The deadly Fw190 was known as the "Wurger" to its pilots. Wurger is the german word for the Shrike, which is a nasty little bird that has the disturbing habit of impaling small insects and mammals on thorns and keeping their corpses, which makes it easier for them to carve them into convient, snack-sized pieces. For this reason they are also known as "butcher birds." The long-nosed "D", or Dora, model shown at left, was a formidable plane that carved up more than a few allied aircraft.
Cool stuff for Focke-Wulf lovers:
Focke-Wulf Fw190 is a detailed technical history of the Fw190, lavishly illustrated by Rikyu Watanabe.
Check out the Focke-Wulf 190 T-shirt in the gift shop!