F7F-3 Tigercat

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General info

The F7F-3 Tigercat is a gift Rank IV American fighter with a battle rating of 6.7. It was introduced during Update 1.61 "Road to Glory" in the Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. event of 2016.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-Tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very high climb rate.
  • Great dive speed.
  • Amazing cannons with lots of ammo.
  • Maneuverability most heavy fighters can only dream of.
  • Good acceleration.
  • Very rugged.
  • VERY fast can catch a number of jets.

Cons:

  • like most heavy fighter not maneuverable.
  • Large target.

Specifications

Armaments

  • 4 x 20 mm AN/M3 cannon, nose-mounted (200 rpg = 800 total)
  • 4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (400 rpg, 1,600 total)

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: ___
  • Cooling type: ____
  • Max power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: ___ kg
Name: ___
  • Cooling type: ____
  • Max power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: ___ kg
Name: ___
  • Cooling type: ____
  • Max power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: ____ hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: ___ kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: ____ m
  • Max altitude: ____ m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: ___ m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 751 km/h
    • at height: 4877 m
  • Max altitude: 12800 m
  • Turn Time: 23.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 37.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 444 m
Stock
  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: ____ m
  • Max altitude: ____ m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: ___ m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 708 km/h
    • at height: 4877 m
  • Max altitude: 12800 m
  • Turn Time: 25.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 25.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 444 m
Stock
  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: ____ m
  • Max altitude: ____ m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: ___ m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 708 km/h
    • at height: 4877 m
  • Max altitude: 12800 m
  • Turn Time: 25.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 25.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 444 m

Performance

F7F-3 Tigercat/Horsepower graph

Modules and Improvements

As a premium this plane comes fully spaded.

History of creation and combat usage

The Grumman company continued to work on the F7F after it entered service. The third variant of the aircraft was a very deep modernization of the original, although visually the only difference was a bigger tail section (this resulted in a much better stability during flight). On the other hand, the biggest change was the introduction of the more powerful “Pratt & Whitney” R-2800-34W engines with a power output of 2,100 HP, which allowed for better flight characteristics in the Tigercat at high altitude.

Acceleration and climb rate increased, while the powerful weapons in the nose of the aircraft, consisting of four 20mm guns and four 12.7mm machine guns, remained. This fighter could carry rockets, which made it more universal and effective in attacking both ground and sea targets.

This aircraft was in production from March 1945 till June 1946 and during this time 250 units were built

Screenshots and fan art

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

Additional information (links)

Obtainable events

  • The F7F-3 Tigercat has only been available in Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. of 2016 that lasted from 22 July to 22 August. It was unlocked after obtaining 36 pilot Marks of Distinction.

References


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Icon-country-usa.png F7F-3 Tigercat
Nation USA
Design Family
Type Twin-engine fighter
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~3639 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~4049 kg
Takeoff Weight ~4800 kg
Wing Area ~18 m²
# Flap Positions 2
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1540 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~607.08 kph at 5500 m
Climb Rate ~14.10 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~287.28 kph
Turn Time ~25.21 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~199.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~8023 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~8927 lb
Takeoff Weight ~10582 lb
Wing Area ~197 ft²
# Flap Positions 2
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1540 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~377.22 mph at 18045 m
Climb Rate 46.26 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~178.51 mph
Turn Time 25.21 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~40.76 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
4 x 20 mm AN/M3 200 RPG
4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning 400 RPG
Payload Option 1
Nothing Loaded Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
2 x 🚀 210mm, 112kg BR 20 rocket
Limits
Max Speed limit 860 kph
Gear lmit 860 kph
Max static +G's ~19
Max static -G's ~19
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <420 kph
Rudder <510 kph
Elevators <510 kph
Radiator >280 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 534 mph
Gear lmit 534 mph
Max static +G's ~19
Max static -G's ~19
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <261 mph
Rudder <317 mph
Elevators <317 mph
Radiator >174 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is not 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 controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
1500 m
4921 ft
100% Enginepower 1602 hp
WEP Enginepower 1954 hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
5900 m
19357 ft
100% Enginepower 1478 hp
WEP Enginepower 1804 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)