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

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

  • Offensive armament:
    • Incredible destructive capabilities of the 75 mm HEI-T shells, will decimate any aerial targets upon contact.
    • Fantastic anti-armor capabilities with the AP-T shells. The AP-T shells carry characteristics of APHE shells, minimizing the number of hits on a selected target for a kill.
    • 75 mm M10 cannon has great accuracy at close ranges.
    • Can use the two forward-firing .50 caliber machine guns vs. fighter aircraft and light targets.
  • Survivability:
    • Protected from every angle of attack by two .50 caliber machine gun turrets.
    • Reasonably fast for an attack aircraft.
    • Reasonably maneuverable.
    • Can tank quite a bit of damage.
  • Utility:
    • Can work as a heavy fighter in a pinch.
    • Is in essence a more maneuverable and faster PBJ-1H.

Cons

  • Offensive armament:
    • 75 mm M10 cannon has a low muzzle velocity.
    • 75 mm M10 cannon lacks accuracy for long range shooting.
    • Massive shell drop-off.
    • Limited cannon ammunition (20 rounds).
    • Only two .50 caliber machine guns.
  • Survivability:
    • Will red-line and compress at ~690-700 kph (~429-435 mph)
    • A single crew member operates the two defensive turrets (will lose all defensive capabilities if the turret operator is killed).
    • Will lose a lot of speed in turns.
  • Offensive abilities:
    • Terrible maneuverability at low speeds.
    • Bad climb rate.
    • Cannot turn without bleeding too much speed.

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)

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.

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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Icon-country-usa.png XA-38 Grizzly
Nation USA
Design Family Beechcraft
Type Attacker
Fighting style Ground attack

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Empty Weight ~???? kg
Empty Weight + fuel ~???? kg
Takeoff Weight ~???? kg
Wing Area ~?? m²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 2
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine ???? hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~???.?? kph at ?000 m
Climb Rate ~??.?? m/s
Optimal climb velocity ~???.?? kph
Turn Time ~??.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~???.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~???? lb
Empty Weight + fuel ~???? lb
Takeoff Weight ~???? lb
Wing Area ~??? ft²
# Flap Positions 3
Number of Engines 2
Air Brakes no
Arrestor Gear no
Statistics
Power per Engine ???? hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~???.?? mph at ????? m
Climb Rate ??.?? ft/s
Optimal climb velocity ~???.?? mph
Turn Time ??.00 s
Wing loading (Empty) ~??.?? lb/ft²
Main Weapons
? x ?? RPG
? x ?00 RPG
Payload Option 1
Nothing Loaded Clean Plane
Payload Option 2
? x ? ? Bomb
Payload Option 3
? x ? ? Bomb
Payload Option 4
? x ? ? rocket
Limits
Max Speed limit ??? kph
Gear lmit ??? kph
Max static +G's ~??
Max static -G's ~21
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <??? kph
Rudder <??0 kph
Elevators <??0 kph
Radiator >??0 kph
Limits
Max Speed limit ??? mph
Gear lmit ??? mph
Max static +G's ~??
Max static -G's ~??
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <??? mph
Rudder <??? mph
Elevators <??? mph
Radiator >??? mph
Manual Control
Mixer is 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 controllable
Turbocharger is controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
2000 m
6562 ft
100% Enginepower ??00 hp
WEP Enginepower ???? hp
Compressor settings 2
Optimal Altitude
4300 m
14108 ft
100% Enginepower ???? hp
WEP Enginepower ???? 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)