P-43A-1 Lancer

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General info

The P-43A-1 Lancer in the garage.

The P-43A-1 Lancer is a gift Rank II American fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica" in the Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. event of 2017.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The P-43A-1 is a BnZ fighter. Although classified as a Boom and Zoomer, it can still turn with many aircraft except for Japanese fighters. It can turn with anything Russian as long as flaps are used and still retain its energy. Climb above all of the enemy aircraft then start BnZ-ing. If you get caught in a bad situation, use your turning ability to dogfight and beat the enemy.

Vehicle characteristics

The P-43A-1 is very similar to the P-47 Thunderbolt in terms of looks since the P-47 was developed from the P-43 in real life. Although similar to the P-47, the engine of the P-43 is rather weak compared to the one of the P-47. Nonetheless, the P-43 is fast for its BR range and when downtiered it can be a menace for the enemy team if used correctly.

Tactics

The P-43 is a Bnz aircraft, not exclusive BnZ however since it can turn with many aircraft (but do not turn with Japanese planes!).

Specific enemies worth noting

Bf 109 F-4s and Japanese fighters are your main worries. The Bf 109 F-4 is a very good energy fighter and a better climber than the P-43. The Japanese fighters such as the Ki-43-III and the A6M2 and the A6M3 Zeroes turn a lot better and climb decently. You need altitude to BnZ in order to fight these Japanese fighters.

Despite having only 4 .50 cals, the P-43 can engage and kill bombers.

Counter-Tactics

Smart Bf 109 F-4 pilots will energy trap you. Make them overshoot then try to reverse.

Japanese pilots will always think of turning with you so make sure you have altitude advantage in order to BnZ, as the P-43 can be troublesome for those Japanese fighters if used as a BnZ aircraft. Do NOT turn with them.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decent armament of 4 M2 Brownings.
  • Late Browning belts packs heavy firepower.
  • High red-line speed; 725 kph.
  • Decent energy retention.
  • Excellent turn time, can turn with anything but biplanes and Japanese fighters.
  • Good performance at altitude thanks to turbocharger.
  • Does not compress too badly after 650 km/h.
  • Engine runs reliably during leaks.

Cons:

  • Long takeoff.
  • Somewhat underwhelming climb rate.
  • Slow acceleration overall.
  • Extremely low ammunition count.
  • Overheats quickly.
  • Somewhat low roll rate.
  • Very fragile.

Specifications

Armaments

  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Pratt & Whitney R-1830-47 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 962 hp (Stock), 1136 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1048 hp (Stock), 1221 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 668 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney R-1830-47 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 952 hp (Stock), 1040 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1037 hp (Stock), 1125 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 668 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney R-1830-47 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 952 hp (Stock), 1040 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1037 hp (Stock), 1125 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 668 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 543 km/h
    • at height: 7,600 m
  • Max altitude: 9,700 m
  • Turn Time: 20.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 9.2 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 343 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 590 km/h
    • at height: 7,600 m
  • Max altitude: 9,700 m
  • Turn Time: 18.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 19.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 343 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 531 km/h
    • at height: 7,600 m
  • Max altitude: 9,700 m
  • Turn Time: 20.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 10.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 343 m

Upgraded*

  • Max speed: 566 km/h
    • at height: 7,600 m
  • Max altitude: 9,700 m
  • Turn Time: 19.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 18 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 343 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 531 km/h
    • at height: 7,600 m
  • Max altitude: 9,700 m
  • Turn Time: 20.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 10.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 343 m

Upgraded*

  • Max speed: 566 km/h
    • at height: 7,600 m
  • Max altitude: 9,700 m
  • Turn Time: 19.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 18 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 343 m

* - Data different from in-game stat cards

Performance



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0.26
0.53
0.8
1.06
1.33
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP



Modules and improvements

This plane is a premium plane, it comes with everything unlocked. __MODIFICATIONS__

History of creation and combat usage

The P-43 Lancer was designed by Alexander de Seversky of the Republic Aviation Company as part of a contract for the United States Army Air Corps. About 272 planes were made until the P-43 Lancer was discontinued from production. 125 of the P-43 Lancers were assigned to the Far East China Theater as part of the American Volunteer Group (nicknamed "Flying Tigers"). The P-43 Lancer would be obsolete very quickly as even more modern and superior planes were being pushed out. The P-43 Lancer would leave a legacy as it would shape the design of the P-44 Rocket which would become the famous P-47 Thunderbolt.

Screenshots and fan art

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

Additional information (links)

Obtainable events

  • The P-43A-1 has only been available in Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. of 2017 that lasted from 28 July to 28 August. It was unlocked after obtaining 7 pilot Marks of Distinction.

References


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Icon-country-usa.png P-43A-1 Lancer
Nation USA
Type Fighter
Rank 2
Battle Rating 2.7
Fighting style Boom & Zoom
Energy fighting

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Offensive armaments
2 x M2 Browning Heavy machine gun
Magazine 200 rpg
Mount Nose
2 x M2 Browning Heavy machine gun
Magazine 200 rpg
Mount Wing
Characteristics
Empty Weight
‪2,614 kg
5,763 lb
Normal Weight
3,236 kg
7,134 lb
Takeoff Weight
4,325 kg
9,535 lb
Wing Area
20.78 m²
223.7 ft²
# Flap Positions 3 (Combat, Landing, Take-off)
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes No
Arrestor Gear No
Statistics
Engine power (Stock)
962 hp
952 hp
952 hp
Engine power (Upgraded)
1136 hp
1040 hp
1040 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 19.86 s
WEP Duration
25.0 s
Infinite
Infinite
Top speed (WEP)
566 km/h at 7,622 m
352 mph at 25,006 m
Climb Rate (WEP)
10.6 m/s
34.78
Turn time (WEP) 18.78 s
Optimal climb velocity
219 km/h
136.1 mph
Wing loading (Empty)
226 kg/m²
46.3 lb/ft²
Limits
Max Speed limit
725 km/h
450 mph
Gear limit
281 km/h
174.6 mph
Flaps
Combat
450 km/h
279.6 mph
Landing
241 km/h
150 mph
Max static
+G's
12
Max static
-G's
-9
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons
<370 km/h
<230 mph
Rudder
<400 km/h
<248 mph
Elevators
<440 km/h
<273 mph
Radiator
>270 km/h
>168 mph
Manual Control
Mixer Controllable
Propellor Pitch Controllable
Feathering Not controllable
Radiator Controllable
Radiator (Oil) Controllable
Supercharger Not controllable
Turbocharger Not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
2,100-7,000 m
6,900-23,000 ft
100% Enginepower 1,100 hp
WEP Enginepower 1,200 hp
Economy
Required RP N/A
Vehicle cost N/A
Crew training cost 8,100 SL
Max repair cost*
2,100 SL
5,700 SL
2,637 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
4h 10m
5h 48m
3h 40m
Free repair time (Upgraded)
1h 23m
1h 56m
1h 13m
Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.75.0.124)