P-47N-15 Thunderbolt

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General info

The P-47N-15 in the Garage.

The P-47N-15 Thunderbolt is a Rank IV American with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB), 4.7 (RB/SB) . It was introduced in Update 1.61 "Road to Glory".


The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

Arcade Realistic Simulator

Arcade Realistic Simulator

Arcade Realistic Simulator


General play style

Vehicle characteristics

The P-47N-15 can in many ways be considered an more specialized fighter version of the P-47D series of fighters, being built solely for a boom and zoom strategy. The key difference separating the P-47N from both the D-series and other planes in general at the battle rating is it's top speed and maneuverability. bordering on just below 800 km/h, and with an airframe that can support it. This, coupled with its 8 devastating M2 .50 Brownings make it an extremely deadly and dangerous opponent.

The P-47N also has clipped wing tips, allowing it higher level flight speed and giving it a much more controllable and faster roll rate. However, these wings widened the landing gear base and added room for more fuel tanks to be added to increase its range. This however added quite a lot of weight reducing its climb rate. But Despite its clipped wings, the P-47N actually gained wing area over the other models of P-47. overall Improving its pitch tremendously.

Tactics

How to offensively Engage an enemy aircraft: From the start of the match you want to start by gaining altitude. Side climbing is heavily recommended, as many planes at the P-47's BR climb much faster vertically. Once at a high enough altitude, the P-47's greatest strength is its speed. It has great acceleration and great speed from most altitudes. From there your main operation of attack will be the simple boom and zoom tactic, or BnZ. Making good use of its amazing energy retention. However it isn't strictly limited to this role. the P-47N has very strong elevator and rudder authority. While it is not the most recommended tactic, if you are at a higher speed you can dog fight most planes for short periods of time. So long as you make use of vertical space as well as horizontal while you do it and watch your speed.

How to perform defensive fighting: The P-47N's primary defensive strength is it's powerful engine and good energy retention. As well, its maneuverability is not too bad as either. With its decent roll rate you are able to do repeated rolling maneuvers to keep out of an enemies gun sights. As a last resort if you need to. You can confidently put it in a full 90 degree dive until they pull off. It is very difficult to rip the wings of the P-47N- a great deal of speed is required.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-Tactics

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Tracer belts consists entirely of M20 API-T ammo, which shred and burn through all planes
  • One of the Fastest propeller driven aircraft currently available
  • 8x 12.7mm machine guns provide a very respectable damage output and a lot of projectiles, Capable of even taking out bombers reliably
  • Excellent high altitude performance
  • Excellent energy retention
  • Strong wings, can withstand a high speed dive much better than any other aircraft.
  • Durable engine and airframe that can take a beating.
  • Very responsive rudder and elevator controls
  • While at high speed can turn better than many planes it faces for a very brief duration (not necessarily recommended)

Cons

  • Lousy maneuverability at low speeds
  • Lower than average climb rate, slightly slower in comparison to a P-51D-30 (mostly offset by its interceptor spawn)
  • At its weakest at low altitude (yet still decently strong overall)
  • Extremely slow and sluggish if taken out with a full fuel load. (not recommended to use its full fuel load for any game mode in game)
  • Machine guns are mounted very far apart

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 8 x 12.7mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (500 rpg = 4,000 total)

Payloads

  • 1 x 500 lbs bomb
  • 2 x 1000 lbs bombs
  • 2 x 1000 lbs bombs + 1 x 500 lbs bomb
  • 10 x 127 mm rockets
  • 10 x 127 mm rockets + 1 x 500 lbs bomb
  • 10 x 127 mm rockets + 2 x 1000 lbs bombs
  • 10 x 127 mm rockets + 2 x 1000 lbs bombs + 1 x 500 lbs bomb

