Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F and G-series.
Type: German Luftwaffe close support attack aircraft and fighter-bomber.
History:The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F as well as G (the E reconnaissance fighter and high altitude H models not being produced) had been short-nosed versions, developed from the Fw 190 A.
The Fw 190 F series’ main type, the F-8, had arrangement for underwing rocket projectiles. The two F and G models had been BMW801-powered, the second becoming mainly fighter-bombers in which gun armament was cut down allowing (on the G-1) a single 3,968 lb bomb, or on any other G models up to 2,205 lb of small-sized bombs, to be taken.
The Focke-Wulf G and F were replacement of the Ju 87 Stukas within the ground-support squadrons at the end of WW2.
The F models were close-support attack planes, a few receiving the Panzerblitz assortment of R4M rockets for tank-busting. There have been more than Forty additional specific armaments, and a few of the final models had armoured leading edges for ramming B-17 Fortress or B-24 Liberator bombers.
Overall Focke-Wulf 190 manufacturing, which ended in 1945, was around 19,500.
The Focke-Wulf 190 was the first fighter to provide the Luftwaffe a combat edge over the earlier Supermarine Spitfire fighters. Its general adaptability, too sophisticated to list here, had been classified by a number of equipments to evolve serial planes to various tasks, and the allocation of some Eighty trial numbers to individual development planes.
Users: Germany, Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary (for Fw 190 F and G).
Animated 3D model Focke-Wulf F-8
Specifications Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8
|Fw 190 F-8||Specification|
|Power plant||one 1,700 hp (2,100 hp boosted) BMW 801D-2 18-cylinder two-row radial engine|
|Wing span||34 ft 5.6 in (10.49 m)|
|Length overall||29 ft (8.84 m)|
|Height overall||13 ft (3.96 m)|
|Weight empty||7,055 lb (3,200 kg)|
|Weight loaded||10,800 lb (4,900 kg)|
|Maximum speed||408 mph with boost (653 km/hr)|
|Initial climb||2,350 ft/min (716 m/min)|
|Service ceiling||33,790 ft (10,300 m)|
|Range||560 miles (900 km)|
|Fw 190 F-8||Specification|
|above engine||2 x 13mm MG131 (930 rpm; velocity 2,461 ft/sec)|
|in wing roots||2 x 20mm MG151/20 (720 rpm; velocity 1,920 ft/sec)|
|in outer wings||2 x 20mm MG151/20 or 2 x 30mm MK108 (650 rpm; velocity 1,705 ft/sec)|
|External load||one 3,968 lb bomb on centreline (G-1) or one 551 lb bomb and four 110 lb bombs (up to 2,208 lb)|
|Production delivery||end of 1942 (F variant)|
|Final delivery||1945 (in France 1946)|
|Total production figure (all)||Total: 20,001 (6,634 F and G variants)|
|Accepted by Luftwaffe 1/39-12/44||16,724|
|Production 1942 (F and G variants)||68|
|Production 1943 (F and G variants)||1,183|
|Production 1944 (F and G variants)||4,279|
|Production 1945 (F and G variants)||1,104|
|Fw190's (all) in First Line Units 20.9.42||509|
|Fw190's (all) in First Line Units 31.12.42||580|
|Fw190's (all) in First Line Units 10.1.45||1,561|