B6N1 Model 11

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This page is about the Japanese bomber B6N1 Model 11. For other versions, see B6N (Family).
B6N1 Model 11
B6N1 Model 11
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Description

The B6N1 Model 11 is a rank II Japanese bomber with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB) and 2.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update "Starfighters".

The B6N1 in flight

The Allied reporting name for this aircraft was "Jill".

It is the successor to the B5N, and if you liked the B5N2, you will LOVE the B6N1 Model 11. Simply put, the B6N is a faster, more well defended B5N, and it will prove useful in a combat situation.

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Max speed
at 4 800 m464 km/h
Turn time21 s
Max altitude9 400 m
EngineNakajima Mamoru 11
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight6 t

Great rudder responsiveness, good roll rate, and surprisingly good energy retention! The B6N1 Model 11 is capable of turnfighting with its humble frontal machine gun, and if they get on your 6, your turrets will offer some protection.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 4,800 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 445 428 9400 21.4 22.3 7.7 7.7 270
Upgraded 484 464 20.8 21.0 15.3 11.1

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
650 310 368 354 280 ~11 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 300 < 300 < 310 > 300
The new cockpit of the B6N1

Survivability and armour

Crew3 people
Speed of destruction
Structural650 km/h
Gear310 km/h
  • No armour
  • Non-self sealing fuel tanks (3 in each wing)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB560 → 706 Sl icon.png
RB1 400 → 1 765 Sl icon.png
SB1 500 → 1 891 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications6 920 Rp icon.png
9 440 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost530 Ge icon.png
Crew training3 000 Sl icon.png
Experts10 000 Sl icon.png
Aces130 Ge icon.png
Research Aces160 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
30 / 110 / 170 % Sl icon.png
112 / 112 / 112 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
530 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
560 Rp icon.png
Cost:
760 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
530 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
560 Rp icon.png
Cost:
760 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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type89_belt_pack
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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17 3/4 in (mod45)
Research:
350 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
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type92_turret_belt_pack
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
530 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon torpedo.png
Improved torpedo
Research:
390 Rp icon.png
Cost:
530 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
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type97_new_gun
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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12 in (mod30)
Research:
430 Rp icon.png
Cost:
590 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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type92_turret_new_gun
Research:
560 Rp icon.png
Cost:
760 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
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14 in (mod35)
Research:
560 Rp icon.png
Cost:
760 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition400 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min
Main article: Type 97 navy (7.7 mm)

The B6N1 Model 11 is armed with:

  • 1 x 7.7 mm Type 97 navy machine gun, wing-mounted (400 rpg)
    B6N1 in Gray camouflage, available on WT Live

Choose your rounds wisely. The Stealth belt is a great pick because it has two incendiary bullets, and lots of armour-piercing rounds. Universal is a great pick if you need a tracer or two to guide your shots. Don't use the Tracers belt, it won't do much. Default isn't really good, the ball bullets hinder performance.

Suspended armament

Number of setups5
List of setups
Setup 16 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 ground bomb
Setup 22 x 250 kg Navy Type Number 25 Model 2 bomb
Setup 31 x 800 kg Number 80 Mod. 1 bomb
Setup 41 x Type 91 Model 2 torpedo (835 kg)
Setup 51 x Type 91 Model 3 torpedo (850 kg)

The B6N1 Model 11 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 6 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 bombs (360 kg total)
  • 2 x 250 kg Navy Type Number 25 Model 2 bombs (500 kg total)
  • 1 x 800 kg Navy Type Number 80 Model 1 bomb (800 kg total)
  • 1 x 835 kg Type 91 Model 2 torpedo
  • 1 x 850 kg Type 91 Model 3 torpedo

The 800 kg bomb will destroy 1 base, it's a good pick for maps with few ground targets! The 250 kg bombs are great for destroying pillboxes and tanks, but you can only have two of them. Make sure to use a slight dive when bombing and use the bombsight for increased accuracy! The 6 x 60 kg bombs are a great option for this plane. Since they weigh so little, you can be super accurate with these bombs, just aim the crosshair where you want the bomb to drop, and pull up. No need for a bomb sight!!! Use these bombs for light targets such as AAA, Vehicles, Armoured Cars, Artillery, Howitzers, Machine Guns, and Bridges. The torpedoes are not really useful for this plane in air battles, as ships only spawn in pacific maps, and this plane is at too low of a BR to be put in a Pacific Theater battle.

