How the FW 190 became a fighter-bomberJun 10, 2021
When the first Focke-Wulf 190s operated over the English Channel, the aircraft came as an unpleasant surprise to the RAF, outperforming the Spitfire Mark 5. The Luftwaffe had suddenly changed the nature of the fighting on the Western Front, while the RAF was able to counter the threat. Eventually, the Focke-Wulf Korea of the 190s was far from over, although a deadly
fighter, the aircraft soon
becamea natural ground attacker and eventually even replaced the famous Ju 87 Stuka dive
bomber. Today we will see how the Germans converted the
fighterinto a fighter-
bomber, but the first tests of excellence bombs were already carried out at the beginning of the 190 race, testing the capabilities of the plane with 50 bombs of 250 and 500 kilograms, especially the last one, The fight against the kilogram bomb is notable since the BF 109s are used as fighter-bombers.
Limited to a single 250 kilogram bomb at a time, early tests were promising, although some modifications had to be made to the aircraft, so the aircraft's role was expanded from a fighter to a fighter-bomber. This development came at the right time as Germany in late 1941 was heavily engaged on the Eastern Front, but still needed to make its presence known in the West from November 1941 to spring 1942. BF 109 fighter-bombers and a mix of BF 109e 7th in the tooth BF 109f of the Akash. The pilots of why and later sex Yogeshwara in Swansea were carrying out anti-ship missions in the English Channel, they had become quite adept at hit-and-run tactics, flying low and fast before attacking unsuspecting targets around of the coast of England as these quadrants were transferred from the B 109 E and F to the first Focke-wulf 190 anton anyway the Germans decided to also replace the Messerschmitts fighter-bombers in the squadron hatch with 400 498 whose and a freezer capable of mounting ammunition up to a single 500 kilogram bomb by 1942 the transition was completed and saved a quarter key Schwarz VII and is on the cover of the Aakash Ranas Wulf 190 quickly made its mark, it was tougher than the BF 109 it had a larger bomb load it had longer range it was excellent in fighting and the radial engines the lack of a vulnerable water radiator made it more suitable for operations far from base of operations in an operation carried out in July 1942 when already Quichua that is Why was it still in the transition from the BF 109 Tocqueville?
Squadron 190 equipped with 500 kilogram bombs sank two Isle of Wight steamers. Spurred on by the success and performance of the 190s, the Germans launched increasingly bold attacks against ground bases as well. targets such as radar stations and ports now the transition of the 109th had just arrived at the right time on August 18 and 19 the allies began operation Jubilee an amphibious probing attack on the French port of the air that supported the operations were fighter bombers of RAF and American Mustangs, large numbers of Allied fighters successfully prevented German bombers from launching continuous attacks on shipping in the English Channel and inflicted heavy casualties.
In fact, the RAF defended its fleet so well that almost no German bombers managed to cause any damage, even if they could. although the RAF flew 3 times, the number of sorties ended well against the German bombers Jaquish wallet, why and yes, the effective Juárez 6 in Swansea was able to successfully carry out its missions facing the RAF hitting transport landing craft and even sinking a destroyer after analyzing the Germans' battle. concluded that a further 490 fighter-bombers were needed, confirming that the plate was up to the task, but admitting that there were not enough available in the coming months, more and more squadrons were equipped with the Focke-Wulf 190 and ground attack teams based on the Focke-Wulf 190. a4 the first real ground attack versions were produced and
becameknown as the Focke-wulf 190 a force: free modifications included additional armor for some pilots and Estrada later removed a life in this additional armor for Don't sacrifice too much speed when entering. 1943 the Focke-Wulf 190 A5 - You Free was in production later use 70 would continue to introduce additional 50 kilogram wing-mounted bombs the first close air support squadron RAF - Rada was established in early 1942 quickly transitioned to these machines Experiences with these aircraft prompted the Germans to begin developing a Focke-Wulf 190 dedicated to ground attack.
The development is now divided into three branches. Development of the fighter variant would continue as before, while the standard ground attack version, as well as a long-range variant, would be modified out of the existing 190 design, the designations for the fighters remained a foreign language, but the Fighter-bombers now use the letter F for free choice and longer range fighters used G for Gustav. Previously built Antons were redesignated ydynt as follows: focke-wulf 190 a4 - u8 became g1, a4 - tu libre became f1, a5 - tu libre became f2 and focke-wulf 190 a5 - he had 17 years became f3 overall only a few f1 and f2 were built and most of the previously mentioned freelee produced would be f fries with one production run of just over 400 aircraft from April 1943 to March 1944 being the f3 the most advanced design, it quickly became the basis for future improvements the previous roaring tests some aircraft had their wings The mounted bombers act replaced by optional 30 millimeter weapons pods, although this sounded good on paper.
Tests soon demonstrated that this weaponry was significantly degraded in performance, unreliable, and too inaccurate to produce viable results, as Smith notes, test pilots reported that the aircraft was slow and its normal ammunition was incapable. to penetrate the armor of the soviet t-34 tank the f8 the next leap in design was essentially the zenith of the fokker ground attack that wolf used during world war ii the f8 brought some interesting changes the bomber's release mechanism gave pilots more options on how to carry out its ground attack missions, the aircraft also had heavier armament and there were a couple of minor changes to the airframe and equipment.
Production of the F8 was soon in full swing by June 1944, over 1,100 F Aids had been built, so after a four-month production run almost three times as many F-Aids were built as one year of F-Aid production. Free. This production allowed a radical change in the Luftwaffe arsenal, for example almost all Ju 87 DS in service of the schläfli shraddha on the Eastern Front were withdrawn and pilots received Focke-Wulf 190 f8 instead in September 1944. Shradha's stack is up to 5/4 who saw the empty and dark Estrada of Shaka Shuara Zeman. I know that the iron fences were almost exclusively equipped with the f/8 by now production was also benefiting from the fact that production of the Focke-wulf 190 G had stopped because Germany no longer needed said aircraft, the assets that had been used to produce that aircraft were transferred to fluid production and instead the The importance and effectiveness of the Focke-Wulf 190 was obvious, it had a competitive bomb load, was capable of rapid defense and was durable, although it required some effort to finally unleash its potential, it essentially became the most important German ground attack aircraft on the Eastern Front.
In mid-1944 and until the end of the war, it was also in service. Border flutter. In October 1944, the F 9 with a more powerful engine began to appear on the production lines. Potentiometers for wing-mounted rockets were also beginning to be introduced and the Germans were lining up concepts for future versions, however, with the end of the war in sight, none of these ideas could be realized. I hope you enjoyed this video and learned something from it if you would consider supporting me as a patron just a dollar or two will do. You already make a big difference before you leave, make sure you stop by those Like buttons on the way out and share this video with your friends.
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