XA-38 Grizzly

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General info

The XA-38 Grizzly in the garage.

The XA-38 Grizzly is a premium Rank IV American attacker with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

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General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

When flying the XA-38 Grizzly, do note it can be used as either a interceptor (bomber hunter) or a ground attack/close air support aircraft. Its best to fire your machine guns or your 75mm cannon separately as they both aim differently.

Bomber Hunter:

When using the XA-38 Grizzly, it can be used as a bomber hunter. The ammo of choice when dealing with enemy bombers is HEI-T 1 single hit from this shell will destroy any bomber (or plane).

Ground Attack/Close Air Support

The XA-38 Grizzly is a great plane for ground pounding. The 75mm cannon AP-T can reliably destroy pillboxes, medium tanks and light tanks, while the HEI-T can destroy any thinly armoured vehicles.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-Tactics

Pros and cons

Pros

  • 75mm cannon can destroy if not cripple any plane that it may hit with the HEI-T round.
  • 75mm cannon is very accurate at close range shooting.
  • HEI-T round will destroy any plane or thinly armoured vehicle.
  • AP-T round is capable of destroying any ground target.

Cons

  • relatively low velocity of the 75mm cannon.
  • 75mm cannon is very inaccurate at long range sniping.
  • Poor climb rate.
  • Limited ammunition for the 75mm cannon (20 rounds).
  • 75mm cannon has a lot of shell drop.
  • Single gunner controls two defensive turrets (if knocked out all the defensive firepower of the XA-38 Grizzly is neutralized).
  • Red lines and compresses around 690-700kph/429-435mph.

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 1 x 75 mm M10 cannon, nose-mounted (20 rpg)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, chin-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

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M2 Browning Turret

Pros

Cons


Defensive armaments

  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, dorsal mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, ventral mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Payloads

  • 4 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs
  • 4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Wright R-3350-43 18-cylinder radial x2
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1839 hp (Stock), 2187 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 2001 hp (Stock), 2348 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1212 kg
Name: Wright R-3350-43 18-cylinder radial x2
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1819 hp (Stock), 1995 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1981 hp (Stock), 2157 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1212 kg
Name: Wright R-3350-43 18-cylinder radial x2
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 1819 hp (Stock), 1995 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 1981 hp (Stock), 2157 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 1212 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 546 km/h
    • at height: 4,573 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 29.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 7.2 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 595 km/h
    • at height: 4,573 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 26.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 17.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 528 km/h
    • at height: 4,573 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 30.1 s
  • Rate of Climb: 8.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 569 km/h
    • at height: 4,573 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 28.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 11.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 528 km/h
    • at height: 4,573 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 30.1 s
  • Rate of Climb: 8.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 569 km/h
    • at height: 4,573 m
  • Max altitude: 8,000 m
  • Turn Time: 28.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 11.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 700 m

Performance

XA-38 Grizzly/Horsepower graph

Modules and improvements

The XA-38 Grizzly is a premium plane and therefore comes with everything unlocked. __MODIFICATIONS__

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

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

Additional information (links)

[Devblog] XA-38 Grizzly - Packing a Punch

References


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