How to compare fw 190 vs p51? Which airplane was better?
It would depend on the model. The most common P-51C and C were superior to the FW-190a. The FW-190D was a very different aircraft. In arms of range the P-51 wins. With just internal fuel a range of 750 and with drop tanks the P-51 get about 1300 miles.
The FW-190 range was about 500 miles. In terms of speed the Mustang was faster with 440 vs. 407 for the early model FW-190. The FW-190D had a top speed of 440. The P-51 with 6 .50 caliber machine guns was good against air and ground targets.
The Fw-190a with 4 cannon and 2 machine guns had a slight edge. In terms of maneuverability very close. It generally came down the skill of the pilot. But the P-51 was better than the FW-190a. Against the FW-190D it is a tossup.