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The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger, was a German, single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft designed by Kurt Tank in the 1930s. It was used by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. It partially replaced the Messerschmitt Bf 109 in 1941. Over 20,000 were manufactured, including around 6,000 fighter-bomber models.

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The Focke-Wulf FW 190 German WWII fighter

Focke Wulf Fw 190

Larry's-Focke Wulf FW-190 This was the last and best piston fighters Germany threw against the Allies. If Hitler had built more of these and sooner in the war, the results could have been quite different. The 'shark-like' coloring of this model sets it off as being mean, lean, and ugly. You'll especially enjoy making this model.

The Fw 190, designed by DipI-Ing Kurt Tank, was one of the technically most advanced, and operationally most eminent, fighter/fighter-bombers of 1939-45. One of two designs submitted by Focke-WuIf in response to a 1937 RUE! specification, the prototype Fw 190V1 (D-OPzE) flew on 1 June 1939, powered by a l,550 hp BMW 139 radial, as was the second prototype.

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Focke-Wulf FW-190 Germen Fighter

WWII Focke-Wulf Fw 190


Nazi Fw 190 SquadThe Fw 190, designed by DipI-Ing Kurt Tank, was one of the technically most advanced, and operationally most eminent, fighter/fighter-bombers of 1939-45. One of two designs submitted by Focke-WuIf in response to a 1937 RUE! specification, the prototype Fw 190V1 (D-OPzE) flew on I June 1939, powered by a 1,550hp BMW 139 radial, as was the second prototype. Subsequently, the larger 1,600hp BMW 801 was substituted. In 1940 IS pre-production Fw 190A-Os were ordered, most with a 3ft 3Ydn (l.OOm) increased in span that became standard. Delivery began in June 1941 with 100 A-Is.

Armament was increased to six guns in the A-3, powered by a l,700hp BMW BOlDg. The N 190 was used in low-altittide hit-and-run raids over southern England in 1941-42. By the end of 1942 nearly 3,000 had been built and the N 190 was serving in North Africa and on the Russian Front in even greater numbers than in Europe. Variants Included the A-4: the A-4/UB with fewer guns but carrying drop-tanks and a 1102lbs bomb load, and the rocket carrying A-4/R6; the A-5, for night fighting and close-support duties; the A-Sand A-? had increased firepower the A-B, A-9 and A-b were mostly fighter-bombers, with different BMW 801 versions. A few Fw 190B and C prototypes were completed, with supercharged inverted-V DB6O3s.

They were discarded in favor of the Fw 190D powered by the liquid-cooled 1,776hp Junkers Jumo 2 ISA-I whose annular radiator duct presented a radial-engine appearance and characterized by its longer nose and rear fuselage and (on the D-1) increased fin area. The initial D-0 and D-I aircraft were evaluated in spring and summer 1943, The first major production D was the D-9, an interceptor, entering service in 194S; subsequent versions. equipped for ground attack, included the D-11, D-12 and D-13, Following the Dwaa the Fw 1900 fighter-bomber which could carry up to 3,9681b of bombs. The F followed. Both were powered by the BMW S01D, Total Fw 190 production, excluding prototypes, was 20,081, over 6,500 of which were fighterboniber vanants. The DB603-engined Ta 152, developed from the N 190D, succeeded it in production, but served only in small numbers before the war ended. 

Kurt Tank, one of the most progressive aircraft designers of the past three decades, belongs the distinction of producing what is generally acknowledged as Germany's most successful single-seat fighter of World War 2, the Focke Wulf Fw 190. By the tune the RLM specification for the Fw 190 was issued, in 1937, the Messerschmitt Ef 109 was well established in production, but the thirty-nine-year old Tank's design was superior to it in many respects. It was a well proportioned and aerodynamically clean-looking aircraft, the most noticeable characteristics being a very wide-track main landing gear and a large but neatly cowled BMW 139 engine. The Fw 190 VI (D-OPZE), designed by DipI-Ing Kurt Tank and Oberingenieur R Blaser to a 1938 RLM requirement, first flew on 1 June 1939, this aircraft and the V2 each being powered by a 1,550hp BMW 139 two-row radial engine.

