What does Focke Wulf mean in English?

What does Focke Wulf mean in English?

People’s Fighter
The Focke-Wulf Volksjäger, meaning “People’s Fighter” in German, was a German emergency fighter project for the Luftwaffe.

Are there any Fw 190 still flying?

At least 23 Fw 190s exist in museums, collections and in storage worldwide, with 11 displayed in the United States. The National Air and Space Museum stores the only known surviving “long-wing” Ta 152 H, an H-0/R-11 version, at the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration and Storage Facility in Suitland, Maryland.

Was the Focke Wulf 190 a good plane?

The Fw 190 had greater firepower than the Bf 109 and, at low to medium altitude, superior manoeuvrability, in the opinion of German pilots who flew both fighters. It was regarded as one of the best fighter planes of World War II.

Was the Fw 190 better than the Spitfire?

The new fighter outperformed the Spitfire Mk. V, the then top-of-the-line RAF fighter, in all aspects except turning radius. The Fw 190 was considerably better in firepower, rate of roll, and straight-line speed at low altitude.

Does Focke Wulf still exist?

Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG (German pronunciation: [ˌfɔkəˈvʊlf]) was a German manufacturer of civil and military aircraft before and during World War II….Focke-Wulf.

Formerly Bremer Flugzeugbau
Defunct 1964
Fate Merged
Successor Vereinigte Flugtechnische Werke
Headquarters Bremen , Germany

Who built the Focke Wulf 190?

FieselerAGO Flugzeugwerke
Focke-Wulf Fw 190/Manufacturers

How fast was the Focke Wulf 190?

426 mphFocke-Wulf Fw 190 / Top speed

Why is the Fw 190 fast?

The performance of the German fighter series had caused concern to RAF Fighter Command. At all altitudes it remained the faster fighter. The Fw 190 was also faster in the climb. If a Fw 190 was engaged by a Spitfire V, it could use its superior roll rate to enter a dive in the opposite direction.

Did the Spitfire ever fight the zero?

The British Spitfires were fighting Zero over both Darwin and New Guinea, and had captured a Zero. The results were that the Spitfire had no advantages over the Zero below 20,000. But, it did have a ceiling advantage that gave the British a tactical advantage if they using diving attacks.

Who bought Focke Wulf?


Formerly Bremer Flugzeugbau
Fate Merged
Successor Vereinigte Flugtechnische Werke
Headquarters Bremen , Germany
Key people Kurt Tank

Who made the fw190?

Who gave me this idea for the FW-190?

David E. Brown gave me this idea, and I must thank him for his help. Introduction More than 20,000 FW 190s and a small number of Ta 152s were built during World War II, and four major variants emerged; the FW 190 A, FW 190 D, FW 190 F and FW 190 G.

When did the Fw 190F come out?

The Fw 190F configuration was originally tested in a Fw 190 A-0/U4, starting in May 1942, fitted with centre-line and wing-mounted bomb racks. Renamed A-5/U3s, of which 270 were built according to Focke-Wulf production logs and Ministry of Aviation acceptance reports.

What is the ISBN number for the Fw 190?

OCLC 230135362, ASIN B006VFEHPC. Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. The Focke-Wulf 190: Fw 190. Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1976. ISBN 0-7153-7084-7. Gurney, Gene (Major, USAF). The War in the Air: A Pictorial History of World War II Air Forces in Combat.

Where can I see a Fw 190 in Europe?

If you want to see a real Fw 190A in Europe, London is the best place to visit. London offers the opportunity to view two complete (and original) Fw 190 airframes. Imperial War Museum has a Fw 190A-8/R6, Werknummer 733 682.