F4F-3

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F4F-3 Wildcat
f4f-3.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.0/2.7/2.7BR
1 personCrew
2.9 tEmpty weight
3.8 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
12 000 mCeiling
sec19.4/19.4/18.9Turn Time
79 km/hStalling speed
Pratt & Whitney R-1830-86Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
826 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
1 800 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombSetup 1
Economy
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 832 / 2 299/2 007 / 2 518/550 / 690Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.12 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft F4F-3. For other uses, see F4F (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage F4F-3.jpg


The F4F-3 Wildcat is a Rank II American naval fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB) and 3.0 (SB).

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,800 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
495 482 12 000 20.2 20.7 12.7 12.7 210
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,800 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
540 518 12 000 17.6 18.9 20.7 15.1 210

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
826 320  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating.
  • No armour glazing.
  • Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls).
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage.

Armaments

Offensive armament

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Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not controllable Not controllable

Modules

For firepower modules, outside of upgrades for the machine guns, the unlock of the module Mk.41 will allow the F4F-3 to mount two 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs.

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12mm
II Compressor Airframe Mk.41
III Wings Repair Engine New 12mm MGs
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • More than adequate turn rate
  • Decent armament with loads of ammo, 4 wing-mounted .50 cals with 450 RPG
  • Almost never overheats, even when holding down WEP

Cons:

  • The F4F-3 is a rather sluggish climber, doing 15 degrees at most
  • Terrible at head-ons, due to the exposed engine being a target and the guns being wing-mounted
  • Most of the flammable components are stored in the front of the plane, near the pilot

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