Subsequent aircraft, with the larger and more powerful BMW 8010, included 40 pre-series Fw 190A-Os ordered in 1940. most of them with, a 3ft 3 4in greater wing span which later became standard. Full-scale production started with 100 four gun Fw 190A-1s, which entered service with II./JG26 in summer 1941, and continued with the better-aimed A-2 and A-3, the latter having six guns(two MG 151/20 and four MG 17) and a BMW 801D-2 engine. Early operational use was made of the Fw 190 in the Jagdbomber role, in low-level hit-and-mn raids over southern England during 1942. The A-4 series (2, 100 hp boosted BMW 801D-2) included the A-4/U8 fighter bomber (carrying a drop-tank and 1,1021b of bombs, with armament reduced) and the A-4/RS bomber interceptor with under wing rocket projectiles. By the end of 1942 more than 2,000 Fw 190s had been delivered and were in widespread service in Europe, the Mediterranean and on the Eastern Front.

The A-S was produced chiefly for close support; the A-6 and A-7 featured further improvements in firepower; the A-8s were mostly bomber interceptors or Zerstdrer, although some were employed as all-weather fighters and others as two-seat trainers. As a fighter, at altitudes up to about 20,000 ft , the Fw 190 could match or improve upon the performance of the Spitfire V. then the best of its Allied adversaries. Above such heights, however, performance of the Fw 190 began to fall off rapidly, and improvement became an absolute necessity in the face of high-level daytime raids by USAAF bomber formations in the middle war years. The Fw 190B and C series were discarded. after a few prototypes with boosted BMW S01D or DB 603A engines, in favor of the long-nosed Fw 190D or Dora. WWII Fw 190 parked

The D series, of which some 650-700 were built, evolved from prototypes with the l,776hp Jumo 213A-l engine, fitted with an annular cooling duct that maintained the 'radial' appearance. Early Fw 190D-Os and D-l's were characterized. apart from their longer cowlings, by lengthened rear fuselages and (on the D-l) increased fin area. The major production version (numbered to follow on from the A-8) was the Fw 190D-9 interceptor, which entered service with III./IG 84 in 1944 and was aimed with two MG 151/20 wing cannon and two MG 131s over the engine. Regarded by many as the Luftwaffe's finest piston-engine fighter of the war, the Fw 190D-9 was to have been followed by the D-l, 12, 13, 14 and 15; but no substantial production of these models was undertaken.

The Fw I90F and G (the E reconnaissance fighter and high altitude H series not being built) were short-nosed models, based on the Fw 190A. The Fw 190F series' principal model, the F-8, had provision for under wing rocket projectiles, Both the F and G were BMW 801-powered, the latter being mostly fighter-bombers in which gun armament was reduced to permit (on the G-l) a single 3,9681b bomb, or(on other G models)up to 2,2061b of smaller bombs, to be carried. Total Fw 190 production, which ended in 1945, was approximately 19,500. It was the first fighter to give the Luftwaffe a combat advantage over the early Spitfires. Its overall versatility, too complex to list here, was characterized by several dozen kits to adapt production aircraft to different roles, and the allocation of some 80 Versuchs numbers to individual development aircraft.

Recent Photo of Focke Wulf Fw 190 at an Airshow

View of the underside

Two vies of the FW-190

Focke-Wulf FW190

Assembly Drawing of the FW-190

Cockpit of the Fw 190
Cockpit of the Focke Wulf Fw 190.



3 View of the Focke Wulf Fw 190
Length: 29 ft 5 in
Wingspan: 34 ft 5 in
Height: 12 ft 12 in
Wing area: 196.99 ft²
Empty weight: 7,060 lb
Loaded weight: 9,735 lb
Max takeoff weight: 10,800 lb
Powerplant: 1× BMW 801
D-2 radial engine, 1,730 hp;
2,000 hp with boost

Maximum speed: 383 mph at
19,420 ft, 408 mph with boost
Range: 500 mi
Service ceiling: 37,430 ft
Rate of climb: 2,560 ft/min
Wing loading: 49.4 lb/ft²
Power/mass: 0.18-0.21 hp/lb

2 × 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131
machine guns with 475 rpg
4 × 20 mm MG 151/20 E
cannons with 250 rpg in the
wing root and 140 rpg


Focke Wulf Fw 190 Wreckage
Image showing a FW 190 being raised from the sea bottom, off the coast of Norway,