AD-4 Skyraider

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General info

The Nation-fr.png AD-4 in the garage.

The AD-4 is a Rank IV French attacker with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB) and 6.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Large variety of payloads.
  • Very powerfull offensive armament.
  • Quite tough construction, can take some damage.
  • Can destroy a lot of tickets.

Cons:

  • Slow compared to other planes at its BR.
  • Stock guns are very inaccurate.
  • Very sluggish with most of the payloads.

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 4 x 20 mm AN/M3 cannon, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 800 total)

Payloads

  • Without load
  • 12 x HVAR rockets
  • 12 x HVAR rockets + 1 x 2,216 lb Mk.13/44 torpedo
  • 2 x Tiny Tim rockets + 12 x HVAR rockets
  • 12 x HVAR rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 12 x HVAR rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 2 x Tiny Tim rockets + 12 x HVAR rockets + 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bombs
  • 12 x HVAR rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb
  • 12 x HVAR rockets + 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2 x Tiny Tim rockets
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 1 x 2,216 lb Mk.13/44 torpedo
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 2 x Tiny Tim rockets
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 1 x 2,216 lb Mk.13/44 torpedo
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bombs
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs

Armour

  • 40 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
  • 9.5 mm Steel plates under the engine.
  • 9.5 mm Steel plate behind pilot.

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Wright R-3350 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 2406 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2908 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1212 kg
Name: Wright R-3350 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 2378 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2880 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1212 kg
Name: Wright R-3350 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 2378 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2880 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1212 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 557 km/h
    • at height: 5,822 m
  • Max altitude: 8,900 m
  • Turn Time: 24.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 11.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 600 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 5,822 m
  • Max altitude: 8,900 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 600 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 542 km/h
    • at height: 5,822 m
  • Max altitude: 8,900 m
  • Turn Time: 24.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 11.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 600 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 5,822 m
  • Max altitude: 8,900 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 600 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 542 km/h
    • at height: 5,822 m
  • Max altitude: 8,900 m
  • Turn Time: 24.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 11.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 600 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 5,822 m
  • Max altitude: 8,900 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 600 m

Performance

AD-4 France/Horsepower graph

Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

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

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-fra.png AD-4 Skyraider
Nation France
Manufacture Douglas
Type Attacker
Rank 4
Battle Rating
5.7
5.7
6.0
Fighting style Ground Attack

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Offensive armament
4 x 20mm AN/M3 Cannon
Magazine 200 rpg
Mount Wing
Payload Option 1
Without Load Clean Plane
Engine power
Number of Engines 1
100% (Stock, Upgraded)
___ hp, ___ hp
___ hp, 2700 hp
___ hp, 2700 hp
WEP (Stock, Upgraded)
___ hp, ___ hp
___ hp, 3200 hp
___ hp, 3200 hp
WEP Duration
25.0 s
12 min
12 min
Characteristics
Empty Weight
5605 kg
12357 lb
Empty Weight + fuel
6641 kg
14641 lb
Takeoff Weight
9980 kg
22002 lb
Wing Area
37.16 m²
399.8 ft²
Wing loading (Empty)
150.83 kg/m²
30.84 lb/ft²
# Flap Positions 2 (no combat flaps)
Air brakes Yes
Arrestor Gear No
Statistics
Top speed
___ kph at ___ m
___ mph at ___ ft
Top speed (WEP)
___ km/h at ____ m
___ mph at ____ ft
Climb Rate (100%)
___ m/s
___ ft/s
Climb Rate (WEP)
__.__ m/s
__.__ ft/s
Optimal climb velocity
___ kph
___ mph
Turn Time (100%) __ s
Turn Time (WEP) __ s
Limits
Max Speed limit
797 kph
494 mph
Gear limit
680 kph
422 mph
Combat Flaps
378 kph
234 mph
Max static +G's ~10.5g
Max static -G's ~4.5g
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons
<460 kph
<285 mph
Rudder
<480 kph
<298 mph
Elevators
<410 kph
<254 mph
Radiator
>300 kph
>186 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is controllable
has automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
has automatic control
Radiator (oil) is controllable
has automatic control
Oil and water uses separate radiator control
Supercharger is controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
1128 m
3700 ft
100% Enginepower 2700 hp
WEP Enginepower 3200 hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
4920 m
16138 ft
100% Enginepower 2170 hp
WEP Enginepower 2679 hp
Economy
Required RP ___ RP
Vehicle cost ___ SL
Crew training cost ___ SL
Max repair cost*
___ SL
___ SL
___ SL
Free repair time (Stock)
__h __m
__h __m
__h __m
Free repair time (Upgraded)
__h __m
__h __m
__h __m
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt. Last checked 1.77