F4U-4B VMF-214

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F4U-4B VMF-214
f4u-4b_vmf_214.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.7/5.7/5.7BR
1 personCrew
4.8 tEmpty weight
7.3 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
11 500 mCeiling
sec22.4/22.4/22.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Pratt & Whitney R-2800-42wEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
885 km/hStructural
730 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm AN/M3 cannonWeapon 1
984 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
4 х 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
2 х 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 1
2 х 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 2
8 х HVAR rocketsSetup 3
Economy
Sl icon.png2 900/2 200/1 300Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
380 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.72 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the gift naval fighter F4U-4B VMF-214. For the regular version, see F4U-4B. For other uses, see F4U (Family).

Description

The F4U-4B VMF-214 is a gift rank IV American naval fighter with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X". It's an Xbox exclusive vehicle obtained by buying a pack.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 11 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 11 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
885 730  ??? ~?? ~?
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

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Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: AN/M3 (20 mm)

The F4U-4B VMF-214 is armed with:

  • 4 х 20 mm AN/M3 cannons, wing-mounted (246 rpg = 984 total)

Suspended armament

The F4U-4B VMF-214 can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • Without load
  • 4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 8 x HVAR rockets

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
 ???  ???  ???  ???  ???  ???  ???

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I
II
III
IV

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent guns with high muzzle velocity allowing long range snipes
  • Large ammo capacity, nearly 1,000 rounds in total altogether
  • Very good performance overall at low altitude
  • Extremely fast
  • Good roll rate
  • Fantastic stall characteristics, especially with flaps
  • Very good instantaneous turn at high speeds
  • Lenient stock grind

Cons:

  • Does not turn well at lower speeds
  • Rudder loses effectiveness at high speed, making it difficult to hit shots
  • Rapidly loses performance at high altitude
  • Flaps rip easily
  • Guns when stock are inaccurate and easily jam

History

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Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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