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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_Fw190A5.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
 
[[File:GarageImage_Fw190A5.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
 
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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.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} German fighter {{Battle-rating}}. This fighter was introduced in [[Update 1.35]].
  
'"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"
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'''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 [[Fw 190 F-8|190F-8]] instead.
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190s 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 [[Fw 190 F-8]] instead.
  
Rocking four 20 mm cannons, an armoured radial engine, armoured fuel tanks, and sometimes two artillery rockets, this aircraft is far from shy in the giving and taking role. Anything at 12 o'clock is soon to be dead. The wing root mounted cannons should be additionally placed on a separate key for head-on attacks. The outer-wing guns would only miss on distances of 800-1000 m (~0.7 miles). This also helps for tricky shots, as the second pair of 20 mm guns only has 90 shots each, instead of the whopping 250 of the inner ones.
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Rocking four 20 mm cannons, an armoured radial engine, armoured fuel tanks, and sometimes two artillery rockets, this aircraft is far from shy in the role of giving and taking. Anything at 12 o'clock is soon to be dead. The wing root mounted cannons should be additionally placed on a separate key for head-on attacks. The outer-wing guns would only miss on distances of 800-1,000 m (~0.7 miles). This also helps for tricky shots due to the fact that the second pair of 20 mm cannons only have 90 shots each, instead of the whopping 250 of the inner ones.
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The rockets are an interesting piece of equipment. Developed from the 210 Nebelwerfer artillery system, they were originally used to break up B-17E formations by forcing the US pilots to evade them. The main goal of the rockets was not to destroy the bombers, instead, this tactic meant to separate the scattering bombers allowing the attacking aircraft the ability to safely get closer to their targets without the crossfire of coverage. The BR.21 has the same shell drop as the [[MK 108 (30 mm)|MK 108]] 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 Fw 190, then prepare for some misses. Like the "Sledgehammer" Mk 108, the accuracy is woeful and is not made better by its low velocity. This is a characteristic noticeable in the game 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 fuse timer set correctly, even misses will damage enemy planes, as the shock wave radius gets close to 100 m. So watch out when using them against ''ground units'' as there is a good chance you will likely just kill yourself in the process., Keeping over 100 m safety distance is strongly advised!
  
The rockets are an interesting piece of equipment. Developed from the 210 Nebelwerfer artillery system, they were originally used to break up B-17E formations by forcing the US pilots to evade them. This was rather done to safely get closer to now separate lone bombers then actually use the rockets to kill them. The BR.21 has the same shell drop as the [[MK 108 (30 mm)|MK 108]] 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 Fw 190, then prepare for some misses. Like the "Sledgehammer" Mk 108, the accuracy is woeful, not made better by the low velocity. This is a characteristic noticeable in game 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 fuse timer set correctly, even misses will damage enemy planes, as the shock wave radius gets close to 100 m. So watch out when using them against ''ground units''. You will most likely just kill yourself, ''over 100 m safety distance is strongly advised!!!''
 
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
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! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
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| 632 || 612 || 10,300 || 23.0 || 23.4 || 8.7 || 10.7 || 450
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| 636 || 615 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 22.7 || 23.6 || 10.8 || 10.8 || 450
 
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|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
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|-
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,300 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,300 m)
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
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! AB
 
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! RB
 
! RB
 
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|687||660|| 10,300 ||20.3||21.5||18.2||14.1|| 450
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| 687 || 660 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 20.3 || 21.5 || 18.2 || 14.1 || 450
 
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! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
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! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps
! Take-off flap
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! Take-off flaps
! Landing flap
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! Landing flaps
 
! Air brakes
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
 
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
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! -
 
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| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || N/A || ~14 || ~7
 
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| 1,500 m || 1,604 hp || 1,822 hp  
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! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| 5,900 m || 1,444 hp || 1,640 hp  
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! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
 
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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* 3 mm Steel - Fore engine cowling
 
* 3 mm Steel - Fore engine cowling
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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{{main|MG 151/20 (20 mm)|MG FF/M (20 mm)|MG 17 (7.92 mm)}}
 
{{main|MG 151/20 (20 mm)|MG FF/M (20 mm)|MG 17 (7.92 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
  
