Spitfire Mk XIV E vs Focke Wulf 190

Spitfire Mk XIVE vs Focke Wulf 190

  • Spitfire Mk XIVE

    Votes: 12 57.1%
  • Focke Wulf 190

    Votes: 9 42.9%

  • Total voters

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Memorandum report on FW-190, D-9, AAF number FE-121, 20 May 1946


Office: TSFTE

Serial number: TSFTE 1988

Subject: Pilot's comments on handling characteristics of FW-190, D9

Quote: "Controls remain effective up to the stall except in the power off condition wherein some difficulty is experienced in applying enough elevator to obtain abrupt stalls"

Quote: "1-The FW-190D-9, although well armored and equipped to carry heavy armament, appears to be much less desirable from a handling standpoint than other models of the FW-190 using the BMW 14 cylinder radial engine."

Any advantage this airplane may have in performance over other models of the FW-190 is more than offset by its poor handling characteristics."

From someone who apparenty knew how to fly the A well enough...

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