✪Fw 190 A-8

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General info

An American-captured Fw 190 A-8 in the Garage.

The Nation-us.pngFw 190 A-8 is a Rank IV American fighter with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/SB) and 5.0 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.43. It costs 4,900 Golden Eagles.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The Fw-190 A-8 possesses far below average speed, acceleration and climb ability for it's rank. It does however have great high speed control and a wicked armament that will shred any fighter almost instantly. It is recommended that you climb to the side and let your teammates engage first so you can put your excellent BnZ ability to work. If you spot a bandit co-alt, a head-on attack followed by an evasive maneuver and then extending away to repeat the processes is a recommended tactic. If a bandit has superior E and is pressing an attack against you, try to drag them to friendlies, but don't sacrifice too much E to do so. If you are skilled enough, another tactic would be to initiate a scissors; either rolling or flat, and then break away when he goes to yo-yo to control his overshoot. The scissors is a highly effective maneuver in the 190 A-8. If you are ballsy enough to press for a gun solution when scissoring an enemy, you could be greatly rewarded. In summary, climb to the side, BnZ like a champ, never get in a sustained turn fight, and use your rate of roll to free yourself when cornered.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

The premium Fw 190 A-8 sits at a high battle rating, close to the Spitfire LF Mk. IX and La-7B-20, both of which are vastly superior planes overall. It frequently faces Tempests, Fw 190 A-5, Bf 109 G-10 variants, Griffon Spitfires and F4U-1C's. Unfortunately, the A-8 is by large worse than all of these planes, but it still possesses some unique advantages and if piloted correctly is really going to give anyone trouble. However these advantages are quite predictable and easily nullified by an attentive opponent.

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Great roll rate.
  • Great energy retention.
  • Heavy armament.
  • Plenty of ammo.
  • Well armoured from the front.

Cons

  • Poor turn rate that many Medium Bombers can beat.
  • Elevator has low responsibility & effect on low-medium speeds.
  • Maneuverbility at low speeds is bad.
  • Bad climb rate for a 190.

Specifications

Armaments

  • 4 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, wing-mounted (250 + 140 rpg each wing = 780 total)
  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, nose-mounted (400 rpg = 800 total)

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: BMW 801 D2 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1277 hp (Stock), 1730 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1630 hp (Stock), 2083 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1012 kg
Name: BMW 801 D2 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1260 hp (Stock), 1470 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1613 hp (Stock), 1823 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1012 kg
Name: BMW 801 D2 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1260 hp (Stock), 1470 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1613 hp (Stock), 1823 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1012 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 617 km/h
    • at height: 5,500 m
  • Max altitude: 11,300 m
  • Turn Time: 24.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 7.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 689 km/h
    • at height: 5,500 m
  • Max altitude: 11,300 m
  • Turn Time: 21.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 23.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 600 km/h
    • at height: 5,500 m
  • Max altitude: 11,300 m
  • Turn Time: 25.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 10.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 652 km/h
    • at height: 5,500 m
  • Max altitude: 11,300 m
  • Turn Time: 22.8 s
  • Rate of Climb: 14.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 600 km/h
    • at height: 5,500 m
  • Max altitude: 11,300 m
  • Turn Time: 25.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 10.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 652 km/h
    • at height: 5,500 m
  • Max altitude: 11,300 m
  • Turn Time: 22.8 s
  • Rate of Climb: 14.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)




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Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP

Supercharger Stage #2: 100%

Supercharger Stage #2: WEP



Modules and improvements

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair, Radiator Offensive 13 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 13 mm MGs
III Wings repair, Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Recommendation:
As a premium vehicle, all modules are already unlocked.

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-usa.png Fw 190 A-8
Nation USA
Design Family Focke Wulf 190
Type Fighter
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~3639 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~4049 kg
Takeoff Weight ~4800 kg
Wing Area ~18 m²
# Flap Positions 2
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1540 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~607.08 kph at 5500 m
Climb Rate ~14.10 m/s
Turn Time ~25.21 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~199.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~8023 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~8927 lb
Takeoff Weight ~10582 lb
Wing Area ~197 ft²
# Flap Positions 2
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1540 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~377.22 mph at 18045 m
Climb Rate 46.26 ft/s
Turn Time 25.21 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~40.76 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x MG 151/20 140 RPG
2 x MG 151/20 250 RPG
2 x MG 131 450 RPG
Limits
Max Speed limit 860 kph
Gear lmit 860 kph
Max static +G's ~19
Max static -G's ~19
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <420 kph
Rudder <510 kph
Elevators <510 kph
Radiator >280 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 534 mph
Gear lmit 534 mph
Max static +G's ~19
Max static -G's ~19
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <261 mph
Rudder <317 mph
Elevators <317 mph
Radiator >174 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is not controllable
Pitch is controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is not controllable
Turbocharger is controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
1500 m
4921 ft
100% Enginepower 1602 hp
WEP Enginepower 1954 hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
5900 m
19357 ft
100% Enginepower 1478 hp
WEP Enginepower 1804 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)