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Focke Wulf Fw 190

 

 

Focke Wulf Fw 190

The Focke Wulf Fw 190 was one of the greatest fighters of WWII. Designed by Dr. Kurt Tank, the Fw 190 was built as a sturdy all-round fighter, rather than a lightweight interceptor; but the early Fw 190A's nevertheless proved clearly superior to the Spitfire Mk.V. The Fw 190 was a better fighter than the Bf 109 except at high altitude. The radial-engine Fw 190 was also succesfully developed into a series of fighter-bombers. The Fw 190D-series used a liquid-cooled Junkers engine instead of the radial BMW, and had increased span and length. The Fw 190D was a very good high-altitude interceptor, equal to the P-51D or Spitfire XIV and without the altitude limitations of the Fw 190A. It was the stepping-stone to the Ta 152. Total Fw 190 production was 20001.

 

Specification


Type: Fw 190A-3
Function: fighter
Year: 1942 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 1250kW BMW 801D-2
Speed: 636km/h Ceiling: 11300m Range: 800km
Armament: 2*mg7.9mm 4*g20mm

Type: Fw 190D-9
Function: fighter
Year: 1944 Crew: 1 Engines: 1 * 1300kW Junkers Jumo 213A-1
Wing Span: 10.50m Length: 10.20m Height: 3.35m Wing Area: 18.30m2
Empty Weight: 3490kg Max.Weight: 4840kg
Speed: 685km/h Ceiling: 12000m Range: 835km
Armament: 2*mg13mm 2*g20mm 500kg