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To make things worse, the Condor is rather underpowered, despite having four engines. It is outrun by biplane fighters and has a very poor climb rate. The defensive armament is also very poor, consisting of only 7.92 mm machine guns with blind spots in the coverage. If caught by enemy fighters, it has virtually no chance of survival.
 
To make things worse, the Condor is rather underpowered, despite having four engines. It is outrun by biplane fighters and has a very poor climb rate. The defensive armament is also very poor, consisting of only 7.92 mm machine guns with blind spots in the coverage. If caught by enemy fighters, it has virtually no chance of survival.
  
The one redeeming factor of the Condor is its massive payload of 3,000 kg bombs. It is one of the heaviest bomb loads carried by any non-premium German bomber, except for the Dornier Do 217 series and the He 177. If the Condor can penetrate enemy air defences, it is capable of inflicting massive damage to bases.
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The one redeeming factor of the Condor is its massive payload of 3,000 kg bombs. It is one of the heaviest bomb loads carried by any non-premium German bomber, except for the Dornier Do 217 series, the Messerschmitt Me 264, and the He 177. If the Condor can penetrate enemy air defences, it is capable of inflicting massive damage to bases.
  
 
=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
=== Manual Engine Control ===

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Fw 200 C-1
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Description

The Fw 200 C-1 is a rank II German bomber with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB), 2.3 (RB), and 3.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.47 "Big Guns".

The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 C-1 is a long-range maritime patrol bomber. It is optimised for bombing stationary targets, such as bases and pillboxes, from medium to high altitudes.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 500 m378 km/h
Turn time30 s
Max altitude6 000 m
Engine4 х BMW 132H
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight23 t

The Condor handles, as all long range bombers, like a flying brick. Its turns are cumbersome and it is best to climb gradually, slowly gathering speed. Once at an altitude of 4,000-5,000 metres it is best to fly straight and level to the target. Always keep a significant distance between yourself and any enemies. If you miss a base always fly for a short distance before turning to have another go, as the large turning circle could cause you to miss again. Once you have expended all your bombs, reduce throttle to 0% and gradually descend towards your base. Keep an eye on your speed so you don't rip your wings off. Despite its size the Condor is surprisingly easy to land, but make sure you aren't going too fast and you have enough runway.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 1,500 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 363 350 6000 30.7 31.3 1.7 1.7 700
Upgraded 396 378 29.3 30 6.9 4.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
450 200 333 311 200 ~2 ~2
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 260 < 230 < 260 > 290

Survivability and armour

Crew6 people
Speed of destruction
Structural450 km/h
Gear200 km/h
  • 8 mm steel - pilots seat
  • Fuel tanks located between wing root and out-most engine, as well as taking up most of the fuselage

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 390 → 1 738 Sl icon.png
RB3 860 → 4 828 Sl icon.png
SB3 380 → 4 228 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications10 320 Rp icon.png
23 700 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost750 Ge icon.png
Crew training11 000 Sl icon.png
Experts38 000 Sl icon.png
Aces250 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 270 / 270 % Sl icon.png
124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 000 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 000 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 500 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 500 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
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ITC PVC/II
Research:
690 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods ammo.png
mg_turret_belt_pack
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 800 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
ITC PVC/III
Research:
870 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 000 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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mg15_turret_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
2 500 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png

First, obtain the bomb upgrade (ITC PVC/II). This will allow the installation of 6 x 500 kg bombs, the best payload for base bombing, since it allows the destruction of two bases in one pass. There will be no need to hurry with the second upgrade. The 2 x 1000 kg + 2 x 500 kg loadout is only ideal for taking out airfields or carriers. Flight performance upgrades come next in the priority list, as the aircraft is heavy and slow. The ammo belts are of a lesser priority, since the upgraded belts don't make a considerable difference.

