Focke Wulf Fw-200
Research By; Sir Ernie Hamilton Boyette
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Designed as a airliner the Focke Wulf was an excellent aircraft for the Luftwaffe. Why they did not build hundreds and hundreds of these I will never guess. If there had been fleets of these over London instead of the He111, well things would have been different.
The Focke Wulf was long enough to have had two top turrets. I am sure that if the Luftwaffe had taken this bomber seriously they would have ended up with two top guns. Of course the bottom of the bomber is venerable. They could have solved this problem with the way they flew in formation. But the Germans never really perfected formation defensive flying like the Americans.
The Germans just did not understand that they needed a long range bomber until it was too late. The Germans were so bad about sending single battleships, submarines and long range anti-shipping bombers out alone. The Fw200 was feared by the supply convoys from America but they would have had a much better effect if they attacked a fleet in mass. All low-level bombing that is. From 500 to 2,500 feet altitude would do fine. The lower a ship attacker stays the better he is to avoid anti-aircraft guns being brought to bear on his bomber.
Once the anti-shipping missiles were developed the Fw200 would have again been a great ship to attack a convoy with ten bombers with two missiles each. This would have done the trick to decimate the supply ships. It would have forced the allies to escort the convoys with aircraft carriers.
What I am trying to say is one bomber here and one submarine there and one battleship or cruiser were worthless sent on single sorties.
This is a beautiful angle to appreciate the bombers design.
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