FW-190 Variants

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  1. bryce

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    Does anybody have information regarding the production numbers of all FW-190 variants?
     
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    I dont have the numbers, but here are the different variants. From what I could find, I think this is all of them. Maybe someone else can plug in the production numbers.


    Development prototypes:

    FW-190-V1: Initial (unarmed) prototype with BMW-139 engine and (originally) with oversized prop spinner.

    FW-190-V2: Second prototype, with BMW-139 engine, conventional prop spinner, and four MG-17 7.9 millimeter machine guns.

    FW-190-V5: Third prototype, with BMW-801 engine, later rebuilt with larger wing as "FW-190-V5g".


    A-series ("Antons):

    FW-190A-0: Preproduction / evaluation machines, first seven with original small wing.

    FW-190A-1: Initial full production version, with BMW-801C engine and four MG-17 machine guns.

    FW-190A-2: BMW-801C-2 engine, two MG-17 machine guns, and two MG-151/20 20 millimeter cannon, one in each wing root. Many fitted with two additional MG-FF 20 millimeter cannon, one in each wing outside the landing gear.

    FW-190A-3: BMW-801D-2 engine, two MG-17 machine guns, two MG-151/20 cannon, and two MG-FF cannon. Operated with a limited range of factory modification kits. Later subvariants featured an increased range of such modification kits.

    FW-190A-4: Similar to FW-190A-3, but with MW-50 water-methanol engine boost and with radio mast on top of tailfin.

    FW-190A-5: Similar to FW-190A-4, but with modified, longer engine mount.

    FW-190A-6: New lighter wing, and armed with two MG-17 guns and four MG-151/20 cannon.

    FW-190A-7: Replaced MG-17 guns in cowling with MG-131 13 millimeter guns. Limited production.

    FW-190A-8: Similar to FW-190A-7, but with option for GM-1 nitrous oxide boost or additional internal fuel tank. Over 1,300 built, with a range of field modification kits.

    FW-190A-9: Similar to FW-190A-8, but with BMW-801F engine and possibly armored wing. Prototypes only.

    FW-190A-10: Similar to FW-190A-8, but with BMW-801TS or BMW-801TH engine. Prototypes only.


    F-series and G-series:

    FW-190F-1: Similar to FW-190A-4, but optimized for the battlefield close support ("Schlacht") role, with outer wing cannon deleted and additional armor added under the engine and cockpit.

    FW-190F-2: Similar to FW-190F-1, but based on FW-190A-5. Featured bulged canopy.

    FW-190F-3: Similar to FW-190F-2, but based on FW-190A-6.

    FW-190F-8: Similar to FW-190F-2, but based on FW-190A-8.

    FW-190F-9: FW-190F-8 with turbocharged BMW-801TS engine. Prototypes only.

    FW-190G-1: Long-range Schlacht variant, similar to FW-190F-1 but with cowling guns deleted, and other minor changes.

    FW-190G-2: Similar to FW-190G-1, but based on FW-190A-5.

    FW-190G-3: Similar to FW-190G-2, but with fuel injection system and other minor changes.

    FW-190G-8: Similar to FW-190G-1, but based on FW-190A-8.


    Other variants:

    FW-190B: Prototypes with various fits for high-altitude operation, including DB-603 inline engines, BMW-801 engines with nitrous oxide boost, and pressurized cockpits.

    FW-190C: Prototypes with DB-603 inline engine, four-bladed propeller, and turbocharger fits.

    FW-190D-0: Preproduction machines with Jumo-213A-1 engine, stretched fuselage, two MG-17 machine guns, and two MG-151/20 cannon.

    FW-190D-9 ("Dora-Nine"): D-series production version, similar to D-0 but with larger tailfin, MG-131 guns replacing the MG-17 guns in the cowling, and stores racks.

    Ta-152C: Similar to FW-190D-9, but with wing moved forward, and fitted with DB-603 engine. Prototypes only.

    Ta-152H: High altitude fighter, similar to FW-190D-9 but with wing moved forward, long-span wings, and Jumo 213E engine.
     
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    I might be able to help out with this when I get off work.
     
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    good grief that list is wrong, one instance is the A-9 - prototypes only ? good grief my cousin flew the sucker on 2 or more missions in the fall of 44, and the craft was used by JG 301 for one till wars end. All 3 Sturmgruppen flew the A-9 as well, in fact with 3cm called A-9/R2's
     
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    Is it just me or is this site very hard to follow with all the Serials?

    What Im particually interested in is the production number of all the major variants.

    How many A and D interceptors, and how many Fighter Bomber variants were produced?
     
