The Fw 190A-1s joined the Luftwaffe in mid-1941. In September 1941 was the Fw 190s first appearance in combat.
Until 1944, when the P-51 Mustang was able to escort the bombers, the Fw 190 decimated the B-17s and B-24s.
A Top Ace
Oberleutnant Otto Kittel scored most of his 267 victories in a Fw 190.
The Fw 190As were used by Croatia, Germany, Slovakia, and Turkey. In 1943 Turkey received 75 Fw 190A-3s.
The Fw 190A-1 became operational in mid 1941.
After World War II
The SNCA du Centre in France built 64 Fw 190A-5s and Fw 190A-8s for service with the Armée de l'Air.
Fw 190D-9s started being delivered in August 1944. These were initially used to cover the airfields where Me 262s were based.
Germany and Hungary used the Fw 190Fs. Hungary received 35 in 1944 - 1945.
Entered service in winter of 1942 - 1943. Was used to replace Ju 87 Stuka.
A unit that was equipped with Fw 190Gs had single 3,986 lb / 1,800 kg bomb under the fuselage would fly night missions to try and bomb the Ludendorff Bridge that was captured by the Americans over the Rhine River at Remagen.