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Focke-Wulf Fw-190F

Fighter, Fighter-Bomber,
Close Support Attack Fighter
Arado, Dornier


The Fw 190F configuration was originally tested in a Fw 190 A-0/U4, starting in May 1942, fitted with centre-line and wing-mounted bomb racks.
Renamed A-4/U3s of which 18 were built
Renamed A-5/U3s, of which 270 were built according to Focke-Wulf production logs and Ministry of Aviation acceptance reports.
Developed under the designation Fw 190 A-5/U17, which was outfitted with a centreline mounted ETC 501 bomb rack. The Fw 190 F-3/R1 it had two additional ETC 50 bomb racks under each wing. The F-3 could carry a 66-Imp gal (300 liter) drop tank. A total of 432 Fw 190 F-3s were built.
Designations used for projects.
Based on the A-8 Fighter, having a slightly modified injector on the compressor which allowed for increased performance at lower altitudes for several minutes. Armament of the Fw 190 F-8 was two 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon in the wing roots and two 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131 machine guns above the engine. It was outfited with an ETC 501 Bomb rack as centerline mount and four ETC 50 bomb racks as underwing mounts.
Long range JaBo, fitted with underwing V.Mtt-Schloß shackles to hold two of the Luftwaffe's standardized 300 L (80 US gal) drop tanks. ETC 503 bomb racks were also fitted, allowing the Fw 190 F-8/U1 to carry one SC 250 bomb under each wing and one SC 250 bomb on the centreline.
Prototype torpedo bomber, fitted with an ETC 503 bomb rack under each wing and a centre-line mounted ETC 504. The U2 was also equipped with the TSA 2 A weapons sighting system that improved the U2's ability to attack seaborne targets with a 700 kg
BT 700.
Heavy torpedo bomber was outfitted with an ETC 502, which allowed it to carry one BT-1400 heavy torpedo (1,400 kg (3,100 lb)). Owing to the size of the torpedo, the U3's tail gear needed to be lengthened. The U3 also was fitted with the 2,000 PS BMW 801S engine, and the tail from the Ta 152.
Created as a night bomber, was equipped with flame dampers on the exhaust and various electrical systems such as the FuG 101 radio altimeter, the PKS 12 automatic pilot, and the TSA 2 A sighting system. The U4 was fitted with only two MG 151/20 cannon as fixed armament.
Project with two underwing mounted 30mm MK 103 cannon.
Based on the Fw 190 A-9, equipped with a new bulged canopy as fitted to late-build F-8s and A-8s, and four ETC 50 or ETC 70 bomb racks under the wings. According to Ministry of Aviation acceptance reports, 147 F-9s were built in January 1945, and perhaps several hundred more from February to May 1945. (Data for these months is missing and probably lost.)

DIMENSIONS (Fw-190F-8 variant)
3325 kg
4400 kg
4920 kg
8.95 m
10.51 m
18.30 m²
3.95 m
241 kg/m²

ARMAMENT (Fw-190F-8 variant)
2 × 20 mm MG 151/20 E cannon (1)
2 x 250
2 × 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131 (2)
2 x 475
Up to 1000 kg, generally consisting of: 1 × 500 kg (SC-500) bomb centerline, 2 × 250 kg bombs or
8 × 50 kg (SC-50) bombs under wings

(1) synchronized in the wing roots, (2) synchronized in upper nose

POWERPLANT (Fw-190F-8 variant)
1 × BMW 801 D-2
air-cooled 14-cylinder-radial, 41.8 L
1700-2100 hp *
384-475 hp / ton **
524 L plus provision for 115 L of auxiliary fuel in a rear-fuselage tank (internal)
+ 900 L total, consisting of 3 × 300 L droptanks (external)

(*) with MW50 boost, (**) with loaded weight

PERFORMANCES (Fw-190F-8 variant)
656 km/h at 5920 m
480 km/h at 1999 m
? km/h
10601 m
15 m/s
750 km typical

(*) vitesse de décrochage







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