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FW 190A-4 W. Nr. 634, JGr. Ost, flown by Major Hermann Graf, Kommodore JGr. Ost, France 1943
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
Hermann Graf was a German Ace in WWII with 212 victories. Graf also was the first person ever to score 200 kills. Graf recorded his first victory on August 4, 1941 during “Operation Barbarossa”. He flew 830 missions and 202 of his 212 victories were scored on the Eastern Front. Six of his 10 victories accumulated on the Western Front were against four-engine bombers. Graf spent the summer of 1943 as commander of the Erganzungjagdgruppen (operational training unit) in France where he flew his colorful Fw-190A-4 W Nr 634.
Specifications :
Dimensions: Wingspan – 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in)
Wing Area – 18.3 m (197 sq ft)
  Length – 8.96 m (29 ft 5 in)
  Height – 3.96 m (13 ft)
Weight: Empty – 3,470 kg (7,650 lb)
  Maximum – 4,900 kg (10,800 lb)
Performance: Engine – BMW 801D 1,700 hp 14-cylinder radial engine
Maximum Speed – 657 kph (408 mph) (335 kts)
  Service Ceiling – 10,300 m (33,800 ft)
  Range – 800 km (500 mi) (435 nmi)
Armament: (2) 13 mm Machine Guns plus
  (4) 20 mm cannon or
  (2) 20 mm cannons plus
(2) 30 mm cannons