because they had been so skilfully sabotaged during manufacture for the Germans by French workers and they were dangerous to fly.
Seventy were restored and some were put into service by the Normandie-Niemen squadron on 1 Febraury 1946, but few flew and they had been grounded by November that year.
This model represent NC.900, No 23, flying with GC III/5 Normandie-Niemen at Toussus-le -Noble in 1946.
MGD Models 1/72 kit completed by Leigh Edmonds in July 2018.