B-239 (Sweden)

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▄B-239
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Description

The ▄Brewster Model 239 is a rank I Swedish fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB) and 2.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Fire and Ice". The B-239 is denavalized version of the F2A-1 Buffalo found in the US tech tree.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 400 m460 km/h
Turn time16 s
Max altitude9 900 m
EngineWright R-1820-G5
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight3 t
Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 5,400 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 438 421 9900 16.7 17.2 10.5 10.5 130
Upgraded 484 460 15.8 16.0 19.1 14.2

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
761 280 425 380 240 ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ~300 < ~320 < ~350 > ___

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear280 km/h
Armour
  • 8.5 mm steel - Pilot seat
Survivability
  • Self-sealing wing tanks
  • Exposed engine and oil cooling system, prone to damage

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB220 → 276 Sl icon.png
RB470 → 590 Sl icon.png
SB890 → 1 117 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications5 970 Rp icon.png
4 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost410 Ge icon.png
Crew training1 800 Sl icon.png
Experts6 300 Sl icon.png
Aces80 Ge icon.png
Research Aces140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
20 / 40 / 90 % Sl icon.png
106 / 106 / 106 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
300 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
300 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
340 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
740 Rp icon.png
Cost:
560 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
740 Rp icon.png
Cost:
560 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
970 Rp icon.png
Cost:
730 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
340 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
970 Rp icon.png
Cost:
730 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
LKk_42_belt_pack
Research:
400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
300 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
LKk_42_new_gun
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
340 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 14 x 12.7 mm LKk/42 machine gun
Ammunition1 300 rounds
Fire rate1 100 shots/min
Main article: LKk/42 (12.7 mm)

The B-239 (Sweden) is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm LKk/42 machine guns, nose-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm LKk/42 machine guns, wing-mounted (400 rpg = 800 total)

Usage in battles

You are pretty manoeuvrable and can win a dogfight against most enemies, the exception being Spitfires and Japanese single engine fighters. Be wary of you poor energy retention though, this leads you to gain an advantage in the first couple of turns in your dogfight but you should try to avoid longer fights, by any means. You can use flaps to get the maximal turn rate possible. You can also climb at the beginning of a match, get to 3-4 km while climbing at 220 km/h IAS. Once you see enemy fighters, level out and stay above 280-300 km/h, this ensures you can at least follow one or two turns, to get a good shot in. If this fails, dive away and reposition.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

Pros:

  • Very manoeuvrable
  • Effective weaponry
  • Above average climb rate

Cons:

  • Quite slow
  • Vital components not protected by armour

History

44 F2A-1 Buffallos (B-239 in Finnish service) were delivered in 1940 and they achieved great success in combat with Soviet aircraft. Ilmari Juutilainen scored 34 kills flying it.

Media

Skins

See also

Related development

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


Brewster Aeronautical Corporation
Fighters  F2A-1 · Thach's F2A-1 · F2A-3
Export  ▄B-239

Sweden fighters
ASJA  J6B
Saab  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
FFVS  J22-A · J22-B
Finland 
VL  Mörkö-Morane · VL Myrsky II · VL Pyörremyrsky
(NL) Fokker  ▄Fokker D.XXI-3 · ▄Fokker D.XXI
(DE) Messerschmitt  ▄Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 109 G-6 Erla · ▄Bf 109 G-6
Other  ▄B-239 · ▄Hurricane Mk I/L
Foreign Import  J8A · Iacobi's J8A · J11 · J20 · J26