Rasmussen's P-36A Hawk

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General info

Rasmussen's P-36A Hawk is a gift Rank I American fighter with a battle rating of 1.3 (RB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. Rasmussen's P-36A Hawk is an unique American low tier aircraft in War Thunder. Although it does not appear in the American tech tree, it can be purchased through a DLC pack on Steam. The plane is modeled after the one that Philip M. Rasmussen flew on the island of Oahu during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The plane is no different in perfomance from the normal P-36A. The best tactic to use would be boom & zoom. Without much fire power or ammo, new players may find the aircraft difficult to use. However, the plane can make an excellent low tier bomber interceptor and performs rather well in a dog fight.

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Unique aircraft, it's cool to have.
  • It's .50 cal at a low tier can be effective at downing enemy planes quickly.
  • Good climb speed for its tier.
  • Very good turn rate, can boom and zoom easily.
  • Decent energy retention.
  • Nose mounted armaments.
  • Pilot is protected by an armored plate from behind the seat.

Cons:

  • Despite being a premium plane, it has no premium reward.
  • Individual modules still need to be researched.
  • Low amount of ammo. In arcade this isn't really a problem.
  • Rather fragile.
  • Bad roll rate.
  • No armor from the front of the cockpit.
  • Huge blind spot behind the pilot's seat.

Specifications

Armaments

  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (200 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg)

Engine & Mobility

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Engine

Name: Pratt & Whitney R-1830-17 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 918 hp (Stock), 1165 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1092 hp (Stock), 1340 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 675 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney R-1830-17 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 907 hp (Stock), 1025 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1081 hp (Stock), 1199 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 675 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney R-1830-17 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 907 hp (Stock), 1025 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1081 hp (Stock), 1199 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 675 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 476 km/h
    • at height: 3,048 m
  • Max altitude: 10,058 m
  • Turn Time: 17.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 168 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 534 km/h
    • at height: 3,048 m
  • Max altitude: 10,058 m
  • Turn Time: 17.1 s
  • Rate of Climb: 19.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 168 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 465 km/h
    • at height: 3,048 m
  • Max altitude: 10,058 m
  • Turn Time: 18.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 6.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 168 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 504 km/h
    • at height: 3,048 m
  • Max altitude: 10,058 m
  • Turn Time: 17.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 10.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 168 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 465 km/h
    • at height: 3,048 m
  • Max altitude: 10,058 m
  • Turn Time: 18.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 6.9 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 168 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 504 km/h
    • at height: 3,048 m
  • Max altitude: 10,058 m
  • Turn Time: 17.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 10.6 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 168 m

Performance

Warning this is still in the test phase and is probably incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data taken from 1.55)



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0.26
0.52
0.78
1.04
1.3
Horsepower in 1000hp
Altitude in 1000m

Supercharger Stage #1: 100%

Supercharger Stage #1: WEP



Modules and improvements

__MODIFICATIONS__

History of creation and combat usage

This specific aircraft was used by Philip M. Rasmussen during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He and three other pilots took off to engage enemy fighters. Rasmussem is documented to have shot down an A6M Zero before being forced to land due to extensive damage suffered by his aircraft.

Ingame description

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Screenshots and fan art

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

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-usa.png Rasmussen's P-36A Hawk
Nation USA
Type Fighter
Fighting style Boom & Zoom

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Characteristics
Empty Weight ~2056 kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~2500 kg
Takeoff Weight ~2649 kg
Wing Area ~22 m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1025 hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~589.00 kph at 3048 m
Climb Rate ~10.60 m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~220.32 kph
Turn Time ~22.88 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~94.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~4533 lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~5512 lb
Takeoff Weight ~5840 lb
Wing Area ~236 ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 1
Air Breaks no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine 1025 hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~365.99 mph at 10000 m
Climb Rate 34.78 ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~136.90 mph
Turn Time 22.88 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~19.25 lb/ft²
Main Weapons
2 x M2/early Browning 240 RPG
2 x M2/early Browning 291 RPG
2 x M2/early Browning 312 RPG
Payload Option 1
Nothing Loaded Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
2 x 💣 100 lbs AN-M30 Bomb
Payload Option 3
1 x 💣 500 lbs Bomb
Payload Option 4
2 x 💣 100 lbs AN-M30 Bomb
1 x 💣 500 lbs Bomb
Limits
Max Speed limit 670 kph
Gear lmit 290 kph
Combat Flaps 520 kph
Max static +G's ~12
Max static -G's ~5
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <290 kph
Rudder <380 kph
Elevators <460 kph
Radiator >250 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit 416 mph
Gear lmit 180 mph
Combat Flaps 323 mph
Max static +G's ~12
Max static -G's ~5
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <180 mph
Rudder <236 mph
Elevators <286 mph
Radiator >155 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is not controllable
Pitch is controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
1981 m
6499 ft
100% Enginepower 1050 hp
WEP Enginepower 1229 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt (data from 1.57 initial release)


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