The planes of the Luftwaffe are somewhat middle-of-the-road. The fighter line is very capable at all tiers and both the Bf 109 and Fw 190 series fulfill more than just a fighter role. Such aircraft are able to perform as both energy fighters and dogfighters. The maneuverability of the fighters is varied, as the Bf 109s and some Fw 190s excel at high altitude and the mid tier Focke-Wulfs flying best at lower altitudes. The armor stays consistent throughout the fighter line at an average level. The heavy fighters are bristling with guns and are fairly heavily armored, but they severely lack acceleration, maneuverability and dive performance. German bombers are above average in terms of defensive armament and speed. However, that speed is a trade off for sufficient armor and payload, of which they are lacking. Overall, the aircraft of the Luftwaffe are a deadly force to be reckoned with when a skilled pilot is behind the controls.