Ta 152 H-1

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Ta 152 H-1
General characteristics
1 personCrew
5.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Junkers Jumo-213E1Engine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
870 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Offensive armament
30 mm MK 108 cannonWeapon 1
90 roundsAmmunition
660 shots/minFire rate
2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 2
350 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
78 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
310 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png19 140 / 24 480/31 730 / 40 582/3 200 / 4 092Repair
90 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
310 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 400 Ge icon.pngAces
× (184) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the German fighter Ta 152 H-1. For the other version, see Ta 152 C-3.


GarageImage Ta 152 H-1.jpg

The Ta 152 H-1 is a rank IV German fighter with a battle rating of 6.3 (AB) and 5.7 (RB/SB). This fighter has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight Performance

Really fast, maneuverable and stable at +350 km/h. Can outrun a lot of competitors at the BR. Combat flaps are really useful in dogfights. Decent rate of climb, but great turn time as well as rolling rate.

If you're gonna play its job as a perfect interceptor, just climb up and dive unto the bomber, you can easily outclimb a lot of competitors.

Cockpit of the Ta 152
Max Speed
(km/h at 10,200 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
725 707 21.1 21.3 14 14 315
Max Speed
(km/h at 10,200 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
788 755 20.3 20.5 22.2 17.5 315


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
900 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities
< 380 < 220 < 550 > 290
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,600 m 1,750 hp 2,073 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
6,800 m 1,540 hp 1,824 hp
Setting 3
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
9,700 m 1,230 hp 1,457 hp
Setting 4
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
11,000 m 1,380 hp 1,635 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 5 mm steel - under the cockpit
  • 5 mm steel + 8 mm steel - behind the pilot
  • 20 mm steel - pilot's headrest
  • 70 mm bulletproof glass - armoured windscreen
  • 15 mm steel - engine cowling


Offensive armament

The Ta 152 H-1 is armed with:

  • 1 x 30 mm MK 108 cannon, nose-mounted (90 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, wing-mounted (175 rpg = 350 total)

Usage in battles

The Ta-152 H-1 is a designated high altitude fighter with a great wing area and good manoeuvrability, unlike its heavier brethren the Ta 152 C-3. Fly high, preferably at >10 km (32000 ft) since the engine is more effective at those altitudes.

There is a noticeable change above 3,800 m where the engine starts providing more power however it is generally not sufficient to make the plane superior to the aircraft it generally fights, so do not rely on it. Most players use this aircraft as a "Boom & Zoom" although it is possible to dogfight with aircraft that have at least one disadvantage (e.g. P-51 - lower roll rate at low speeds and climb rate above 4,000 m relative to the Ta 152) so tactics vary.

Not advisable to tackle more than one enemy at once.

Do not dogfight Russian FW 190 D premium, or the Bearcat as there is practically nothing you can do.

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
4 gears
Not controllable


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

Pros and cons


  • 30 mm cannon usually obliterates enemies upon impact
  • Stable in all axis (joystick)
  • Unstable when ~400 km/h and turn(mouse aim)
  • Can out-climb the P-51 D at high altitude
  • Good performance above 7,000 m
  • Combat flaps rip off at 900 km/h, which means you can use them in any speed
  • Above average turner for Germany, combat flaps increase turn so much that you can keep up even with some Spitfires
  • Excellent manoeuvring energy retention (MER), especially with flaps it will easily win a prolonged dogfight


  • 30 mm cannon is low-velocity, making it hard to hit
  • Has a tendency to snap roll viciously
  • Average roll rate, which is made significantly worse by pitching up/down
  • Somewhat slow on low to medium altitude
  • Poor parasite drag to thrust ratio, meaning a lot of energy is lost in diving attacks
  • Very high repair cost for Realistic battles


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In-game description

"The Ta 152 was, without a doubt, the best aircraft designed by Kurt Tank for Focke-Wulf. The aircraft was a further redesign of the venerable Fw 190, namely of the Fw 190 D. The Ta 152 became possible thanks to the new high-altitude Jumo 213 and DB 603 engines.

Development began in the winter of 1942-1943, when RLM's technical department released specifications for a new 'Spezial Jaeger', or Special Fighter. The fighter was to be capable of a high-altitude interceptor role. The Ta 152 H-1 was armed with a MK 108 cannon with 85 rounds firing through the propeller hub and two MG 151/20 cannons (220 rounds per gun) in the wings. The H-1 went into serial production in January or February of 1945. A total of only 70 or so were produced, of which very few made it to front-line service."


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See also

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