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Focke-Wulf Fw 190 "(Wurger)"


Fighter

The Classic German Single-Seater of the WW2.



The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 fielded two of the best - and most-produced - single-seat, single-engined fighters of the conflict, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 and the Messerschmitt Bf 110. The Fw 190 was a fast, nimble, and powerful machine that could match up extremely well against any Allied offerings of the period (indeed it was a perfect adversary for the North American P-51 'Mustang'). Production reached an astonishing 20,000+ units before the end of the war, making the series one of the more important German aircraft products in play. Introduced in August of 1941, the Fw 190 fought in every theater of the war from then on and was handed over to German allies to help bolster the Axis cause. With the fall of German in 1945, Turkey became the last operator of the line when it gave up its fleet in 1949.
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CREW
Speed
404
MPH
Ceiling
33,957
FEET
Range
497
MILES


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Mission Roles



AIR-TO-AIR
INTERCEPTION
GROUND ATTACK
STRIKE
CLOSE SUPPORT
RECON
TRAINING
EXPERIMENTAL
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Qualities





BMW Radial Power



The Fw 190A production models were powered by the BMW 801D-2 14-cylinder air-cooled, radial-pistoned engine developing 1,677 horsepower and used to drive a three-bladed propeller unit at the nose. Fw 190A-8 fighters could reach speeds of 405mph up to an altitude of 34,000 feet.


Alliances Have Their Benefits



German allies in World War 2 - Japan, Romania, and Hungary - benefited from the passing on of German technology. The Fw 190 was either evaluated, or served with, the trio during the long and bloody air war. Post-war use included wartime victims Czechoslovakia and France.


Broadening Their Horizon



Like other single-seat, single-engine fighters of the period, the Fw 190 was given a limited bomb-carrying capability which enhanced its lethality as well as its versatility.


Evolution of the Species



The Fw 190A 'Anton' model was evolved to become the potent Fw 190D 'Dora' long-nosed form which added performance and length while reworking systems, weaponry, and the instrument panel.


Specifications



Year:
1941
Status
Retired, Out-of-Service (79 yrs)
Manufacturer(s)
Focke-Wulf - Nazi Germany
Production
20,000 Units
11 Total

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Czechoslovakia (post-war); France (post-war); Germany (Nazi); Hungary; Japan (Empire) (single-example, evaluation); Romania; Spain; Turkey; United Kingdom (captured, evaluation only); United States (captured, evalutation only); Yugoslavia (post-war, single example)

(List includes former, current, and potential operating nations)
Fw 190A-8: 1 x BMW 801D-2 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine developing 1,677 horsepower driving a three-bladed propeller unit at the nose.

(Assuming optimal flying/environmental conditions)
Maximum Speed
404 mph | 650 kph | 351 kts
Service Ceiling
33,957 ft | 10,350 m | 6.43 miles
Operational Range
497 miles | 800 km | 432 nm
Rate-of-Climb
3,000 ft/min | 914 m/min
(Showcased performance statistics pertain to the Fw 190A-8 production model)
Length
29.36 feet (8.95 meters)
Width
34.45 feet (10.50 meters)
Height
10.33 feet (3.15 meters)
(Showcased measurements pertain to the Fw 190A-8 production model)
Empty
7,055 lb (3,200 kg)
M.T.O.W.
9,744 lb (4,420 kg)
(Showcased weights pertain to the Fw 190A-8 production model)
STANDARD (FIXED, FORWARD-FIRING):
2 x 20mm MG151/20E autocannons in the wing roots (one per wing root member).
2 x13mm MG131 machine guns in upper engine cowling.

OPTIONAL:
Conventional drop bombs carried at fuselage centerline (large diameter type) or underwing (small diameter type). Rockets also supported underwing as was a single fuel tank (fuselage centerline). Supported Types:




Machine Gun graphic Machine Gun(s)
Automatic Cannon graphic Automatic Cannon(s)
Conventional Drop Bomb graphic Conventional Drop Bombs
Attack Rocket graphic Rockets / Rocket Pods
Additional Fuel Tank graphic Additional Fuel
Fw 190 ('Wurger' / 'Shrike') - Base Series Designation.
Fw 190 V1
Fw 190 V2
Fw 190 V3
Fw 190 V4
Fw 190 V5
Fw 190 V5k
Fw 190 V5g
Fw 190 V12
Fw 190 V13
Fw 190 V15
Fw 190 V16
Fw 190 V18
Fw 190 A
Fw 190 A-0
Fw 190 A-1
Fw 190 A-2
Fw 190 A-3
Fw 190 A-4
Fw 190 A-5
Fw 190 A-5/U1
Fw 190 A-6
Fw 190 A-7
Fw 190 A-8
Fw 190 A-8/U1
Fw 190 A-9
Fw 190 A-10
Fw 190 B-0
Fw 190 B-1
Fw 190 C
Fw 190 D
Fw 190 D-0
Fw 190 D-1
Fw 190 D-3
Fw 190 D-9
Fw 190 D-11
Fw 190 D-12
Fw 190 D-13
Fw 190 F
Fw 190 F-2
Fw 190 F-3
Fw 190 F-4,-5,-6,-7
Fw 190 F-8
Fw 190 F-9
Fw 190 G
Fw 190 G-1
Fw 190 G-2
Fw 190 G-3
Fw 190 G-8
Fw 190 S-5
Fw 190 S-8

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