bombs

bombs

Bombs

nation Mass name Caliber Drag   Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen     Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen  
Bomb properties High explosive Fragmentation
Germany ✙ 1000kg sc1000 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
Germany ✙ 250kg sc250 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Germany ✙ 50kg sc50 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
Germany ✙ 500kg sc500 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Germany ✙ 10kg sd10a 152 0.8 0.3 5m 8mm 0 15m 5mm
Germany ✙ 10kg sd 10a 152 0.8 0.5 5m 10mm 0 15m 5mm
Japan ❁ 250kg mod25mark2 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Japan ❁ 500kg mod50mark2 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Japan ❁ 800kg mod80mark1 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
Japan ❁ 250kg type92mod25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Japan ❁ 500kg type92mod50 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Japan ❁ 100kg type94mod10 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
Japan ❁ 50kg type94mod5 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
Japan ❁ 60kg type97mod6 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
Japan ❁ 250kg type98mod25 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Japan ❁ 800kg type99mod25 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
Japan ❁ 800kg type99mod80 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USSR ✭ 100kg fab100 267 9.3 0.9 6m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
USSR ✭ 1000kg fab1000 450 33 360.4 30m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USSR ✭ 250kg fab250 285 16.9 6.3 10m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
USSR ✭ 50kg fab50 152 4.3 0 3m 35mm 51.3 40m 10mm
USSR ✭ 500kg fab500 392 23.7 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
USSR ✭ 1500kg fab 1500m 46 450 33 2452.7 70m 450mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USSR ✭ 3000kg fab 3000m 46 450 33 8493.2 100m 500mm 94.4 150m 15mm
Britain ♚ 453kg 1000lbs gp 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Britain ♚ 453kg 1000lbs gp mk1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Britain ♚ 453kg 1000lbs mc mk1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
Britain ♚ 113.4kg 250lbs 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
Britain ♚ 113.4kg 250lbs 43 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
Britain ♚ 113.4kg 250lbs late 267 0 5.4 13m 78mm 100.6 48m 12mm
Britain ♚ 226.8kg 500lbs 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Britain ♚ 226.8kg 500lbs 43 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
Britain ♚ 1815kg mk2 cookie 450 100 4955.1 80m 400mm 87.6 200m 15mm
USA ✪ 453.6kg 1000lb anm65 cone 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
USA ✪ 453.6kg 1000lb anm65a1 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
USA ✪ 453.6kg 1000lbs 392 37 100 25m 160mm 100 120m 15mm
USA ✪ 45.4kg 100lb anm30 152 4.3 1 8m 50mm 51.3 40m 10mm
USA ✪ 45.4kg 100lbs 152 4.3 1 8m 50mm 51.3 40m 10mm
USA ✪ 907.2kg 2000lbs 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USA ✪ 907.2kg 2000lbs anm66 450 49.6 640.9 40m 250mm 94.4 150m 15mm
USA ✪ 113.4kg 250lb anm57 267 9.3 4.1 12m 75mm 102.3 45m 12mm
USA ✪ 226.8kg 500lb anm64a1 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm
USA ✪ 226.8kg 500lbs 285 16.9 15.7 16m 100mm 111 80m 12mm

Rockets

Rockets

Aircraft Rockets

Nation Mass Name Velocity Caliber Drag   Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen     Damage  
  Rating  
  Radius     Pen  
Rocket properties High explosive Fragmentation
Germany ✙ 110.9kg br20 350m/s 210 100 210.8 5m 75mm 100 50m 10mm
Germany ✙ 3.85kg r4m orkan rocket 525m/s 55 0 0.6 1m 12mm 5.2 25m 8mm
Germany ✙ 2.78kg rz65 rocket 260m/s 73 17.5 0 0.9m 10mm 13.1 15m 8mm
Japan ❁ 60kg 60kg 340m/s 82 21.1 99.9 6m 60mm 0 15m 8mm
USSR ✭ 41.9kg rs132 350m/s 132 14 27.9 3m 75mm 43.3 25m 10mm
USSR ✭ 7.84kg rs82 340m/s 82 0 0.6 1m 23mm 16.9 12m 8mm
Britain ♚ 64kg hvar 420m/s 127 14 29.3 3.5m 75mm 98.6 17m 12mm
Britain ♚ 43kg rp3 350m/s 76 10.5 35.8 3.5m 75mm 56.7 15m 5mm
USA ✪ 583kg 11 75 in tiny tim 300m/s 298 17.5 1289.2 13m 120mm 183.4 45m 12mm
USA ✪ 64kg 5 in hvar 420m/s 127 14 29.3 3.5m 75mm 98.6 17m 12mm
USA ✪ 17kg m8bazooka 250m/s 114 3.5 6 1m 29mm 16.8 25m 7mm

Engine & Mobility

Arcade Realistic Simulator

Arcade Realistic Simulator

Arcade Realistic Simulator


Engine

Name: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-57C 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1770 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2466 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1070 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-57C 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1746 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2442 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1070 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney R-2800-57C 18-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1746 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2442 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1070 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 711 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 13,500 m
  • Turn Time: 31.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 1.8 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 13,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 697 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 13,500 m
  • Turn Time: 32.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 13,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 697 km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 13,500 m
  • Turn Time: 32.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.0 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 9,144 m
  • Max altitude: 13,500 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m

Performance

P-47N-15 Thunderbolt/Horsepower graph

Modules and improvements

__MODIFICATIONS__

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

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Additional information (links)

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