B6N1 showing off its large wings. These wings give the plane a great speed and turning ability

Defensive armament

2 х Turret7.7 mm Type 92 machine gun
Ammunition679 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: Type 92 (7.7 mm)

The B6N1 Model 11 is defended by:

  • 1 x 7.7 mm Type 92 machine gun, dorsal turret (679 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.7 mm Type 92 machine gun, ventral turret (679 rpg)

The Type 92 turrets are absolutely horrible at dealing with higher BR planes, but it works wonders on biplanes. You will often face certain biplanes at this BR, and since they are slow, you can often get good shots on them. Use the Default belt and shoot into the engine to start an inextinguishable engine fire. This works quite often with the Default belt. The AP-T round is a good pick if you aren't a good gunner, because the extra tracers will scare the enemy off. Most biplanes don't want to get too close when they see a wave of tracers appear from your turrets.

The B6N1 diving on an unsuspecting target

Usage in battles

This plane is great for bombing medium tanks, light pillboxes, howitzers, and vehicles. Since it is so fast, it can make multiple trips to the airfield if a resupply of bombs is needed.

For naval maps and naval gamemode it's best advised to bring the torpedo and hit ships in a quick, close, hit and run style torpedo run, the engine allows for high speeds and Japanese torpedoes are among the highest speed resistant torpedoes in-game at the cost of range of only 2 km. It is also a possibility of squading up with friends / other torpedo carrying planes to dispose of the enemy carriers / battleships in a multiple hit torpedo strike.

Your frontal machine gun is your biggest asset. Unlike the B5N2 or other B6Ns, the B6N1 carries a frontal machine gun that can destroy light AAA trucks or Armoured cars. Or even enemy planes in uptiers, as the B6N has an amazing turn rate for a monoplane, but will have issues trying to out-turn biplanes.

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

B6N1 trying to torpedo the USS Sims

Pros:

  • B6N for Carrier-based torpedo bomber
  • Common Navy plane construction:
    • Excellent manoeuvrability
  • B6N Specific:
    • Great engine power, produces 1660 hp
    • High top speed for a torpedo bomber (464 km/h)
    • Ventral gunner
  • Model 11 Specific:
    • Has offensive capabilities

Cons:

  • B6N for Carrier-based torpedo bomber
    • No airbrakes
    • Relatively Large target
  • Common Navy plane construction:
  • B6N Specific:
    • Dead zones directly behind the aircraft, you are better off turn fighting and using your turrets while they struggle to complete the turn
  • B6N1 Model 11 Specific:
    • Single 7.7 mm in the left wing

History

Main article: History of the B6N

An excellent replacement for the Nakajima B5N in the role of on-board torpedo aircraft, the B6N Tenzan entered service very late, after more than two years of testing. Named JILL in the Allied code, this large single-engine plane appeared as a prototype in spring 1941. The first tests revealed serious steering stability problems. Subsequently, there were difficulties in developing the engine and the need to reinforce the landing gear. After 133 units of the first version of the B6N1 were built, the second production model began to be delivered towards the end of 1943. A total of 1,268 units were built.

The B6N1 was the first stage of the B6N series, and was fitted with a Nakajima NK7A Mamoru engine in favor by Nakajima instead of the more readily and proved Mitsubishi Kasei engine the Navy suggested.

After 2 prototypes of the B6N1, 133 B6N1s were manufactured and immediately issued to the last remaining aircraft carrier groups such as on the Japanese carrier Zuikaku.

Due the slow and costy production of the NK7A engine, the B6N1 was halted in production in favor of the B6N2 with Mitsubishi MK4T Kasei 25 engine.

Media

The B6N1 using its turrets to damage the Peashooter

See also

Related Development
Main article: B6N (Family)
Similar aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Main article: Torpedo bombers

External links


Nakajima Aircraft Company (中島飛行機株式会社 )
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See also  Fuji Heavy Industries (1957-2017)

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B7A  B7A2
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P1Y  P1Y1 mod. 11
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G8N  G8N1
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