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* Amazing roll rate, as to be expected of the Fw 190 line
* Amazing roll rate, as to be expected of the Fw 190 line
* Great energy retention
* Great energy retention
* Gets an interceptor airspawn
* Massive pool of cannon ammunition
* Massive pool of cannon ammunition
* Well armored frontal profile
* Well armored frontal profile

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Fw 190 A-8
General characteristics
1 personCrew
5.0 tTake-off weight
6.57 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10 300 mCeiling
BMW 801 TUEngine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
912 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
780 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gunWeapon 2
800 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x Wfr.Gr.21 rocketsSetup 1
54 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
180 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png7 200 / 9 158/11 800 / 15 009/3 250 / 4 134Repair
52 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
180 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
166 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
380 % Sl icon.png380 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the German fighter Fw 190 A-8. For other uses, see Fw 190 (Family).


GarageImage Fw 190 A-8.jpg

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

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


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
860 860 N/A ~19 ~19
Optimal velocities
< 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


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
Not Controllable Auto/Controllable Not controllable Controllable Combined Not controllable Not controllable


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


  • Amazing roll rate, as to be expected of the Fw 190 line
  • Great energy retention
  • Gets an interceptor airspawn
  • Massive pool of cannon ammunition
  • Well armored frontal profile
  • Powerful MG 151/20 with access to Minengeschoss dense belts
  • MG FF/M's found on previous Fw 190 variants replaced with MG 151/20


  • Poor pitch/turn rate without combat flap angle makes dog fighting very risky, but not impossible
  • Elevator response and pitch rate very slow at low-medium speeds
  • Outboard wing 20 mm cannon loaded with 140rd belts, while inboard/wing root mounted cannon fed from 250rd belts
  • Maneuverability at speeds below 350 km/h
  • Generally outclassed by other Fw 190 when engaging in turn fights
  • Mediocre climb rate for its battle rating and as Fw 190's go


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See also

External links

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  • other literature.

Germany fighters
He 51  He 51 A-1 · He 51 B-1 · He 51 B-2/H · He 51 C-1 · He 51 C-1/L
He 100  He 100 D-1
He 112  He 112 A-0 · He 112 B-0 · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · He 112 V-5
Bf 109 (Jumo)  Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 B-1
Bf 109 (DB-601)  Bf 109 E-1 · Bf 109 E-3 · Bf 109 E-4 · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 F-1 · Bf 109 F-2 · Bf 109 F-4 · Bf 109 F-4/trop
Bf 109 (DB-605)  Bf 109 G-2/trop · Bf 109 G-2 · Bf 109 G-6 · Bf 109 G-10 · Bf 109 G-14 · Bf 109 K-4
Fw 190 (early)  Fw 190 A-1 · Fw 190 A-4 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5/U2 · Fw 190 A-8 · Fw 190 C
Fw 190 (late)  Fw 190 D-9 · Fw 190 D-12 · Fw 190 D-13 · Fw 190 F-8
Ta 152  Ta 152 C-3 · Ta 152 H-1
USA  ▀P-47D
USSR  ▀La-5FN · ▀Yak-1B
Britain  ▀Tempest Mk V
Italy  ▀CR.42 · ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀G.50 serie 2 · ▀G.50 AS serie 7 · ▀C.200 serie 3 · ▀C.200 serie 7 · ▀C.202
Finland  ▀Hawk H-75A-2