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    Cause there is no simple answer :rolleyes:
    These numbers shows blocks for planned production, not every dig in reality were used. I think there is no man on the world who knows exactly number build. Diffreent sources indicate total production not less than 17 000 to over 20 000 :shock:
    Probably about 674 "Doras" were delivered to the units.
    I dont know:confused: , the sources about germam a/c productionn looks suspicious.
     
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    Thanks for the replies net_sailor.

    Really, all I am after is ball park figures here...

    After some futher research here is what I have come up with...

    There were about 20,000 FW-190 built.

    Of that there were...

    About 13,000 FW-190As
    About 700 FW-190Ds
    About 800 FW-190Gs

    Now I have seen numbers quoted that about 6000 FW-190 fighter-bombers were built, and the FW-109F seems to be the hardest one to find production numbers on.

    But if the above is correct, that should mean that their were about 5,500 ish FW-190Fs?

    Am I close to the mark?
     
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    Well, that goes to show you how much you can trust other websites!!!! That's why I usually just refer to you guys!
     
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    I have the A-8 werke nummers which include the heavy SturmFw configs as well as the A-9 #'s which my cousin and his Kameraden flew in II./JG 301 until the advent of the Fw 190D-9 in December of 44 to the gruppe
     
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    If you don't care about few hundreds converted planes, your numers are close enough:)
    The Fw 190F production is the hardest to estimate. Some initial series of G and F variants were not new build but refitted a fabric new Antons. Even later there were a lot of recycled a/cs from salvaged parts of the crashed a/cs (often originally build in different version). After converion a new Werk Nummer was appilied, but it was still the same plane.
     
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    This list here is not 100 percent reliable. Some of the varients are also in question. Erich can probably elaborate some more and tell us which varients I listed below were actually built and which were not:

    Fw-190V-1 though V-52: 54 built (obviously)

    Fw 190A-0: 30
    Fw 190A-1: 102
    Fw 190A-2: 426
    Fw 190A-3: 509
    Fw 190Aa-3: 72 (built for Turkey)
    Fw 190A-4: 894
    Fw 190A-5: 723
    Fw 190A-6: 596
    Fw 190A-7: 80
    Fw 190A-8: 1334

    Fw 190B: 6

    Fw 190C: 9 (protypes)

    Fw 190D-0: 10 (converted)
    Fw 190D-9: exact number of D-9 out of 674 Dora's built unknown
    Fw 190D-12: exact number of D-9 out of 674 Dora's built unknown

    Fw 190F-1: 30
    Fw 190F-2: 271
    Fw 190F-3: 250
    Fw 190F-8: 385
    Fw 190F-9: Unknown

    Fw 190G-0: Unknown
    Fw 190G-1: 49
    Fw 190G-2: 468
    Fw 190G-3: unknown
    Fw 190G-4: unknown
    Fw 190G-8: unknown

    NC.900: 64 (French Post War Built)
     
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    Greetings gents

    from official German documentation put into probably THE Fw 190 book so far written: Peter Rodeikes fine volume

    Fw 190A-7 and A-7/MK: 701 craft

    Fw 190A-8: 6,655 craft and of this total there were 1330 heavy armored/up-gunned with 3cm outboard cannon R2 and R8 given to the 3 Sturmgruppen, JG 1, JG 11 and JG 301 and I think even JG 54.

    Fw 190A-9 looking for the data which seems mis-placed..........it figures :rolleyes:
     
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    Fw 190A-9 and A-9/R11 lumped into the total. My cousin flying in 5./JG 301 had a brand new A-9 # 206 085 produced from the Cottbus factory

    Total was 910

    differences in the A-9 compared to the A-8 was the increased power in the BMW engine with the increased fan blades, possible wooden propellar although metal was still used. blown canopy although the flat one was still used. A change in the modification and look of the zusatztank (drop tank), though again the standard roundish front shape was used till wars end. Reduction in cannon as a pilot preference the outboard 2cm were sometimes removed to reduce drag give a better performance in speed and agility taking on the dreaded P-51 Mustang.
     
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    Thanks Erich. Like I said my list was not complete and I knew you could elaborate more on it.
     
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    sure anytime bud ! sadly I just have the three A - types only
     
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    Erich, I think Adler is right, 701 a/c were ordered but only 80 build - see Rodeike p. 264
     
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    FW190 Production tables:

    A-0/V :45

    A-1: 102

    A-2/A-3: 960 together

    A-4: 974

    A-5: 1752

    A-6: 1192

    A-7: 701

    A-8: 6655

    A-9: 910

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    D-9: 1805

    D-11: 20

    D-13: 1

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    Ta 152H-0/V: 44

    H-1: 25

    EDIT: I have serial numbers, dates, and factories that produced them too ;)
     
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    How do you get 1805 Doras, every source I have seen says only 674 Doras were actually built. More were ordered but only 674 were actually built.
     
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