P-40C

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General info

The P-40C in the garage.

The P-40C is a gift Rank II American fighter with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/SB) and 2.7 (RB). It was introduced during Update 1.75 "La Résistance" in the 2017 "Festive Quest" that took place between 22 December 2017 to 22 January 2018. It was obtained via completing 7 pilot's Christmas toys.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The play style of this aircraft is very similar to that of the P-40E. (Mostly because it's merely an earlier variant of the plane). That being said, if you have a moment where you forget something with this plane, try to go back to how you flew the P-40E.

Vehicle characteristics

The P-40C is nearly identical in looks to its' older brother, the P-40E. However, the distinguishing part of the P-40C is are the nose-mounted .50 Caliber machine guns. This allows you to have a denser cone of fire in contrast to other US aircraft at this battle rating.

Tactics

The most plausible manner to use this aircraft is in the Boom-n'-Zoom role, given its fast speed in a dive. In addition, the nose-mounted .50 Cals can help you preform certain attacks a P-40E pilot could dream of doing. However, there are certain methods to using the plane, as it is an earlier iteration of the P-40.

The first method is to climb to altitude, and try to intercept enemy attackers and bombers. This tends to play in favor of the P-40C, due to its excellent top speed of 528 kph (328 mph) at 3,800 meters (12,467 feet.) That being said though, you are inhibited by its relatively slow rate of climb of only 10 meters/second (32 feet/second.) On the contrary, once you reach altitude, BnZ as much as you want against bombers, as your high dive speed will make it difficult for most gunners to target you. In addition, you have a nice turn speed of 21 seconds, which can allow you to snap over on some opponents with relative impunity. If you do find yourself fighting in the vertical, flaps will also be of use to you, as they do have a decent speed tolerance before they snap off.

Specific enemies worth noting

Perhaps the biggest threat comes from facing any Japanese plane at this battle rating. They can turn so much faster than you as to bleed your speed and energy to the point of stalling out. The greatest threats come from the Ki-44s and the A6M2-N. In addition, the Ki-43 has significantly greater maneuverability than you. The vast majority of these planes have guns similar in caliber to a .50 Cal, which means that they have the firepower to dispatch you at a fairly fast rate.

In terms of the British, any Spitfire or Hurricane will out-turn you. While they do not have as heavy of armament as you do, the shear rate of fire from the .308s can light up exposed ares of the plane, or even score a pilot kill. While it is mostly unlikely, the Spitfire Mk. IIb not only boasts maneuverability, but also two 20 mm Hispano cannons, which can tear you to bits. In addition, almost all British fighters can out-climb you, which leaves you at a disadvantage in energy.

The Germans have the most planes that can give you a problem, due to the vast majority of them having 20 mm cannons. Most notably are aircraft like the Bf-110 and the Bf-109 E-3. You also do have to worry about aircraft like the Bf-109 F-1, which has a 20 mm cannon in the propeller hub. While it is unlikely, you may also face the Fw-190 A-1. Most German planes will have a significantly better climb rate than you and be able to energy fight you more efficiently. As mentioned earlier, most German planes boast much heavier firepower than you, which renders you at a disadvantage in punching power.

Most Russian planes will also give you a run for your money. Almost all of the Russian planes boast only nose-mounted weaponry, giving them a significant advantage over most allied planes. The most common enemies to worry about are any plane with the prefix "Yak." Perhaps the most common cause of US teams being defeated by the Russians, is the fact that they head on an IL-2. Never under any circumstance head on an IL-2.

Counter-tactics

As mentioned earlier, the P-40C has nose-mounted .50 Cals, which can make short work of almost any fighter at battle rating 2.3. The aircraft also has a tighter turning time than the P-40E, which can give a P-40C pilot a small advantage. If a P-40C finds its way onto your tail, try to make the pilot over-shoot or bleed energy. The cockpit, while having more protection than an open top and a bubble canopy, is still a fairly vulnerable spot, so pilot snipes aren't uncommon.

Heads up for German and Russian pilots! While aircraft like the Bf-110, LaGG-3 and the Yaks have nose-mounted weaponry, an experienced P-40C player can still make you pay dearly in a head-on. If you find yourself in a head on with a P-40C, fire a short burst, then hit the deck to avoid being hit by return fire. This is especially true with the Russians due to their wooden air frame.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Similar learning curb to the P-40E.
  • Rather sturdy airframe.
  • Nose-Mounted .50 Cals! This allows for more accurate firing in contrast to most US planes.
  • Plentiful .30 Cal ammunition.
  • Relatively fast for its battle rating.
  • The plane carries a 500 lb bomb, which can be useful against ground targets (Tank RB).
  • Tighter turning circle than the P-40E

Cons:

  • You will most likely run out of .50 Cal ammunition before running out of .30 Cal ammunition, which means you lose a fair deal of your punch.
  • Decent energy retention leaves some things to be desired.
  • Modest rear-cockpit visibility (Sim).
  • Only a modest climb rate.

