Fw 190 A-5

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General info

The Fw 190 A-5 in the garage.

The Fw 190 A-5 is a Rank III German fighter with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB), 4.7 (RB), and 4.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.35.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

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General play style

The Fw 190 A-5's instrument panel.

"Würger" is the German nickname of this beast of a plane. It can be translated as slayer, choker, or strangler. In that regard fits the English designation well too: "Butcher-bird"

One nineties are fighters, and while this one can load additional payload, it will reduce the planes combat ability. Using it as a fighter-bomber is generally not advised, this would be the duty of the 190F-8 instead.

Vehicle characteristics

Rocking four 20mm cannons, an armoured radial engine, armoured fuel tanks, and sometimes two artillery rockets, this aircraft is far but shy in the giving and taking role. Anything at 12 o'clock is soon to be dead. The wingroot mounted cannons should be additionally placed on a seperate key for head-on attacks. The outer-wing guns would only miss on distances of 800-1000m (~0.7miles). This also helps for tricky shots, as the second pair of 20mm guns only has 90 shots each, instead of the whooping 250 of the inner ones.

But make sure to bring hell loose once you have the optimal firing solution.

The rockets are an interesting piece of equipment. Developed from the 210 Nebelwerfer artillery system, they were originally used to break up B-17 formations by forcing the US pilots to evade them. This was rather done to safely get closer to now seperate lone bombers then actually use the rockets to kill them. The BR.21 has the same shell drop as the Mk108 cannon, so if you are already used to it from flying the 109, well done. If not, which wouldn't be a surprise as this is the page for the Fw190, then prepare for some misses. Like the "Sledgehammer" Mk108, the accuracy is woeful, not made better by the low velocity. This is a characteristic noticeable ingame which makes them difficult to use in direct fighter to fighter engagements. But all of these deficits are made up by the warhead. Oh boy... they've got power. With the fuze timer set correctly, even misses will damage enemy planes, as the shockwave radius gets close to 100m. So watchout when using them against ground units. You will most likely just kill yourself, over 100m safety distance is stronly advised!!!

Tactics

The Fw 190A-5/U2, as all the planes in this line, is one of the best "Boom and Zoomers" in the game and should be flown exclusively in this style. The performance at high speeds is excellent, as is their dive and zoom characteristics. 'Do not ever engage in a turn fight as this will most likely end bad. Instead, fight only in the vertical. Try to have an altitude, or speed advantage over your opponents (by climbing to the side at the start of the battle and then enter the highest battle you see). But you can still win fights when you are lower in energy than your foe.

In the defensive, you can often just dive away from planes, such as Spitfires and La-5s, but you need at a decent altitude to gain your top speed, so do not be to quick to dive after an enemy, if they fly below your plane, unless you are higher then everybody else or alone. Just be sure to have the time to regain the lost altitude.

In a dive the 190 can, due its short wings, pull quite some stunts to either lose the hunter, or even make him loose his own wings! This is a favourable strategy against La-5s, Yaks & Spitfires who have, due their low wingloading (and partly wooden wings for the Russians), less resistance against high G maneuvers. Again, be sure to regain your energy by a zoom-climb. Just look out while doing so, many pilots die as they do not notice a second enemy aircraft approaching. German proverb:"Wenn Zwei sich streiten, freut sich der Dritte." ~ "When two quarrel, the third will reap the success." Of course this could also be you.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-Tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent firepower
  • Excellent roll rate
  • Very good bomber hunter
  • Well armored from the front
  • Good at BnZ
  • Lots of 20mm ammo
  • Performs very well in dives
  • Decent climb rate when upgraded
  • Features the most unlockable camouflage available from the entire German Tech tree
  • SB: Good instantaneous turn

Cons:

  • Engine overheats fast
  • Weak climb rate stock
  • Slight engine damage will severely reduce performance
  • Not much defensive possibilities (only dive and scissors)
  • Loses power above 5000m steadily

Specification

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, wing-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannon, wing-mounted (90 rpg = 180 total)
  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun, nose-mounted (450 rpg = 900 total)

