Fw 190 A-5/U12

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Fw 190 A-5/U12
fw-190a-5.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.7/4.7/6.0BR
1 personCrew
3.4 tEmpty weight
6.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 200 mCeiling
sec22.6/22.6/20.6Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
BMW 801 D2Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
912 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
500 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 х 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gunWeapon 2
1 800 roundsAmmunition
1 151 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 х 20 mm MG 151 cannon (secondary)Setup 1
Economy
50 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
190 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png6 720 / 8 500/6 273 / 7 935/1 800 / 2 277Repair
55 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
190 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
700 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.54 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Fw 190 A-5/U12. For other uses, see Fw 190 (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage Fw190A5U12.jpg


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.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
641 620 10,200 22.0 22.4 8.5 10.6 391
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 10,200  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.? 391

Details

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

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

Armaments

Offensive armament

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.

Suspended armament

Main article: MG 151/20 (20 mm)

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

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • External cannon pods negatively affect aerodynamics and weight.
  • Poor turning.

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