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P-38 vs Fw-190

P-38 vs Fw-190

P-38 Lightning versus Fw 190 Würger

Airplane P-38 Lightning Fw 190 Würger
Country USA Germany
Type of aircraft Heavy fighter Fighter
First Flight 1939 1939
Introduction 1941 1941
Crew 1 1
Number built 10050 20000

Airplanes dogfight compare

Lethality points 75 76
Lethality level High High
Firing Time pts (main gun) 14 22
Firing Time pts (secondary guns) 38 36
Firing Time pts (total) 52 58
Main gun Rate of fire (round/min) 750 900
Main gun Effective range (yd) 2000 2000
Main gun Effective range (m) 1829 1829
Turn Radius (No flaps) 817 888
Turn Radius (Full flaps) 596 671
Speed/Accele./Agility pts 54 45
Acceleration (0-150 ft (ft/s)) 9,20 10,20
Acceleration (0-150 ft (m/s)) 2,80 3,11
Acceleration (250-300 ft (ft/s)) 24,20 25,70
Acceleration (250-300 ft (m/s)) 7,38 7,83
Wing Loading (lb/sq ft) 54 50
Wing Loading (kg/sq m) 264 244
Max Power/mass (hp/lb) 0,135 0,241
Max Power/mass (hp/kg) 0,298 0,532
Min Power/mass (hp/lb) 0,079 0,157
Min Power/mass (hp/kg) 0,174 0,347
Climb Rate (ft/min) 4750 2950
Climb Rate (m/min) 1448 899

Airplanes Size/Power/Specs

Length (ft) 37,90 29,50
Length (m) 11,55 8,99
Width (ft) 52,00 34,50
Width (m) 15,85 10,52
Height (ft) 12,80 12,20
Height (m) 3,90 3,72
Wing Area (sq ft) 328 197
Wing Area (sq m) 30,5 18,3
Empty Weight (lb) 12755 7050
Empty Weight (kg) 5786 3198
Max. Take Off (lb) 21800 10800
Max. Take Off (kg) 9888 4899
Engine Power (hp) 1725 1700
Engine 2 × Allison V-1710 1 × BMW 801 D-2
Max Speed (mph) 443 408
Max Speed (km/h) 713 657
Max Speed (Mach) 0,58 0,54
Max Range (miles) 1300 500
Max Range (km) 2092 805
Service Ceiling (ft) 44000 37500
Service Ceiling (m) 13411 11430

 

Airplanes armament and equipment

1 x 20mm cannon in nose
4 x 12.7mm Browning heavy machine guns in nose
10 x 5in high-explosive rockets
2 x Drop Drop Tanks
2 x 500lb Conventional Drop Bombs

 

2 x 13mm machine guns
2 x 20mm cannons
External payload of up to 1,102lbs (500kg)

 

 

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