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What was the Focke-Wulf FW 190 used for?

What was the Focke-Wulf FW 190 used for?

The twin-row BMW 801 radial engine that powered most operational versions enabled the Fw 190 to lift larger loads than the Bf 109, allowing its use as a day fighter, fighter-bomber, ground-attack aircraft and to a lesser degree, night fighter….Focke-Wulf Fw 190.

Fw 190
Developed into Focke-Wulf Ta 152

Why was the Focke-Wulf 190 so good?

The FW-190 was a stout opponent in a dogfight with its extremely heavy armament. The FW-190 pilots tended to work in pairs, giving each other good tactical support in battle. The excellent visibility provided by the plane’s cockpit assisted the pilots in supporting one another.

What happened to the Fw 190 D-13?

This is the only Fw 190 D-13 to have survived the war. The aircraft entered service in March of 1945 and served as the commander’s plane of Jagdgeschwader (fighter wing) 26. In May of 1945, and the plane was surrendered to the Allies and shipped to Freeman Airfield, Indiana, for evaluation.

What is the best book on the Fw 190?

Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. The Focke-Wulf 190: Fw 190. Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1976. ISBN 0-7153-7084-7. Gurney, Gene (Major, USAF). The War in the Air: A Pictorial History of World War II Air Forces in Combat.

Does the Fw 190A perform well at high altitudes?

The Fw 190A series’ performance decreased at high altitudes (usually 6,000 m (20,000 ft) and above), which reduced its effectiveness as a high-altitude interceptor.

What kind of engine does a Fw 190 have?

The Fw 190 D-13 was the near pinnacle of German piston engine technology. The most notable change to the potent and successful Fw 190 fighter design was the late-war addition of a Junkers Jumo engine in the place of the earlier versions equipped with BMW radials.