The Fw 190 D-12 is a rank IV German fighter with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB), 5.3 (RB), and 5.7 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.
The Fw 190 D-13 was the near pinnacle of German piston engine technology. The most notable change to the potent and successful Fw 190 fighter design was the late-war addition of a Junkers Jumo engine in the place of the earlier versions equipped with BMW radials. These â€œlong-nosedâ€ Focke-Wulfs, â€œD-models,â€ also had a stretched aft fuselage to maintain the fighterâ€™s center of gravity.
D-model fighters proved to be the most successful examples of the 190 series, competing with the P-51 Mustang and late-model Spitfires on even terms. However, Germanyâ€™s lack of well-trained pilots and shortage of fuel at the late stages of the war made the new Fw 190 D a less than effective weapon.