Fw 190 A-8

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Fw 190 A-8
fw-190a-8.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.0/5.0/5.3BR
1 personCrew
3.6 tEmpty weight
5.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 300 mCeiling
sec22.6/22.6/20.6Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
BMW 801 TUEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
912 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
780 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 х 13 mm MG 131 machine gunWeapon 2
800 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х Wfr.Gr.21 rocketsSetup 1
Economy
54 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
180 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png8 320 / 10 583/8 980 / 11 422/3 080 / 3 917Repair
52 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
180 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.66 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the German fighter Fw 190 A-8. For other uses, see Fw 190 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Fw 190 F-8.jpg


The Fw 190 A-8 is a rank IV German fighter with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB) and 5.0 (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

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 5,400 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
617 600 10 300 24.8 25.3 9.3 11.6 450
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,400 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
689 652 10 300 21.2 22.8 23.4 14.1 450

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
+ -
860 860 N/A ~19 ~19
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 420 < 510 < 510 > 280
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,500 m 1,602 hp 1,954 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,900 m 1,478 hp 1,804 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 6 mm Steel - Fore cowl ring
  • 10 mm Steel - Cowl ring
  • 6 mm Steel - Under engine armour
  • 8 mm Steel - Under cockpit/fuel tank armour plate
  • 5 mm Steel - Rear fuel tank armour
  • 8 mm Steel - Pilot's chair armour
  • 6 mm Steel - Pilot's chair armour
  • 12 mm Steel - Headrest armour
  • 57 mm Bulletproof glass

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Fw 190 A-8 is armed with the following:

  • 4 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, wing-mounted (250 + 140 rpg each wing = 780 total)
  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, nose-mounted (400 rpg = 800 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: Wfr.Gr.21

Payload options for the Fw 190 A-8 include:

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

Usage in battles

The Fw-190 A-8 possesses far below average speed, acceleration and climb ability for its rank. It does, however, have great high-speed control and a wicked armament that will shred any fighter almost instantly. It is recommended that you climb to the side and let your teammates engage first so you can put your excellent BnZ ability to work. If you spot a bandit co-alt, a head-on attack followed by an evasive manoeuvre and then extending away to repeat the processes is a recommended tactic. If a bandit has superior E and is pressing an attack against you, try to drag them to friendlies, but don't sacrifice too much E to do so. If you are skilled enough, another tactic would be to initiate a scissors manoeuver; either rolling or flat, and then break away when he goes to yo-yo to control his overshoot. The scissors is a highly effective maneuver in the 190 A-8. If you are ballsy enough to press for a gun solution when scissoring an enemy, you could be greatly rewarded. In summary, climb to the side, BnZ like a champ, never get in a sustained turn fight, and use your rate of roll to free yourself when cornered.

The premium Fw 190 A-8 sits at a high battle rating, close to the Spitfire LF Mk. IX and La-7B-20, both of which are vastly superior planes overall. It frequently faces Tempests, Fw 190 A-5, Bf 109 G-10 variants, Griffon Spitfires and F4U-1C's. Unfortunately, the A-8 is by large worse than all of these planes, but it still possesses some unique advantages and if piloted correctly is going to give anyone trouble. However, these advantages are quite predictable and easily nullified by an attentive opponent.

Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 13 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 13 mm MGs
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm Cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Amazing roll rate, as to be expected of the Fw 190 line
  • Great energy retention
  • Massive ammo pool
  • Well armoured from the front
  • Powerful MG 151's with access to the dreaded Minengeschoss round
  • underwhelming MG FF/M's of the previous models replaced by another pair of MG 151's

Cons:

  • Poor turn rate with no combat flaps effectively gets rid of any chance of Dogfighting
  • Elevator has low responsibility & effect on low-medium speeds
  • Extra 20 mm cannons are mounted on the wings, therefore, is inaccurate
  • Maneuverability at low speeds is poor
  • Generally outclassed by other 190 models when it comes to air to air combat
  • Mediocre climb rate for a 190

History

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Media

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See also

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


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