* 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, wing-mounted (250 RPG = 500 total)
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* 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, wing-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
* 2 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannon, wing-mounted (90 RPG = 180 total)
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* 2 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannons, wing-mounted (90 rpg = 180 total)
* 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun, nose-mounted (RPG rpg = 900 total)
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* 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns, nose-mounted (900 rpg = 1,800 total)
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
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{{main|Wfr.Gr.21}}
 
{{main|Wfr.Gr.21}}
  
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can externally mount the following ordinance:
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
  
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* Without load
 
* 2 x 210 mm Wfr.Gr.21 rockets
 
* 2 x 210 mm Wfr.Gr.21 rockets
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=== Defensive armament ===
 
''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available remove this subsection.''
 
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== Usage in the battles ==
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== Usage in battles ==
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The Fw 190 A-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 badly. 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.
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The Fw 190 A-5, 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 badly. 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 [[Spitfire_(Disambiguation)|Spitfires]] and [[La-5FN|La-5]]s, but you need at a decent altitude to gain your top speed, so do not be too 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.
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In the defensive, you can often just dive away from planes, such as [[Spitfire (Family)|Spitfires]] and [[La-5FN|La-5]]s, but you need to be at a decent altitude to gain your top speed, so do not be too 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.
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In a dive, due to its short wings, the Fw 190 can pull some ''stunts'' to either lose the hunter or even make him lose his own wings! This is a favourable strategy against La-5s, [[Yak-9T|Yak]]s & [[Spitfire (Family)|Spitfires]] who have, due to their low wing loading (and partly wooden wings for the Russians), less resistance against high G manoeuvres. 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.
  
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, [[Yak-9T|Yak]]s & [[Spitfire_(Disambiguation)|Spitfires]] who have, due their low wing loading (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.
 
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
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! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
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! Oil
 
! Oil
 
! Water
 
! Water
! Type  
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>Auto control available || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Combined || rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>2 gears || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
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===Modules===
 
===Modules===
 
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Flight performance
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! Survivability
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! Weaponry
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| I
 
| I
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| Fuselage repair
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| Radiator
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| Offensive 7 mm
 
| Offensive 7 mm
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| II
 
| II
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| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
| New 7 mm MGs, R6 Modification
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| New 7 mm MGs
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| R6 modification
 
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| III
 
| III
| Wing Repair, Engine
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| Wings repair
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| Engine
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| Offensive 20 mm
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| Offensive 20 mm
 
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| IV
 
| IV
| Engine Injection
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| Engine injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
| New 20 mm Cannons, New 20 mm Cannons
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| New 20 mm cannons
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| New 20 mm cannons
 
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
* Excellent firepower  
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* Excellent firepower
 
* Excellent roll rate
 
* Excellent roll rate
 
* Very good bomber hunter
 
* Very good bomber hunter
* Well armored from the front
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* Anti-bomber rockets can obliterate enemy bombers and large aircraft when used correctly
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* Rockets can destroy medium tanks in RB
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* Well armoured from the front
 
* Great at Boom & Zoom
 
* Great at Boom & Zoom
 
* Lots of 20 mm ammo
 
* Lots of 20 mm ammo
* Performs very well in dives  
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* Performs very well in dives
 
* Decent climb rate when upgraded
 
* Decent climb rate when upgraded
* Features the most unlockable camouflage available from the entire German Tech tree
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* Features the highest amount of unlockable camouflage available in the German tech tree
* [[Simulator_Battles|Simulator]]: Good ''instantaneous'' turn
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* [[Simulator Battles|Simulator]]: Good ''instantaneous'' turn
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* Engine overheats fast  
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* Engine overheats fast
* Weak climb rate stock  
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* Slow climb rate stock
 
