Fw 190 A-5/U12
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The Fw 190 A-5/U12 is a Rank III German fighter with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB) and 4.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai", splitting the Fw 190 A-5 into a folder with U12 and the U2.
The A-5/U12, similar to other FW 190's is an excellent climber and diver, while being a poor turner. The plane can maneuver vertically quite well, and can out-dive opponents. However, after about 600 km/h the controls tend to lock up, so care should be taken.
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|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
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Survivability and armour
- 3 mm Steel - Engine cowling
- 5 mm Steel - Engine cowling
- 6 mm Steel - Under engine plate
- 8 mm Steel - Under fuel tanks
- 5 mm Steel - Behind rear fuel tank
- 8 mm Steel - Seat plate
- 6 mm Steel - Seat plate
- 12 mm Steel - Headrest plate
- 57 mm Bulletproof glass
The Fw 190 A-5/U12 is armed with:
- 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons (250 = 500 total)
- 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns (900 = 1,800 total)
The two cannons are arranged with one mounted in each of the wings near the wing roots and the two machine guns mounted in the upper fuselage just in front of the pilot. The wing mounted cannons are armed with 250 rounds of ammunition each while the upper fuselage machine guns are armed with 900 rounds each.
The Fw 190 A-5/U12 can be outfitted with the following payloads:
- Without load
- 4 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons (500 rpg = 2,000 total)
The four cannons are arranged into two bundles of two mounted under each wing. If fired continuously with the aircraft mounted cannons, the gun pods will continue to fire longer.
Usage in the battles
At the beginning of a battle, it is preferable to climb slightly to the sides to ensure that you have the altitude advantage over the enemy without having to encounter them head on in a low energy climb state, while staying close enough to the engagement to intervene once they appear. It is important to note that, like all FW 190's, the turn rate of the A-5/U12 is abysmal compared to most other aircraft you will meet, so out-turning opponents should not be attempted. However, the short wings on the plane are do give it an advantage over similar craft at its BR in terms of strength, and can easily survive several magnitudes of G-force - which is one of the few options available to the A-5/U12 for defense. Vertical engagements and energy retention are a must.
Once researched, the plane gains the option to mount two dual 20 mm MG 151 gun pods; however, as expected, this add-on hampers climb rate and aerodynamics, and should be reserved for bomber hunting missions.
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Not controllable||Separate||Not ontrollable||Not controllable|
|I||Wing Repair, Radiator||Offensive 7 mm|
|II||Compressor||Airframe||New 7 mm MGs, R1 Modification|
|III||Engine||Offensive 20 mm|
|IV||Engine Repair||Cover||New 20 mm Cannons|
Pros and cons
- Powerful engine - great climber.
- Access to dual 20 mm MG 151 cannon pods - one on each wing.
- Resilient wings - great diver.
- Good accuracy.
- Good roll rate.
- External cannon pods negatively affect aerodynamics and weight.
- Poor turning.
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