Ta 152 C-3

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Ta 152 C-3
General characteristics
1 personCrew
4.2 tEmpty weight
5.9 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
13 500 mCeiling
sec28.2/28.2/27.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Daimler-Benz DB-603LAEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
912 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Offensive armament
30 mm MK 103 cannonWeapon 1
90 roundsAmmunition
380 shots/minFire rate
4 х 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 2
650 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
78 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
310 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png21 000 / 26 859/30 000 / 38 370/4 750 / 6 075Repair
90 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
310 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 400 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.84 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the German fighter Ta 152 C-3. For the other version, see Ta 152 H-1.


GarageImage Ta152C3.jpg

The Ta 152 C-3 is a rank IV German fighter with a battle rating of 6.3 (AB) and 5.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.57 "Battle March".

The Ta 152 C was designed for mid altitude combat, with a re-designed short wing similar to that of the 190 series, such as the Fw 190 D-13. With its Daimler-Benz DB 603 engine, gaining speed and altitude is the first priority in this aircraft. Second, is heavy usage of Boom and Zoom tactics, especially on heavily armed strategic bombers like the B-29 Superfortress. With its armament of four MG-151 20 mm cannons (two in the wing roots, two in the cowling), and a MK-103 cannon firing through the propeller hub, trigger discipline is a must to take down as many aircraft as you can with the ammunition on board. However, it can be pushed to turn tight in a pinch with a rather small amount of energy lost by using the flaps, and despite not having a proper combat flap setting. The flaps are extremely strong and they deploy quickly, even at higher speeds (though it is not advisable to do such thing unless the situation is just right).

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 10,400 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
703 681 13 500 28.2 29.2 9.7 9.7 500
Max Speed
(km/h at 10,400 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
759 730 13 500 25.8 27.0 17.1 13.1 500


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
912 310 900 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities
< 420 < 220 < 550 > 290
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
8,990 m 1,750 hp 1,921 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 15 mm Steel - Engine cowl armor
  • 5 mm Steel - Under cockpit/fuel tank armor
  • 5 mm Steel - Rear fuel tank armor plate
  • 8 mm Steel - Pilot seat armor
  • 5 mm Steel - Pilot seat armor
  • 20 mm Steel - Head rest armor
  • 10 mm Steel - Upper cowling ammunition armor
  • 6 mm Steel - Instrument panel armor
  • 70 mm Bulletproof glass


Offensive armament

The Ta 152 C-3 is armed with:

  • 1 x 30 mm MK 103 cannon, nose-mounted (90 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, nose-mounted (150 rpg = 300 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, wing-mounted (175 rpg = 350 total)

Usage in battles

Currently the Ta 152 C-3 does not carry any under-wing ordnance, but it can perform rather lethal ground-pounding with its MK 103 (30 mm) cannon, if it is loaded with armoured target rounds (HVAP), although one must aim carefully and have good trigger discipline to knock out tanks, or else one wastes too many shells on a single vehicle. But for its intended role, the combination of MG 151 20 mm cannons plus the aforementioned MK 103 is lethal against any aircraft in the game. However, the stock belts can be a bit of a pain to use, as half of the load are not the infamous German minengeschoße (HE-IT).

The Ta 152 C-3 is somewhat of a combination of the Fw 190 D series and the Ta 152 H-1, it is easy to play, but difficult to master and is easily countered by the enemy, but that will not stop you from doing well with this aircraft as long as you fight engagements on your terms.

  • Prioritize enemies with multiple engines first, like bombers, attackers and heavy fighters above anything else;
  • Only engage enemy fighters when they are distracted at something else or if you have the advantage or when there are no other targets in your vicinity;
  • Despite heavily armored, you are not invincible, head on engagements eventually will take the toll on your plane, so fight smart by firing first when you are around 1.2km away and immediately roll or bank to dodge their bullets;
  • Although it is tempting, engaging ground units should be the least of your priorities unless there are no other targets nearby;
  • HVAP shells can destroy AI light tanks in one hit from any direction, medium tanks will need to be shot from above or the rear and heavy tanks are just a waste of ammo;
  • 30mm Minengeschoß rounds deal a lot of damage, use it sparingly with the 20mm;
  • The 20mm and the 30mm have different ballistics, control mappings to each caliber is recommended;
  • When you have an enemy on your tail, there is little you can do except to wait for allies to come and help, do not let it happen;
  • Use your incredible roll rate to escape from sticky situations;

Manual Engine Control

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 20 mm Offensive 30 mm
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings repair Engine New 20 mm cannons New 30 mm cannons
IV Engine injection Cover

Pros and cons


  • Powerful armament of five cannons with a lot of ammo;
  • Nose mounted armament allows very tight spread of bullets when firing;
  • Does not slow down that much when firing all its guns;
  • Durable and well armoured, pilot is protected;
  • Very effective bomber killer;
  • Armour is enough to deflect machine gun rounds from bombers' gunners;
  • Incredibly strong at a head on engagement and will often survive unharmed or with minor damage;
  • Very good acceleration;
  • Good energy retention, although not as good as the H-1 model;
  • Good roll rate, better than the H-1 model;
  • Very good performance when operating from low to mid altitude;
  • Very fast dive speed;
  • Can perform a tank-buster role with its Armored targets belt for the 30 mm cannon
  • Can immediately research the 20 mm and 30 mm belts.


  • Poor rate of climb for an interceptor;
  • Slow, coupled with poor rate of climb makes it an easy target after conducting a boom and zoom attack;
  • Worst turn rate of all Kurt Tank fighters in the game, even worse than the already bad Fw 190 series;
  • Above average repair cost in RB;
  • No combat flaps configuration;
  • Poor high altitude performance;
  • Very easy to counter and has almost no options of escape when chased;
  • Wings and fuselage are littered with fuel tanks, although they are self sealing;
  • Requires a lot of RP to spade despite being a 5.7 BR aircraft;
  • Stock performance is awful;
  • Feels heavier and more sluggish to fly than the H-1 model;
  • Engine often overheats after 3500 m.


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See also

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