* Slight engine damage will severely reduce performance
 
* Slight engine damage will severely reduce performance
* Not much defensive possibilities (only dive and scissors)
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* Not much defensive flying possibilities (only dive and scissors)
* Loses power above 5000 m steadily
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* Loses power above 5000 m steadily, not good at high altitude
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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=== In-game description ===
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A single-seat all-metal cantilever monoplane with a low wing.
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An aircraft designed by the Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau GmbH design office under the direction of Kurt Tank. The designers intended to build a new easy-to-operate fighter with powerful weaponry and a durable structure. In contrast to the Bf.109, which sacrificed speed for operational qualities, the FW.190 was to become the Luftwaffe's "cavalry horse".
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The first prototype FW.190V1 took its maiden flight on 1 June 1939. The aircraft went into series production in June 1941 and appeared on the Western Front in August.
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In November 1942, the FW.190A-5 variation went into series production. This model differed from the A-4 series in that the forward section of its fuselage had been slightly enlarged. This measure significantly improved the fighter's responsiveness. The aircraft's design and equipment had changed slightly in other respects as well. It had been equipped with a new horizon indicator and an advanced oxygen system. The FuG25 identification friend or foe (IFF) repeater had become a standard part of the aircraft's radio equipment.
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The FW.190A-5 was powered by the 1,800 hp 14-cylinder twin-row air-cooled Bayerische Motoren Werke BMW801D radial engine with a double-speed supercharger and a direct fuel injection system.
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In the standard fighter variation, the FW.190A-5's guns consisted of two 7.92 mm synchronized Rheinmetall-Borsig MG17 machine guns in the fuselage above the engine with 1,000 rounds each and two 20 mm synchronized Mauser MG151/20 cannons in the wing root with 250 shells each. It was sometimes equipped with two 20 mm Ikaria/Oerlikon MG FF cannons with 90 shells each, mounted on the wing panels outside the propeller's radius.
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An entire range of extra Umbausatze conversion kits were developed for the FW.190A-5, which were both built in series and used for the experimental development of various types of new equipment. The FW.190A-5/U14 variation was a torpedo-armed fighter capable of carrying the LT F5b torpedo. The FW.190A-5/U15 was tested with the planned Blohm und Voss BV246 bomb, and another variation, the FW.190A-5/R6, was tested with 280 mm W.Gr.28 rockets.
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In total, assembly lines produced 1,752 FW.190A-5s between November 1942 and June 1943.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== Read also ==
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== See also ==
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''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
  
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
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* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  
 
{{Germany fighters}}
 
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Latest revision as of 11:10, 30 July 2019

Fw 190 A-5
fw-190a-5_cannons.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.3/4.7/5.3BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
6.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
BMW 801 D2Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
912 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannonWeapon 1
180 roundsAmmunition
560 shots/minFire rate
2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 2
500 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gunWeapon 3
1 800 roundsAmmunition
1 151 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x Wfr.Gr.21 rocketsSetup 1
Economy
36 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
140 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 430 / 5 688/4 350 / 5 585/1 700 / 2 182Repair
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This page is about the German fighter Fw 190 A-5. For other uses, see Fw 190 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Fw190A5.jpg


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). This fighter was introduced in Update 1.35.

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

190s 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 Fw 190 F-8 instead.

Rocking four 20 mm cannons, an armoured radial engine, armoured fuel tanks, and sometimes two artillery rockets, this aircraft is far from shy in the role of giving and taking. Anything at 12 o'clock is soon to be dead. The wing root mounted cannons should be additionally placed on a separate key for head-on attacks. The outer-wing guns would only miss on distances of 800-1,000 m (~0.7 miles). This also helps for tricky shots due to the fact that the second pair of 20 mm cannons only have 90 shots each, instead of the whopping 250 of the inner ones.

The rockets are an interesting piece of equipment. Developed from the 210 Nebelwerfer artillery system, they were originally used to break up B-17E formations by forcing the US pilots to evade them. The main goal of the rockets was not to destroy the bombers, instead, this tactic meant to separate the scattering bombers allowing the attacking aircraft the ability to safely get closer to their targets without the crossfire of coverage. The BR.21 has the same shell drop as the MK 108 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 Fw 190, then prepare for some misses. Like the "Sledgehammer" Mk 108, the accuracy is woeful and is not made better by its low velocity. This is a characteristic noticeable in the game 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 fuse timer set correctly, even misses will damage enemy planes, as the shock wave radius gets close to 100 m. So watch out when using them against ground units as there is a good chance you will likely just kill yourself in the process., Keeping over 100 m safety distance is strongly advised!

