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FW-190F

Fighter-Bomber

Focke-Wulf

The FW 190F-3 from a squadron SchG1 of commander major A.Drushel, summer 1943 (Kursk fight). © Michael Bykov

The FW 190F-3 from a squadron SchG1 of commander major A.Drushel, summer 1943 (Kursk fight).

Airplane Fw-190 was projected as a fighter, but already at stage of the project has been converted in attack aircraft Fw-190F.

The first attack modification with production deliveries to Luftwaffe at the end of 1942 Fw-190F-1 (about 30 airplanes) - version of the production fighter Fw-190A-5/U3 in turn basing model Fw-190А-4, but equipped a reinforced landing gear, additional armouring.

Then models Fw-190F-2 with the improved cabin (271 airplanes), Fw-190F-3 with the changed design of a wing (about 250 airplanes), Fw-190F-8 on basis Fw-190A-7 (385 airplanes) and Fw-190F-9 with the 2000-strong engine BMW-801TS/TH equipped with a turbocompressor have been issued. All airplanes had the big number of versions.

Specification
Crew 1
Dimensions
Wing span, m 10.5
Length, m 8.95
Height, m 3.95
Powerplant
PE BMW-801D-2, hp 1700
Weight, kg:
Empty weight 3325
Maximum takeoff weight 4925
Performance
Maximum speed, km/h 635
Climb rate, m/min 642
Service ceiling, m 10600
Service range, km 750
Armament
2 X 20-mm cannon, 2 X 13-mm machine guns, external bomb load, kg 1200

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References

  • "Aviation of Luftwaffe" /Viktor Shunkov/
  • "Encyclopedia of military engineering" /Aerospace Publising/
  • "Fighter FW 190" /А. Rusetckiy/

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