Kingcobra "Animal"

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General info

Kingcobra "Animal" in the Garage.

The textKingcobra is a gift Rank III American fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB) and 4.7 (SB). It was introduced Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm" during the "Flying Serpent, Crouching Tiger" event spanning between 31 March to 03 April 2018. This Kingcobra "animal" is a gift version of the P-63C-5 Kingcobra.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

This aircraft is an improved version of the previous Kingcobra carrying the same armament and main gun. The aircraft is still a high altitude interceptor/ Energy fighter, with it's turn radius slightly better than before. The quick dive speed and high energy retention allows the player, with the correct altitude, to engage opponents below numerous times using the high yo-yo method. This aircraft should not be used for ground attacking due to it's average ammo count.

The 37mm M10 cannon is ridiculously powerful. Aim carefully when firing, and do not fire too quickly, lest your gun jam and you lose your main weapon. A single shot to a wing or fuselage of an enemy plane will be all that it takes to bring it down.

The M2 Brownings are similar to the guns on the Bf-109- spotters. Use them to judge the range for your cannon shot. They are almost useless (except for those lucky pilot kills) offensively.

Unfortunately, the C-5 is relatively inferior to its predecessors. It has far less cannon ammo (with slightly higher damage), and a lower climb rate than the A-10. However, this is relatively trivial as both planes are generally evenly matched. Keep this in mind, though, when selecting your load out of planes.

Tactics

It is recommended to use the P-63 against large fighters and bombers. It is far easier to hit a bomber with the cannon then a small fighter with it.

Head-on attacks are not advisable- the large cannon combined with the relatively weak M2s make for poor head on accuracy. Only engage in head-ons if you are absolutely confident in your aim.

BnZing is also an effective tactic with this plane. It's large cannon makes getting shots while diving relatively easy, and its high climb rate and energy retention can get it to safety.

Bomber hunting is also extremely effective with the P-63- a large bomber is far easier to hit with a massive cannon. A single shot can take off a bomber's wing. However, don't spam the cannon. Keep the delay between shots at a 1-1.5 seconds. Firing too quickly will result in a jam, which makes your plane almost useless offensively.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent dive speed.
  • Excellent energy retention.
  • Better-than-average climb rate.
  • Good flat out speed.
  • Good cannon damage.

Cons:

  • Average turn time.
  • Worse-than-average performance at low speeds.
  • Ineffective armament against higher tier aircraft.
  • Prone to engine damage when being chased.
  • Default paint scheme makes the aircraft visible at longer distance.

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 1 x 37 mm M10 cannon, nose-mounted (58 rpg)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)

Payloads

  • Without load
  • 3 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Allison V-1710-117 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1263 hp (Stock), ___ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1264 hp (Stock), ___ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 594 kg
Name: Allison V-1710-117 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1250 hp (Stock), ___ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1252 hp (Stock), ___ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 594 kg
Name: Allison V-1710-117 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 1250 hp (Stock), ___ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1252 hp (Stock), ___ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 594 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 640 km/h
    • at height: 4,572 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: 24.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 16.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 289 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 4,572 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: _._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 289 m}}
Stock
  • Max speed: 626 km/h
    • at height: 4,572 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: 24.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 18.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 289 m}

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 4,572 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: _._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 289 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 626 km/h
    • at height: 4,572 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: 24.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 18.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 289 m}

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 4,572 m
  • Max altitude: 12,500 m
  • Turn Time: _._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 289 m

Performance

Kingcobra Animal/Horsepower graph

Modules and improvements

Initially, the aircraft's flat speed is not fast enough to outrun Fw 190 A and F 8s that it may face, so it's recommended to upgrade engine performance first. Armament, although it won't improve greatly, is the next recommendation considering how underwhelming it may be on some occasions- do this by researching ammo belts, then improvements to the cannon.

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Additional information (links)

Flying Serpent, Crouching Tiger

References


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