Range of Fw-190 and specifically Fw-190A5/u8 with 2 drop tanks

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  1. Hardrada55

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    Anyone have any information about what the range was of the Fw-190A. The William Green book I've had since I was a kid was 500 miles on internal fuel. Any information specifically about the Fw-190A5/U8?
     
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    For the starters, you might want to go to the wwiiaircraftperformance.com, and check out the data for the Fw-190 types there.
     
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    Thank you. I've been looking at wwiiaircraftperformance now for a couple of years. I don't read German and most of what I've seen has been for level speed and other performance characteristics, stuff besides range figures. But, I checked it again because of the suggestion above and found one German language page about the Fw-190A-3 that covered range. Range with internal fuel of 515 liters of "Kraftstoff" at several different speeds and altitudes and with the 515 liters of internal fuel plus a 300 liter abwurfbehalter, which I found out means drop tank, at different speeds and altitudes. But I still don't have info on the A5/U8 with two 300 liter drop tanks. Not exactly a long range aircraft, was it? Fuel consumption of the BMW 801D must have been excessive.
     
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    So check on Fw 190G-2. It'is the same plane.
     
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    As far as I can make out from Dietmar Hermann's book - Focke Wulf Fw190 F und G the range was 1650km
    Hope this helps:D
     
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