Fw 190F and G… but what about the Fw 190e?
There were several reconnaissance sub-variants of the Fw 190 from the A-2 onwards, usually as the U4 Umbau modification.these were fitted with cameras, usually the Rb 50/30 or Rb 12.5/7 x 9, mounted in the centre of their fuselage pointing down. A number of camera-equipped A-3s first entered service with an evaluation unit, 9.(H)/LG 2 at Jüterbog-damm, in March 1942. In July, the type was used to equip an operational unit, 1.(F)/123 at Toussus-le-buc. More followed and in October A-4 recon versions were allocated to two short-range reconnaissance versions in Russia – 1. and 2./NAGR 13. In mid-1942, Focke-wulf laid down plans for the A-3/U4 and A-5/U4 to be developed into a dedicated reconnaissance version for series production, the A-7. In November 1942 this was changed to the Fw 190E-1. Proposals for the E-1 to carry a variety of ground-attack weapons in addition to its cameras were drawn up but, like the Fw 190B and C, the type never entered production.