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Advantage of FW-190 Roll Rate


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The 190 has a great roll rate, but is not meant to be a turn fighter. How can the roll rate best be used to gain the advantage in a fight without becoming a turn fight?

 

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II/JG17_HerrMurf

Defensively, use the roll rate to keep your aircraft out of plane with your enemy. Use barrel rolls, not just aileron rolls to also stay out of plane with your enemy. Use short violent elevator movements past 90 degrees (of roll) to change angles. I usually use the elevator between 270 and 540 degrees. Become an expert in the rolling scissors.

 

On the offensive side, use the roll rate to get into plane with your enemy. Do NOT follow any of the hyper agile Allied AC, at co-E, through more than one level turn (1/2 turn for beginners) or more than about 75 degrees in the vertical.

 

The 190 is a fast stable gun platform with an amazing amount of available firepower. Use it to it's advantages from altitude. Become an expert on deflection shooting. The previously mentioned available firepower makes it formidible in crossing shots. Do not let the AC fall below 300 kph. Be patient and don't be afraid to disengage, set it back up, and try again when you have the advantage.

 

Do not use it as a turn fighter. Only a very small percentage of 190 driver's (not me) can.

 

Mostly, get a wingman and don't rely on any single attribute or AC to get you out of a jam.

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=TH=mincer

Yes, roll rate gives advantage in defense. With higher roll rate you are more likely to successfully get into scissors and make your opponent overshoot.
 

 

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FTC_Mephisto

Example how 190 roll rate allows to best a better turning aircraft (Tempest) & force an overshoot. 

 

 

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