FW 187

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  1. Smokey

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    What effect do you think the Fw 187 would have had if it had entered service in 1940?
     
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    i assume you mean mostly for the BoB, well i don't think it'd make that much difference as the Bf-110 proved the concept wasn't very successful as the RAF found anything over Britain with more than one engine easy prey...........
     
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    It was a very promising aircraft.Excellent performance, (speed / climb) if used the correct way, it could fill the gaps of the Me 109.
     
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    you mean the same way the Bf-110 was supposed to?
     
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    I had the Luftwaffe adopt it instead of the Bf 110 in my alternate WW2 history novel, The Foresight War 8)

    It could have been a very capable long-range fighter, as it was much faster and more agile than the 110.

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    The BF 110 wasn't supposed to assist the bf 109, it was supposed to do it's job plus more (ground attack).Instead of high altitude missions , it did everything else with the known results.Apart from the superior performance, fw 187 could bring the best results by the use of better suited tactics.Thus, Hurricane should be no problem..
     
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    Lanc I dont think you give the Fw-187 any credit. The 187 was a much better aircraft than the Bf-110 and would have performed much better than it. We will never know since it never showed up for the BoB but I would not just throw it out like the Bf-110.

    The Fw-187 had no major technical problems and was only doomed because of political reasons. She was a very maneuverable aircraft and flight tests have shown that she could tangle with a Spitfire at the time of the BoB and her performance was excellent.

    She outperformed the Bf-110 in every role that was desired.

    Might I add she was a beautiful aircraft as well.
     

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    MPM 1/48 FW-187 'Falke', by Olivier Lacombe

    There was alos the Heinkel He 100:

    Heinkel He 100 archive file

    Thank goodness that Goering seemed to be more interested in a deal with Messerschmitt than the performance of the aircraft he bought.
     

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    It would have been really interesting to see how this would have turned. She is a beautiful aircraft and aparantly performed very well and was pretty agile. A good what if, should have, could have, good think it did not...
     
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