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VonGrantoven
10-24-2007, 09:47 AM
I am sure I have seen a detailed multi-part guide to flying and fighting the Focke-Wulf around somewhere, but can seem to find it again.

Can anybody point me in the right direction to this, or to anything useful for someone wanting to get a handle on this powerful but challenging aircraft?

Thanks in advance.

crucislancer
10-24-2007, 10:02 AM
Are you thinking of this?

Focke Wulf Pilots Guide (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&cat=48)

K_Freddie
10-24-2007, 10:34 AM
Read that stuff... it's generally how people would like you to fly the FW190.

Speaking game wise.. the FW is good in the vertical and in many other areas that are not mentioned favourably.

you'll find many conflicting reports like this.. so get into an FW190 and use your imagination - you'll be surprised.
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Ernst_Rohr
10-24-2007, 10:46 AM
A couple of good tricks;

You can take the prop pitch out of automatic and into manual, this can help especially when climbing, but turn it back to auto for cruise unless your VERY comfortable manually changing settings.

All of the 190's overheat quickly if your not careful on engine management. If your not engaged, get the rads open, lower your RPM's and try and keep the engine cool.

Learn how to do a scissors! The incredibly roll rate on the 190 means your generally going to win if you can suck an opponent into a rolling scissors.

NEVER EVER let your speed drop below 300kph! Better yet, never let it drop below 350kph. Ideally, go as fast as possible and avoid turns over 90 degrees unless you have a lot of built up E. The 190 CAN make a good high speed turn, when you have the energy, but only once.

If the bar is making targeting difficult, try booming by going below the target, and coming up in his low 6. This gives you great visibility to the target. If you aim just in front of the nose, you can rake the whole bottom of the plane with cannon fire.

okb001
10-24-2007, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by crucislancer:
Are you thinking of this?
Focke Wulf Pilots Guide (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&cat=48)

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif .. woah ... cool stuff, thanks for the link!

VonGrantoven
10-24-2007, 09:07 PM
Thanks guys, that is exactly what I had in mind!

I notice though that a lot of these articles in the guides were written back in 2004.
Do they still hold true after all the FM changes?

Ratsack
10-24-2007, 09:24 PM
Yes, they are mostly relevant. Certainly the tactical pointers compliled by TX-Gunslinger are still as relevant as ever.

cheers,
Ratsack

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-25-2007, 11:53 AM
Here's another extensive tutorial: http://www.acompletewasteofspace.com/modules.php?name=F...le=viewtopic&t=13743 (http://www.acompletewasteofspace.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=13743)