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Focke Wulf Fw 190A/F



Type: Fighter-bomber
Origin: Focke Wulf
First Flight:
   Fw 190V1: June 1, 1939
   Production Fw 190A-1: September 1940
   Fw 190A-8/U11: January 23, 1944
Service Delivery:
   Fw 190A-3: Autumn, 1941
   Fw 190A-4: Summer, 1942
   Fw 190A-5: Early 1943
   Fw 190A-6: June 1943
   Fw 190A-7: December 1943
Production: N/A (20,000+ for all Types)
   SNCAC (France) built 64 Fw 190A-8s as the NC.900 in 1945.

Engine:
Fw 190A-1:
  Model: BMW 801C-1
  Type: 14-cyl. air cooled, twin-row radial
  Number: One     Horsepower: 1,660 hp

Fw 190A-3:
  Model: BMW 801Dg
  Type: 14-cyl. air cooled, twin-row radial
  Number: One     Horsepower: 1,800 hp

Fw 190A-4 & Fw 190A-8/F-8:
  Model: BMW 801D-2
  Type: 14-cyl. air cooled, twin-row radial
  Number: One
  Horsepower: 1,730 hp at take-off*
  *With MW50 water/Methanol injection could
  produce 2,100 hp for short periods.


Propeller Unit:
Fw 190A-8/F-8:
  Type: VDM 9-12176A three blade, constant speed
  Diameter: 3,300mm (10 ft. 11¾ in.)

Fuel: Fw 190A-8/F-8
Capacity: 140 U.S. Gallons (530 liters)
Type: N/A

Dimensions:
Wing span: 10.5m (34 ft. 5½ in.)
Wing Surface Area: 18.3 sq. m (197 sq. ft.)
Length: 9.00m (29 ft. 6 in.)
Height: 3.96m (13ft.)
Stabilizer Span: 3,650mm (11 ft. 11¾ in.)
Wheel Track: 3,500mm (11 ft. 5¾ in.)
  Weights:
Empty: 3,060kg (6,750 lbs.)
Gross: 4,865kg (10,725 lbs.)

Performance:
Maximum Speed:
   Fw 190A-4: 416 mph at 21,000 ft (With MW50)
   Fw 190A-8/F-8: 400 mph at 22,000 ft
Range (Maximum Fuel): 1,370km (850 miles)
Range (Maximum Bomb Load): 610km (380 miles)
Climb to altitude: 9.35 Minutes to 6,100m (20,000 ft.)
Endurance:
    2 Hours at 2,000m (6,500 ft.) at 280 mph (450 kph)
Service Ceiling: 10,360m (34,000 ft.)

Armament:
Fw 190A-1:
4 × 7.92mm MG 17 machine guns.

Fw 190A-2:
2 × 7.92mm MG 17 machine guns above engine.
2 × 20mm MG/FF cannon mounted in wing root.
Optional:
2 × 7.92mm MG 17 machine guns in outer wings.

Fw 190A-3:
2 × 7.92mm MG 17 machine guns above engine.
2 × 20mm Mg 151/20 cannon mounted in wing root.
2 × 20mm MG/FF cannon in outer wings.

Fw 190A-4/R6:
2 × 20mm Mg 151/20 cannon mounted in wing root.
2 × 210-mm WGr.21 rocket tubes

Fw 190A-8/F-8:
2 × 20mm Mg 151/20 wing mounted cannon.
2 × 13mm Mg 131 fuselage mounted machine guns.

Avionics:
Fw 190A-1:
FuG 7a radio




                 

Sources:
Gunston, Bill - The Encyclodepia of the Worlds Combat aircraft, 1976, Chartwell Books, Inc., New York
Brown, Eric, Captain - Wings of the Luftwaffe, 1979, Airlife Publishing Ltd., Shrewsbury
Gunston, Bill & Wood, Tony - Hitler's Luftwaffe, 1977, Salamander Books Ltd., London
Donald, David - The Complete Encyclopedia Of World Aircraft, 1997, Brown Packaging Books Ltd., London

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