B5N2

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General info

The B5N2 in the garage.

The B5N2 is a Rank II Japanese naval bomber with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB), 1.7 (RB), and 2.3 (SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

When you are flying the Nakajima B5N2, always try to avoid enemy fighter aircraft as your defensive armament is very weak. Its a very capable naval bomber overall in the right hands as its very manoeuvrable.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

The most important advantage in arcade is the ability to reload bombs and belts midair. This translates especially well with the B5N2. I'd advise against the 800kg bombs, because the H6K can carry twice as many in exactly the same games. Instead, focus on the enemy ships or pillboxes. Make quick diving attacks, and retreat to the safety of your team's fighters to reload. Staying as low as possible can be a viable strategy, as it is difficult to safely conduct a diving attack on an enemy hugging the trees. If limited to 60kg bombs, focus on enemy AAA.
Using the 250kg bombs to destroy enemy ships, or the 60kg bombs to target AAA is the most helpful thing you can do for the team. Try to distract any enemy that comes after you, or lead them into the guns of your allies. Every minute an enemy is focused on you is a minute your allies don't have to deal with it. Use the environment to hide your approach. Hills, mountains, and clouds are all great tools to hide from enemy fighters, or shield your approach on enemy AAA. If necessary, use the tail gunner to strafe light targets. Shoot any approaching fighter. They know you will probably fail, but they also know people can get lucky.
Using the 250kg bombs to destroy enemy ships, or the 60kg bombs to target AAA is the most helpful thing you can do for the team. Try to distract any enemy that comes after you, or lead them into the guns of your allies. Every minute an enemy is focused on you is a minute your allies don't have to deal with it. Use the environment to hide your approach. Hills, mountains, and clouds are all great tools to hide from enemy fighters, or shield your approach on enemy AAA. If necessary, use the tail gunner to strafe light targets. Shoot any approaching fighter. They know you will probably fail, but they also know people can get lucky.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fast and maneuverable (powered by Nakajima Sakae 11 14 Cylinder Radial, same engine in the A6M).
  • Excellent elevator and rudder authority.
  • Wide variety of bombs and torpedoes + bomb sight for any kind of situation.

Cons:

  • Poor roll rate.
  • No offensive armament.
  • Weak defense armament.
  • No armour or bulletproof glass to protect the pilot or crew.
  • Tremendous fuel load means this plane is prone to fuel tank fires especially any hits to the wing roots (where the fuel tanks are located).

Specifications

Armaments

Defensive armament

  • 1 x 7.7 mm Type 92 machine gun, dorsal gun turret (1,000 rpg)

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Type_92_turret

Type92 turret

Pros

Cons



Payloads

  • 6 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 ground bombs
  • 2 x 250 kg Navy Type Number 25 Model 2 bombs
  • 2 x 250 kg Type 98 bombs
  • 1 x 800 kg Navy Type Number 80 Model 1 bomb
  • 1 x 800 kg Navy Type 99 Number 80 AP bomb
  • 1 x Type 91 Mod.2 torpedo
  • 1 x Type 91 Mod.3 torpedo

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Nakajima Sakae 11 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 791 hp (Stock), 972 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 907 hp (Stock), 1088 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 530 kg
Name: Nakajima Sakae 11 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 782 hp (Stock), 870 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 898 hp (Stock), 986 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 530 kg
Name: Nakajima Sakae 11 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 782 hp (Stock), 870 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 898 hp (Stock), 986 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 530 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 361 km/h
    • at height: 3,600 m
  • Max altitude: 8,260 m
  • Turn Time: 20.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 2.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 270 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 400 km/h
    • at height: 3,600 m
  • Max altitude: 8,260 m
  • Turn Time: 18.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 12.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 270 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 348 km/h
    • at height: 3,600 m
  • Max altitude: 8,260 m
  • Turn Time: 20.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 270 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 378 km/h
    • at height: 3,600 m
  • Max altitude: 8,260 m
  • Turn Time: 19.4 s
  • Rate of Climb: 6.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 270 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 348 km/h
    • at height: 3,600 m
  • Max altitude: 8,260 m
  • Turn Time: 20.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 270 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 378 km/h
    • at height: 3,600 m
  • Max altitude: 8,260 m
  • Turn Time: 19.4 s
  • Rate of Climb: 6.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 270 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)



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0.48
0.72
0.96
1.2
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP



Modules and improvements

When upgrading this plane focus on getting the payload especially the torpedo modification. This is due to the high chance Japan has to get naval maps.

History of creation and combat usage

The Nakajima B5N2 (Allied code name: Kate) was a plane first flown in January 1937 for the Imperial Japanese Navy. About ~1149 Nakajima B5N Torpedo bombers were made for the Japanese Navy. It would see service in World war 2 and was the Japanese Navy's primary torpedo bomber for the early part of World war 2. The Nakajima B5N Torpedo bomber was credited with the sinking of three US Carriers the USS Lexington CV-2, USS Yorktown CV-6 and USS Hornet CV-8.

Ingame description

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Screenshots and fan art

Skins and Camouflages for the B5N2 at Warthunder Live.

Additional information (links)

References


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B5N2
Nation Japan
Type Torpedo Bomber
Light Bomber
Fighting style Ground Attack
Bombing
Strike Fighter
Close Air Support

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~2448 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~3236 kg
Takeoff Weight ~4511 kg
Wing Area ~40 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear yes
Statistics
Power per Engine 870 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~378.00 kph at 3600 m
Climb Rate ~6.50 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~181.44 kph
Turn Time ~21.42 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~62.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~5397 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~7134 lb
Takeoff Weight ~9945 lb
Wing Area ~427 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear yes
Statistics
Power per Engine 870 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~234.88 mph at 11811 m
Climb Rate 21.33 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~112.74 mph
Turn Time 21.42 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~12.70 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
1 x Type 92 1000 RPG
Payload Option 1
6 x 💣 60 kg Type 97 mod.6 Bomb
Payload Option 2
2 x 💣 250 kg No.25 Model 2 GP(SAP) Bomb
Payload Option 3
2 x 💣 250 kg Type 98 mod.25 Bomb
Payload Option 4
1 x 💣 800 kg No.80 Model 1 Bomb
Payload Option 5
1 x 💣 800 kg Type 99 no.80 mk.5 AP Bomb
Payload Option 6
1 x Torpedo 836kg Type 91 mod.2 torpedo
Payload Option 7
1 x Torpedo 859kg Type 91 mod.3 torpedo
Limits
Max Speed limit 555 kph
Gear lmit 450 kph
Combat Flaps 420 kph
Max static +G's ~11
Max static -G's ~4
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <320 kph
Rudder <320 kph
Elevators <350 kph
Radiator >210 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 345 mph
Gear lmit 280 mph
Combat Flaps 261 mph
Max static +G's ~11
Max static -G's ~4
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <199 mph
Rudder <199 mph
Elevators <217 mph
Radiator >130 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 not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
2500 m
8202 ft
100% Enginepower 955 hp
WEP Enginepower 1081 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)