А7М1 (NK9H)

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General info

The A7M1 (NK9H) in the garage.

The A7M1 (NK9H) is a premium Rank III Japanese naval fighter with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB), 4.7 (RB) and 4.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.53 "Firestorm". It costs 2,190 Golden Eagles.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The A7M1 is able to out turn every of its counterparts thus making it one of the best turn fighters in its tier, beaten by the Zero then the Ki-43-III. It even has a respectable engine power compared to the A6M5 and other Zeros, which allows you to keep up with most enemies flying on the same energy level as you. Because of its incredible armament and high ammo storage you can sustain long fights and patrol flights.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good turn rate.
  • Good speed for a turn-fighter.
  • Decent climb rate.
  • Decent armament.
  • Can provide a good RP and Silver Lion reward.
  • Bright orange - Can blind enemy aircraft and blends perfectly with the sun.

Cons:

  • When the 20mm ammunition is gone, guns may not be that effective
  • Speed may not be enough in realistic and simulator battles

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 2 x 20 mm Type 99 Mk 2 cannon (200 rpg = 400 total)
  • 2 x 13.2 mm Type 3 machine gun (300 rpg = 600 total)

Payloads

  • Without load
  • 2 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 ground bombs

Armour

  • 70 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 13 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Nakajima Homare 21 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1623 hp (Stock), 1943 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1802 hp (Stock), 2123 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 991 kg
Name: Nakajima Homare 21 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1605 hp (Stock), 1765 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1785 hp (Stock), 1944 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 991 kg
Name: Nakajima Homare 21 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1605 hp (Stock), 1765 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1785 hp (Stock), 1944 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 991 kg

Stat card

Stock
  • Max speed: 590 km/h
    • at height: 6,900 m
  • Max altitude: 11,000 m
  • Turn Time: 16.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 11.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 642 km/h
    • at height: 6,900 m
  • Max altitude: 11,000 m
  • Turn Time: 14.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 24.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 577 km/h
    • at height: 6,900 m
  • Max altitude: 11,000 m
  • Turn Time: 16.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 13.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 617 km/h
    • at height: 6,900 m
  • Max altitude: 11,000 m
  • Turn Time: 15.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 16.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 577 km/h
    • at height: 6,900 m
  • Max altitude: 11,000 m
  • Turn Time: 16.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 13.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 617 km/h
    • at height: 6,900 m
  • Max altitude: 11,000 m
  • Turn Time: 15.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 16.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 250 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)




0
1.2
2.4
3.6
4.8
6
7.2
8.4
9.6
10.8
12
0
0.42
0.84
1.26
1.68
2.1
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP

Supercharger Stage #2: 100%

Supercharger Stage #2: WEP



Modules and improvements

This plane is a premium plane and comes with everything unlocked.

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the ___ from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

[Devblog] A7M1 (NK9H)

References


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Icon-country-jap.png А7М1 (NK9H)
Nation Japan
Type Fighter
Escort fighter
Naval fighters
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~3164 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~3893 kg
Takeoff Weight ~4410 kg
Wing Area ~31 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear yes
Statistics
Power per Engine 1765 hp
WEP Duration 20.52 minutes
top speed ~615.06 kph at 6500 m
Climb Rate ~16.70 m/s
Turn Time ~18.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~103.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~6975 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~8583 lb
Takeoff Weight ~9722 lb
Wing Area ~332 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear yes
Statistics
Power per Engine 1765 hp
WEP Duration 20.52 minutes
Top speed ~382.18 mph at 21325 m
Climb Rate 54.79 ft/s
Turn Time 18.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~21.10 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x Type 99 Mk 2 200 rpg
2 x Type 3 300 rpg
Payload Option 1
Without load Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
2 x 💣 60 kg Type 97 mod.6 Bomb
Limits
Max Speed limit 870 kph
Gear lmit 310 kph
Combat Flaps 510 kph
Max static +G's ~12
Max static -G's ~9
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <410 kph
Rudder <520 kph
Elevators <510 kph
Radiator >180 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 541 mph
Gear lmit 193 mph
Combat Flaps 317 mph
Max static +G's ~12
Max static -G's ~9
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <255 mph
Rudder <323 mph
Elevators <317 mph
Radiator >112 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
1798 m
5900 ft
100% Enginepower 1875 hp
WEP Enginepower 2063 hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
6074 m
19928 ft
100% Enginepower 1675 hp
WEP Enginepower 1843 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)