F7F-3 Tigercat

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General info

The F7F-3 Tigercat is a 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

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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)

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AN M3

Pros

Cons



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M2 Late Browning USA

Pros

  • Improved shells over "M2 Early"
  • Very high shell velocity
    • Accurate.
    • Easy to lead shots with.
  • More powerful than the .30cals.
  • High rate of fire, though lower than the .30cals.

Cons

  • Weaker than cannons
  • Like the .30cals, default belts usually contain ball ammunition.


Engine & mobility

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Engine

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

Performance

F7F-3 Tigercat/Horsepower graph

Modules and Improvements

As a premium this plane comes fully spaded. __MODIFICATIONS__

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

Ingame description

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Screenshots and fan art

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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.

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