Payloads

Rockets

Rockets

Aircraft Rockets

Nation Mass Name Velocity Caliber Drag   Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen     Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen  
Rocket properties High explosive Fragmentation
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Germany
110.9 kg BR 20 350 m/s 210 100 210.8 5 m 75 mm 100 50 m 10 mm
3.85 kg R4M Orkan 525 m/s 55 0 0.6 1 m 12 mm 5.2 25 m 8 mm
2.78 kg RZ 65 Föhn 260 m/s 73 17.5 0 0.9 m 10 mm 13.1 15 m 8 mm
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Japan
60 kg 60 kg 340 m/s 82 21.1 99.9 6 m 60 mm 0 15 m 8 mm
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USSR
41.9 kg RS-132 350 m/s 132 14 27.9 3 m 75 mm 43.3 25 m 10 mm
7.84 kg RS-82 340 m/s 82 0 0.6 1 m 23 mm 16.9 12 m 8 mm
Nation-gb.png
Britain
64 kg HVAR 420 m/s 127 14 29.3 3.5 m 75 mm 98.6 17 m 12 mm
43 kg RP-3 350 m/s 76 10.5 35.8 3.5m 75 mm 56.7 15 m 5 mm
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USA
583 kg 11.75 in Tiny Tim 300 m/s 298 17.5 1,289.2 13 m 120 mm 183.4 45 m 12 mm
64 kg 5 in HVAR 420 m/s 127 14 29.3 3.5 m 75 mm 98.6 17 m 12 mm
17 kg M8 Bazooka 250 m/s 114 3.5 6 1 m 29 mm 16.8 25 m 7 mm

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: BMW 801 D2 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1335 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1519 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1012 kg
Name: BMW 801 D2 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1320 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1504 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1012 kg
Name: BMW 801 D2 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1320 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1504 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1012 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 632 km/h
    • at height: 6,300 m
  • Max altitude: 10,300 m
  • Turn Time: 23.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 8.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 6,300 m
  • Max altitude: 10,300 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 612 km/h
    • at height: 6,300 m
  • Max altitude: 10,300 m
  • Turn Time: 23.4 s
  • Rate of Climb: 10.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 6,300 m
  • Max altitude: 10,300 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 612 km/h
    • at height: 6,300 m
  • Max altitude: 10,300 m
  • Turn Time: 23.4 s
  • Rate of Climb: 10.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 450 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 6,300 m
  • Max altitude: 10,300 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ 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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3
4
5
6
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8
9
10
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0.38
0.76
1.14
1.52
1.9
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP

Supercharger Stage #2: 100%

Supercharger Stage #2: WEP



Modules and improvements

Initially climb rate and agility cause concern. Due the Fw190's primary tactic of Boom 'n Zoom, those can be remedied by side-climbing. Essentially is in BnZ first-hit-kill-power, all belts should be researched first. For improved agility New Wings and Airframe help. Although one could also increase the fighter's engine power to ease time into BnZ mode. __MODIFICATIONS__

History of creation and combat usage

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Wuerger (Shrike) was a single-seat, single-engine monoplane fighter used by the Luftwaffe in WWII. One of the best fighters of the time, it was widely used during the Second World War. A total of over 20,000 were produced, including some 6,000 fighter-bomber variants. The 190 remained in production from 1941 until the end of the war, going through multiple redesigns. The Fw 190 made a name for itself as a true Luftwaffe workhorse and was used in a wide variety of roles, including a high-altitude interceptor (especially the Fw 190 D), escort fighter, fighter-bomber and night fighter.

1942 flight tests of the Fw 190 A-3 proved that the installation of additional equipment could shift the plane’s center of gravity. To address the issue, the aircraft had to be lengthened. First examples, designated Fw 190 A-5, saw combat in November 1942. Other modifications were minor and included improved oxygen equipment and a new artificial horizon. All production aircraft were also equipped with the FuG 25a IFF set. The armament remained unchanged.

Ingame description

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Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the Fw 190 A-5 from live.warthunder

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-der.png Fw 190 A-5
Nation Germany
Design Family Focke Wulf 190
Type Fighter
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~3463 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~3873 kg
Takeoff Weight ~4535 kg
Wing Area ~18 m²
# Flap Positions 2
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1520 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~607.08 kph at 6300 m
Climb Rate ~14.10 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~287.28 kph
Turn Time ~25.21 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~189.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~7635 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~8538 lb
Takeoff Weight ~9998 lb
Wing Area ~197 ft²
# Flap Positions 2
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1520 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~377.22 mph at 20669 m
Climb Rate 46.26 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~178.51 mph
Turn Time 25.21 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~38.71 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x MG 151/20 250 rpg
2 x MG FF/M 90 rpg
2 x MG 17 900 rpg
Payload Option 1
Without load Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
2 x 🚀 210mm, 112kg BR 20 rocket
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 1604 hp
WEP Enginepower 1822 hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
5900 m
19357 ft
100% Enginepower 1444 hp
WEP Enginepower 1640 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)