Ubisoft IL2 pilot notes for Ta 152H
The Focke-Wulf Fw-190 Wurger, 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 aircraft, but Germany was not able to produce the aircraft in enough numbers to affect the outcome of the war.
At a Glance:
Engine: 1 x Jumo-213 x -1
Take-off: 2,050 HP
Indicated: 1,870 HP
• 2 x 20-mm MG-151/20 cannon
• 1 x 30-mm MK 108 cannon
• Excellent speed for a piston engine fighter;
• Good climb rate;
• Powerful armament.
• As the plane was designed for high altitude combat, its low altitude performance was less that stellar.
• Gunsight Note: The gunsight in this aircraft, as in many German planes, was positioned off-center. The default internal camera position is centered, and as such the gunsight is difficult or even impossible to use. To switch to an aiming view, use the Toggle Gunsight button (Shift-F1 by default) that switches the view to look through the offset gunsight.
• This plane has two systems of engine boost: GM-1 for high altitudes and MW-50 for low altitudes.
• GM-1 should be used at altitudes above 9,000 m
• If you reach that altitude with the MW-50 Off, you can turn on the GM-1 by hitting W button (default).
• If you reach that altitude with the MW-50 enabled, then you need to switch it off by hitting W and then press W again to engage the GM-1.
• Bellow 9,000 m the W key operated only the MW-50 as normal.
• If the GM-1 was engaged at a high altitude and was not disengaged below 9,000 meters, then the engine will not be damaged as on DB-605s; however no extra power will be gained from the device. This is historically correct.