The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger ("shrike"), also called Butcher-bird, was a single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft of Germany's Luftwaffe. Used extensively during the Second World War, over 20,000 were manufactured, including around 6,000 fighter-bomber models. Production ran from 1941 to the end of hostilities, during which time the aircraft was continually updated. Its later versions retained qualitative parity with Allied fighter planes, but Germany was not able to produce the aircraft in enough numbers to affect the outcome of the war.
The Fw 190 was well-liked by its pilots, and was quickly proven to be superior to the RAF's main front line fighter, the Spitfire Mk. V, on its combat debut in 1941. Compared to the Bf 109, the Fw 190 was a "workhorse", employed in and proved suitable for a wide variety of roles, including ground attack, night fighter-bomber, long-range bomber escort, and night-fighter.
- Flaps down 10 degrees.
- Take off at 1.3 ata Manifold Pressure.
- Lift Tailwheel as soon as possible.
- Be prepared to use Aileron against Torque and Rudder to counteract Swing.
- Lift Off at 200-210 km/h.
- Climb with 1.4 ata (Max Continous Power) 1.6 ata is limited to 30 min.
- Lower Flaps and Gear under 300 km/h (162 kt).
- Approach Speed is 210 km/h (113 kt). Speed at Treshold should be 190 km/h (103 kt).
- Flare to Threepoint attitude before touchdown.
- After Touchdown use Rudder to keep the Aircraft straight.
- Don't forget to release Tailwheel lock (Ctrl-l) before taxiing off the Runway.