Not the correct place for technical discussion here, but guys, do you think the Fw 190 F versions operating in groups could hold their own against the La-5FN, La-7, Yak-3 and Yak-9U during their strike missions?
I mean this because I don't fly in IL-2 for already a long time, and have study a lot of theory of flight for my private pilot course and consequentely have grew a lot in my thougths of aircraft performance. And in the "engineering" thinking the radial Focke Wulfs seems to lag a lot in comparison with these Soviet fighters and late 109s. Even the A fighter models, only worse with the Jabos. The Soviets in fact also thought this.
The little better rate of roll, adequated firepower (reduced in the Jabos, as we know) and superior dive speed would be enough to counter the enemy superior performance in almost all other areas?
The FW190F models versus late war Soviet types. Sort of. I mean the F has all of the attributes that the A model works. The OP about the scissors and snap roll works nearly as well in the F-8 model in IL-2 as it does for the A models.
That said the F-8 is pretty much worse in every way. Slower, less maneuverable, slower climb, etc. Quite a bit lost for a bit of extra ground fire protection which, in-game, I'm not sure is even modeled.
But I do have experience in this... a group of F-8s flying mutual protection leaving the battle area after dropping their bombs are a fairly potent force for some unwary opponents.
In real life... many FW190F and G pilots were drawn from the pilots ranks of dive bomber and level bomber outfits. In some cases anyways. So, these pilots tended to be more strike oriented and not perhaps as proficient at being a fighter pilot. Of course this last piece is speculation on my part as to the talent levels... I've never read anything conclusive regarding jabo versus jager FW190 pilots.
Most Schlachtflieger were takeovers from Stuka- or bomber-squadrons and thus were inadequately trained for air-combat.
There were some exceptions, though:
August Lambert and Herrmann Buchner are two of the better known Schlachtflieger with a large number of Air-Air kills.
Lambert scored over 70 kills during a three-week period during the Crimean retreat.