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FW-190 F-9 Munich, Germany 1945
General Background
In 1937 the Me-109 was an excellent aircraft but the Reich Air Ministry wanted a new advanced fighter that could out perform any future foreign designs. Kurt Tank’s Focke-Wulf Fw-190 Würger (Butcher Bird) won the design competition by using an air-cooled radial engine. When the Fw-190 entered combat in the summer of 1941 it already was Germany’s premiere piston-powered WWII fighter. Over 20,000 of all variants of the Fw-190 were built with 13,291 of these being of the 9 different “A” variants.
The Aircraft
Schlachtgeschwader 1 (SchlG 1) was formed on January 13, 1942 as a ground-attack unit. In 1943 the Schlachtgeschwader 1 was renamed SG 1. In April, 1943 SG. 1 converted to the Fw- 190A-5 but it wasn't until late 1944, early 1945 that the Fw-190F-9 was put into action. At this point in time there were critical shortages of material so wood was being used for some parts such as tails, flaps and ailerons. The green Tech Chevron markings suggest this aircraft belonged to the Technical Officer for II/SG1 at München-Neubiberg, a major location for aircraft supply to Italy during the war.
Specifications :
Role: Single Seat Specialized Ground Attack Variant
First Battlefield Availability: March 1944
Users: German Luftwaffe and RHAF (Royal Hungarian Air Force)
Engine: 1 x 1,700 hp (1268 kw) BMW 801D-2 14 cylinder air-cooled radial engine Or
1 x 2,100 hp (1566 kw) with MW-50 methanol/water injection in emergency situations.
Maximum Speed: 408 mph (653 km/h) with boost on
Initial Climb Rate: 2,350 ft (720 m) per minute
Service Ceiling: 37,400 ft (11410 m)
Range Using Internal Tanks Only: 560 miles (900 km)
Empty: 7,055 lbs (3200 kg)
Maximum Take-Off: 10,800 lbs (4900 kg)
Wing Span: 34 ft 5.5 in (10.50 m)
Length: 33 ft 5.5 in (10.2 m)
Height: 11 ft 0 in (3.35 m)
Wing Area: 196.99 sq ft (18.30 sq m)
Armament: (2) 13 mm (0.51 in) MG 131 machine guns above the engine
(2) 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon in the wing roots
(2) MG 151/20 or MK 108 cannon in outer wings
Plus (1) 3,968 lbs (1800 kg) centerline bomb Or
1,102 lbs (500 kg) SC500 centerline bomb And
(2) 551 lbs (250 kg) bombs on wing racks