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (235 rpg = 470 total)
  • 4 x 7.62 mm Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (500 rpg inner + 480 rpg outer = 1,960 total)

Payloads

  • Without load
  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb

Armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 9.5 mm Steel plate in the nose.
  • 8 mm Steel plate behind the pilot.

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Allison V-1710-33 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 755 hp (Stock), 1000 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 935 hp (Stock), 1180 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 600 kg
Name: Allison V-1710-33 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 745 hp (Stock), 860 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 925 hp (Stock), 1040 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 600 kg
Name: Allison V-1710-33 12-cylinder inline
  • Cooling type: Water
  • Max power: 745 hp (Stock), 860 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 925 hp (Stock), 1040 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 600 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 531 km/h
    • at height: 4,500 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 20.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 8.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 343 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 591 km/h
    • at height: 4,500 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 17.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 19.2 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 343 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 521 km/h
    • at height: 4,500 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 20.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 8.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 343 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 561 km/h
    • at height: 4,500 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 19.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 12.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 343 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 521 km/h
    • at height: 4,500 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 20.7 s
  • Rate of Climb: 8.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 343 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 561 km/h
    • at height: 4,500 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 19.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 12.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 343 m

Performance

P-40C/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)

[News] P-40C: Flying Tiger

Obtainable events

The P-40C has only been available so far in the 2017 "Festive Quest" that took place between 22 December 2017 to 22 January 2018. It was obtained via completing 7 pilot's Christmas toys.

References


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Icon-country-usa.png P-40C
Nation USA
Type Fighter
Rank 2
Battle Rating
2.3
2.7
2.3
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Offensive armaments
2 x M2 Browning Heavy machine gun
Magazine 235 rpg
Mount Nose
2 x Browning Machine gun
Magazine 500 rpg
Mount Inner wing
2 x Browning Machine gun
Magazine 480 rpg
Mount Outer wing
Characteristics
Empty Weight
3,305 kg
7,286 lb
Normal Weight
3,840 kg
8,466 lb
Takeoff Weight
4,212 kg
9,286 lb
Wing Area
21.9 m²
236 ft²
# Flap Positions 3 (Combat, Landing, Take-off)
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes No
Arrestor Gear No
Statistics
Engine power (Stock)
755 hp
745 hp
745 hp
Engine power (Upgraded)
1000 hp
860 hp
860 hp
Top speed
528 km/h at 3,600 m
328 mph at 11,811 ft
Climb Rate
8.0 m/s
26.2 ft/s
Turn time 22.7 s
WEP Duration
25.0 s
Infinite
Infinite
Top speed (WEP)
560 km/h at 3,800 m
348 mph at 12,467 ft
Climb Rate (WEP)
10.6 m/s
34.8 ft/s
Turn time (WEP) 21.0 s
Optimal climb velocity
225 km/h
140 mph
Wing loading (Empty)
175 kg/m²
35.8 lb/ft²
Limits
Max Speed limit
780 km/h
485 mph
Gear limit
300 km/h
185 mph
Flaps
Combat
595 km/h
370 mph
Landing
244 km/h
152 mph
Take-off
444 km/h
276 mph
Max static
+G's
12
Max static
-G's
-6
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons
<420 km/h
<261 mph
Rudder
<380 km/h
<236 mph
Elevators
<420 km/h
<261 mph
Radiator
>310 km/h
>193 mph
Manual Control
Mixer Controllable
Propellor Pitch Controllable
Automatic pitch
Feathering Not controllable
Radiator Controllable
Automatic
Radiator (Oil) Not controllable
Automatic
Supercharger Not controllable
Turbocharger Not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
700 m
12,008 ft
100% Engine power 970 hp
Economy
Required RP N/A
Vehicle cost N/A
Crew training cost 4,700 SL
Max repair cost*
1,020 SL
3,650 SL
1,809 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
1h 04m
2h 08m
1h 34m
Free repair time (Upgraded)
21m
42m
31m
Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.75.0.99)