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 6,300 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
636 615 22.7 23.6 10.8 10.8 450
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,300 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
687 660 20.3 21.5 18.2 14.1 450

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
N/A ~14 ~7
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 420 < 240 < 550 > 280
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
700 m 1,498 hp 1,685 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,300 m 1,301 hp 1,463 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 3 mm Steel - Fore engine cowling
  • 5 mm Steel - Secondary engine cowling
  • 6 mm Steel - Lower engine plate
  • 8 mm Steel - Lower cockpit/fuel tank plate
  • 5 mm Steel - Rear fuel tank plate
  • 6 mm Steel - Pilot seat back (first plate)
  • 8 mm Steel - Pilot seat back (second plate)
  • 12 mm Steel - Headrest
  • 57 mm Bulletproof glass

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Fw 190 A-5 is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, wing-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG FF/M cannons, wing-mounted (90 rpg = 180 total)
  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns, nose-mounted (900 rpg = 1,800 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: Wfr.Gr.21

The Fw 190 A-5 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 210 mm Wfr.Gr.21 rockets

Usage in battles

The Fw 190 A-5, 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 badly. 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 to be at a decent altitude to gain your top speed, so do not be too 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, due to its short wings, the Fw 190 can pull some stunts to either lose the hunter or even make him lose his own wings! This is a favourable strategy against La-5s, Yaks & Spitfires who have, due to their low wing loading (and partly wooden wings for the Russians), less resistance against high G manoeuvres. 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.

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs R6 modification
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent firepower
  • Excellent roll rate
  • Very good bomber hunter
  • Anti-bomber rockets can obliterate enemy bombers and large aircraft when used correctly
  • Rockets can destroy medium tanks in RB
  • Well armoured from the front
  • Great at Boom & Zoom
  • Lots of 20 mm ammo
  • Performs very well in dives
  • Decent climb rate when upgraded
  • Features the highest amount of unlockable camouflage available in the German tech tree
  • Simulator: Good instantaneous turn

Cons:

  • Engine overheats fast
  • Slow climb rate stock
  • Slight engine damage will severely reduce performance
  • Not much defensive flying possibilities (only dive and scissors)
  • Loses power above 5000 m steadily, not good at high altitude

History

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In-game description

A single-seat all-metal cantilever monoplane with a low wing.

An aircraft designed by the Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau GmbH design office under the direction of Kurt Tank. The designers intended to build a new easy-to-operate fighter with powerful weaponry and a durable structure. In contrast to the Bf.109, which sacrificed speed for operational qualities, the FW.190 was to become the Luftwaffe's "cavalry horse".

The first prototype FW.190V1 took its maiden flight on 1 June 1939. The aircraft went into series production in June 1941 and appeared on the Western Front in August.

In November 1942, the FW.190A-5 variation went into series production. This model differed from the A-4 series in that the forward section of its fuselage had been slightly enlarged. This measure significantly improved the fighter's responsiveness. The aircraft's design and equipment had changed slightly in other respects as well. It had been equipped with a new horizon indicator and an advanced oxygen system. The FuG25 identification friend or foe (IFF) repeater had become a standard part of the aircraft's radio equipment.

The FW.190A-5 was powered by the 1,800 hp 14-cylinder twin-row air-cooled Bayerische Motoren Werke BMW801D radial engine with a double-speed supercharger and a direct fuel injection system.

In the standard fighter variation, the FW.190A-5's guns consisted of two 7.92 mm synchronized Rheinmetall-Borsig MG17 machine guns in the fuselage above the engine with 1,000 rounds each and two 20 mm synchronized Mauser MG151/20 cannons in the wing root with 250 shells each. It was sometimes equipped with two 20 mm Ikaria/Oerlikon MG FF cannons with 90 shells each, mounted on the wing panels outside the propeller's radius.

An entire range of extra Umbausatze conversion kits were developed for the FW.190A-5, which were both built in series and used for the experimental development of various types of new equipment. The FW.190A-5/U14 variation was a torpedo-armed fighter capable of carrying the LT F5b torpedo. The FW.190A-5/U15 was tested with the planned Blohm und Voss BV246 bomb, and another variation, the FW.190A-5/R6, was tested with 280 mm W.Gr.28 rockets.

In total, assembly lines produced 1,752 FW.190A-5s between November 1942 and June 1943.

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See also

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