Fw 200 C-1

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Fw 200 C-1
fw_200c_1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.0/2.3/2.7BR
6 peopleCrew
22.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
4 х BMW 132HEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
450 km/hStructural
200 km/hGear
Defensive armament
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun2 х Turret
1 125 roundsAmmunition
1 050 shots/minFire rate
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gunTurret
2 250 roundsAmmunition
1 050 shots/minFire rate
7.92 mm MG 15 machine gunTurret
1 500 roundsAmmunition
1 050 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
6 x 250 kg SC250JA bombSetup 1
6 x 500 kg SC500K bombSetup 2
2 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bombSetup 3
2 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
4 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 4
2 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
2 x 500 kg SC500K bomb
Setup 5
Economy
18 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
77 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 910 / 6 127/4 500 / 5 615/1 730 / 2 159Repair
22 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
77 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
× (136) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Fw 200 C-1.jpg


The Fw 200 C-1 is a rank II German bomber with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB), 2.3 (RB), and 3.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.47 "Big Guns".

The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 C-1 is a long-range maritime patrol bomber. It is optimised for bombing stationary targets, such as bases and pillboxes, from medium to high altitudes.

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 1,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
363 350 30.7 31.1 1.7 1.7 700
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 1,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ???  ???  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 700

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
350 ~2 ~2
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 260 < 230 < 260 > 292
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,150 m 935 hp 1,023 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 8 mm steel - pilots seat
  • Fuel tanks located between wing root and out-most engine, as well as taking up most of the fuselage

Armaments

Suspended armament

The Fw 200 C-1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 6 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 6 x 500 kg SC500K bombs (3,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs + 4 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (3,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs + 2 x 500 kg SC500K bombs (3,000 kg total)

Defensive armament

Main article: MG 15 (7.92 mm)

The Fw 200 C-1 is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, nose turret (2,250 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, chin turret (1,500 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, dorsal turret (1,125 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, ventral turret (1,125 rpg)

Usage in battles

The graceful looks of the Condor belie a very vulnerable and slow aircraft. Essentially a converted civilian airliner, the Condor has a very weak airframe and large fuel tanks scattered throughout the aircraft, making it vulnerable to even rifle caliber bullets.

To make things worse, the Condor is rather underpowered, despite having four engines. It is outrun by biplane fighters and has a very poor climb rate. The defensive armament is also very poor, consisting of only 7.92 mm machine guns with blind spots in the coverage. If caught by enemy fighters, it has virtually no chance of survival.

The one redeeming factor of the Condor is its massive payload of 3,000 kg bombs. It is one of the heaviest bomb loads carried by any non-premium German bomber, except for the Dornier Do 217 series and the He 177. If the Condor can penetrate enemy air defences, it is capable of inflicting massive damage to bases.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Auto controlled

Modules

First, obtain the bomb upgrade (ITC PVC/II). This will allow the installation of 6x500kg bombs, the best payload for base bombing, since it allows the destruction of two bases in one pass. There will be no need to hurry with the second upgrade. The 2x1000kg+2x500kg loadout is only ideal for taking out airbases or carriers. Flight performance upgrades come next in the priority list, as the aircraft is heavy and slow. The ammo belts are of a lesser priority, since the upgraded belts don't make a considerable difference.

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator ITC PVC/II
II Compressor Airframe Turret 7 mm
III Wings repair Engine ITC PVC/III
IV Engine injection Cover New 7 mm MGs (turret)

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very nice payloads
  • Incredible fuel tank
  • Can easily absorb 7.92 mm bullets

Cons:

  • Very slow
  • Useless defensive armaments
  • Really low acceleration
  • The engines overheat really fast
  • Engines catch fire in just a few shots
  • Really low max speed, so the plane cannot perform dive bombing (if attempted)

History

The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor is best remembered as a long-range reconnaissance aircraft that searched for Allied convoys over the North Atlantic during World War II. Its mission was to either attack the convoys directly with bombs or communicate their location to the packs of German U-boats below. The Condor started as a trans-Atlantic airliner that first flew in July of 1937. By September of 1939, over 250 Condors had entered military service. The Condor spawned many sub-variants that included different armament, radar, missile carriage and guidance systems, and transport. A handful of these aircraft were used for VIP transports.

Media

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See also

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Germany bombers
Arado  Ar 234 B-2 · Ar 234 C-3
Blohm & Voss  BV 238
Dornier  Do 17 E-1 · Do 17 Z-2 · Do 217 E-2 · Do 217 E-4 · Do 217 K-1 · Do 217 M-1
Focke-Wulf  Fw 189 A-1 · Fw 200 C-1
Henschel  Hs 123 A-1
Heinkel  He 111 H-3 · He 111 H-6 · He 111 H-16 · He 177 A-5
Junkers  Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 88 A-1 · Ju 88 A-4 · Ju 288 C
Messerschmitt  Me 264
Savoia-Marchetti  ▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 1 (1936) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero B (1936) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 4 (1937) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero serie 8 (1939)
  ▀S.M.79 Sparviero AS (1941) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero bis/N (1942) · ▀S.M.79 Sparviero bis/T.M (1943)
Trophies  ▀Wellington Mk Ic