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FWdreamer
05-19-2004, 11:01 AM
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Looking for the tech experts on the stats for the A6. How was it different from the a5 other then maybe a litlte stronger engine? Not worried about in game stats just want the basics of the plane and what mods it had over the a5. Also if you know was its roll different from the a5 or the same?

Thanks
Fwdreamer

FWdreamer
05-19-2004, 11:01 AM
S!
Looking for the tech experts on the stats for the A6. How was it different from the a5 other then maybe a litlte stronger engine? Not worried about in game stats just want the basics of the plane and what mods it had over the a5. Also if you know was its roll different from the a5 or the same?

Thanks
Fwdreamer

II_JG1Hartmann
05-19-2004, 11:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FWdreamer:
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Looking for the tech experts on the stats for the A6. How was it different from the a5 other then maybe a litlte stronger engine? Not worried about in game stats just want the basics of the plane and what mods it had over the a5. Also if you know was its roll different from the a5 or the same?

Thanks
Fwdreamer<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

[3] FW-190A-6 THROUGH FW-190A-10
* As is often the case with aircraft that evolve through a long series of variants, the FW-190 suffered from "weight creep", and so a new, bigger, lighter wing was designed, going into production in the "FW-190A-6" subvariant in June 1943. The new wing featured a standard fit of an MG-151/20 cannon in the wing root and the outer wing, replacing the MG-FF in that position, for a total of four cannon, along with the MG-17 machine guns in the cowling. The A-6 was primarily designed for the battlefield close-support ("Schlacht / Slaughter") role, and also featured increased armor.

In Schlacht operations, the FW-190 carried such warloads as eight SC-50 50 kilogram (110 pound) bombs, with four on the wings and four on the centerline rack, and also the AB-250 250 kilogram (550 pound) cluster bomb canister. The AB-250 could be filled with a range of submunitions, such as SD-2 two kilogram (4.4 pound) anti-personnel fragmentation "butterfly bombs",or SD-4 four kilogram (8.8 pound) hollow-charge anti-armor bomblets. The cannon of the FW-190 also proved effective in attacks on ground targets, and the aircraft was rugged enough to take punishment as well as dish it out. The FW-190 would gradually become the backbone of the Schlacht force, displacing the antiquated and overly-vulnerable Junkers Ju-87 Stuka.

As with the A-5, upgrade kits were developed for the A-6. However, while the A-5 was fitted with factory upgrade kits, the focus for the A-6 was field upgrade kits, so that the aircraft could be adapted on the front line to different roles as the tactical situation demanded.

* The primary improvement in the "FW-190A-7", which went into production at the end of 1943, was the replacement of the two 7.92 millimeter MG-17 machine guns in the cowling with 13 millimeter MG-131s and a new gunsight. While most of the Anton subvariants were built in quantities of hundreds, only about 80 A-7s were built, with the aircraft configured as bomber destroyers, fitted with underwing rockets or additional cannon packs.

The next subvariant, the "FW-190A-8", turned out to be the most heavily produced of all FW-190 subvariants, with over 1,300 built. It was essentially an A-7 with the option for either GM-1 nitrous-oxide engine boost for high-altitude operation, or an additional internal fuel tank, as well as many detail improvements.