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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
Sl icon.png4 990/8 600/4 180Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
290 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
166 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
270 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png250 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the French fighter NC.900. For the German version, see Fw 190 A-8. For other versions, see Fw 190 (Family).


GarageImage NC.900.jpg

The NC.900 is a gift rank III French fighter with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/SB) and 5.0 (RB). It was introduced during Update 1.75 "La Résistance" in the 2017 "Festive Quest" that took place from 22 December 2017 to 22 January 2018. It was obtained via collecting 13 pilot's Christmas toys.

The NC.900 is the identical, French version of the Fw 190 A-8 which features many of the same characteristics as the late Focke-Wulf Anton fighters.

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 5,500 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
622 601 10 300 24.2 25.3 10.2 10.2 450
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,500 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
687 652 10 300 21.4 22.8 19.5 14.1 450


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
900 ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities
< 420 < 240 < 550 > 280
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
700 m 1,498 hp 1,874 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,300 m 1,301 hp 1,628 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 57 mm Bulletproof glass in front of the cockpit.
  • 3-5 mm Steel plates in front of oil cooling system.
  • 6 mm Steel plate under the radial engine.
  • 12 mm Steel plate in pilot's headrest, and a 8 + 6 mm steel plates behind the pilot.
  • 8 mm Steel plate under the cockpit.
  • 5 mm Steel plate behind the fuel tank.


Offensive armament

The NC.900 is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, -mounted (140 rpg outer + 250 rpg inner = 780 total)
  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine guns, -mounted (400 rpg = 800 total)

The four cannons are arranged in bundles of two mounted in each wing. The two outer cannons have 110 less rounds compared to the two inner cannons and will run empty first. The two machine guns are mounted in the nose of the aircraft have the same amount of ammunition and will deplete at the same time if out of ammo.

Usage in battles

Flying the NC.900 tends to be very defensive and relies on neutralising an enemy's energy advantage and capitalising on the plane's advantages. Manoeuvres that work well include the Split-S, Chandelle and anything that requires a high rate of roll. One of these is to dive and roll in a single direction whilst applying rudder. This causes a very tight barrel roll that few aircraft can hope to gain a firing solution on. Another way to clear the NC.900's six is to pitch steeply up and roll over forcing an overshoot and potentially giving a firing solution. It's possible to dismember superior aircraft simply because of the roll rate and firepower this plane possesses. If skilled enough to press for a gun solution when scissoring an enemy, it could be greatly rewarded.

In summary, climb to the side, BnZ steadily, never get in a sustained turn fight, and use the roll rate to outgame the enemy when cornered.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Auto control available
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
2 gears
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 R6 modification
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Note: The aircraft comes with all modules fitted already.

Pros and cons


  • Great roll rate at all speeds.
  • Good energy retention (though somewhat poor compared to Spitfire LF Mk IX in the BnZ role).
  • Excellent high speed control.
  • Heavy armament, with plenty of ammunition.
  • Well armoured from the front, especially cockpit.
  • Small and rugged air-frame.
  • Has interceptor airspawn.


  • Poor acceleration at all altitudes.
  • Poor turn time and energy retention in turns.
  • Poor control at low speed.
  • Rate of climb is mediocre.
  • Bad at altitude performance.
  • Very bricky to fly in general.


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  • "Non-standard bicolor camouflage pattern", given to owners when 350,000 lights were on the tree during the event.
  • Close-up on unique tail marking.

See also

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Morane-Saulnier  M.S.405C1 · M.S.406C1 · M.S.410
Arsenal  V.G.33C-1
Bloch  M.B.157
Caudron  C.R.714
Twin-engine  Potez 630 · Potez 631 · S.O.8000 Narval
American  H-75A-1 · H-75A-4 · ▄F6F-5 Hellcat · ▄F6F-5N · ▄P-63C-5 Kingcobra · F4U-7 Corsair · ▄F8F-1B Bearcat · ▄F-86K
Other countries  ▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900