Armaments

Suspended armament

Number of setups5
List of setups
Setup 16 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 26 x 500 kg SC500K bomb
Setup 32 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
Setup 42 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
4 x 250 kg SC250JA bomb
Setup 52 x 1000 kg SC1000L2 bomb
2 x 500 kg SC500K bomb

The Fw 200 C-1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 6 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 6 x 500 kg SC500K bombs (3,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs + 4 x 250 kg SC250JA bombs (3,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 1,000 kg SC1000L2 bombs + 2 x 500 kg SC500K bombs (3,000 kg total)

Defensive armament

2 х Turret7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
Ammunition1125 rounds
Fire rate1050 shots/min
Turret7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
Ammunition2250 rounds
Fire rate1050 shots/min
Turret7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun
Ammunition1500 rounds
Fire rate1050 shots/min
Main article: MG 15 (7.92 mm)

The Fw 200 C-1 is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, nose turret (2,250 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, chin turret (1,500 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, dorsal turret (1,125 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.92 mm MG 15 machine gun, ventral turret (1,125 rpg)

Usage in battles

The graceful looks of the Condor belie a very vulnerable and slow aircraft. Essentially a converted civilian airliner, the Condor has a very weak airframe and large fuel tanks scattered throughout the aircraft, making it vulnerable to even rifle-calibre bullets.

To make things worse, the Condor is rather underpowered, despite having four engines. It is outrun by biplane fighters and has a very poor climb rate. The defensive armament is also very poor, consisting of only 7.92 mm machine guns with blind spots in the coverage. If caught by enemy fighters, it has virtually no chance of survival.

The one redeeming factor of the Condor is its massive payload of 3,000 kg bombs. It is one of the heaviest bomb loads carried by any non-premium German bomber, except for the Dornier Do 217 series, the Messerschmitt Me 264, and the He 177. If the Condor can penetrate enemy air defences, it is capable of inflicting massive damage to bases.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Auto controlled

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very nice payloads
  • Incredible fuel tank
  • Can easily absorb 7.92 mm bullets
  • Can, with the fuselage upgrade, withstand possibly multiple internal fires in the fuel tanks, although it isn't a guarantee.

Cons:

  • Very slow
  • Useless defensive armaments
  • Really low acceleration
  • The engines overheat really fast
  • Engines catch fire in just a few shots
  • Really low max speed, so the plane cannot perform dive bombing (if attempted)

History

The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor is best remembered as a long-range reconnaissance aircraft that searched for Allied convoys over the North Atlantic during World War II. Its mission was to either attack the convoys directly with bombs or communicate their location to the packs of German U-boats below. The Condor started as a transatlantic airliner that first flew in July of 1937. By September of 1939, over 250 Condors had entered military service. The Condor spawned many sub-variants that included different armament, radar, missile carriage and guidance systems, and transport. A handful of these aircraft were used for VIP transports.

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See also

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Focke-Wulf Aircraft Corporation (Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau Aktiengesellschaft)
Fighters  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 D-9 · Fw 190 D-12 · Fw 190 D-13 · Fw 190 F-8
Tank Fighters  Ta 152 C-3* · Ta 152 H-1* · Ta 154 A-1*
Bombers  Fw 189 A-1 · Fw 200 C-1
Export  ▅Fw 190 A-5
Captured  ▃Fw 190 A-8 · ▂Fw 190 D-9 · NC.900
  * In 1944, the Germany Air Ministry changed new fighter aircraft designation to that of the chief designer. Kurt Tank was the chief designer at Focke-Wulf and later aircraft he designed were given the prefix of Ta.

Germany bombers
Arado  Ar 196 A-3
Blohm & Voss  BV 238
Dornier  Do 17 E-1 · Do 17 Z-2 · Do 217 E-2 · Do 217 E-4 · Do 217 K-1 · Do 217 M-1
Focke-Wulf  Fw 189 A-1 · Fw 200 C-1
Henschel  Hs 123 A-1
Heinkel  He 111 H-3 · He 111 H-6 · He 111 H-16 · He 177 A-5
Junkers  Ju 87 B-2 · Ju 87 R-2 · Ju 87 D-3 · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 88 A-1 · Ju 88 A-4 · Ju 188 A-2 · Ju 288 C
Messerschmitt  Me 264
Savoia-Marchetti  ▀S.M.79 serie 1 · ▀S.M.79 B · ▀S.M.79 serie 4 · ▀S.M.79 serie 8
  ▀S.M.79 AS · ▀S.M.79 bis/N · ▀S.M.79 bis/T.M
Trophies  ▀Wellington Mk Ic