F6F-5N (France)

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▄F6F-5N
f6f-5n_france.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.7/4.3/5.0BR
1 personCrew
4.8 tEmpty weight
6.9 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
11 000 mCeiling
sec23.6/23.6/21.8Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10wEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
803 km/hStructural
375 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 20 mm AN/M2 cannonWeapon 1
462 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
4 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 2
1 600 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
6 х HVAR rocketsSetup 1
2 х Tiny Tim rocketsSetup 2
2 х 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 3
2 х 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
6 х HVAR rockets
Setup 4
1 х Mk.13/44 torpedo (2216 lbs)Setup 5
Economy
40 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
150 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 170 / 4 032/2 440 / 3 103/1 340 / 1 704Repair
43 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
150 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
700 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.54 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the naval fighter F6F-5N (France). For other uses, see F6F (Family).

Description

GarageImage F6F-5NFrance.jpg


The ▄F6F-5N is a rank III French naval fighter with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB), 4.3 (RB), and 4.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

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
 ?  ?  ?,000  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
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
 ?  ?  ?,000  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.?  ?

Details

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

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
  • 6.35 mm Steel plates behind pilot.
  • 3 mm Steel plates on fuselage top in front of cockpit.
  • 3 mm Steel plate on top front of oil cooling system.
  • 3 mm Steel plates on bottom of engine.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The F6F-5N (France) is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm AN/M2 cannons, wing-mounted (231 rpg = 462 total)
  • 4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (400 rpg = 1,600 total)

The four machine guns and both cannons are arranged in bundles of two machine guns and one cannon mounted in each wing. Each cannon is armed with the same amount of ammo and the machine guns are each armed with the same amount of machine gun ammo, which means that all guns of each type will will fire with each other until empty (however if fired in unison, the cannons will run out of ammo before the machine guns will).

Suspended armament

The F6F-5N (France) can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • Without load
  • 6 x HVAR rockets
  • 2 x Tiny Tim rockets
  • 2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 6 x HVAR rockets + 2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 1 x 2216 lb Mk.13/44 torpedo

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Automatic pitch
Controllable Not controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm ITC mk.III
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs FRC mk.2
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 20 mm LFRC mk.12
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm cannons FLBC mk.1

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has cannons
  • Great payload options with rockets and bombs like the normal F6F-5

Cons:

  • Slower than F6F-5
  • Heavy aircraft plus ordinance poses challenges in climbing

History

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See also

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External links

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France fighters
Dewoitine  D.371 · D.371 H.S.9 · D.373 · D.500 · D.501 · Pallier's D.510 · D.520
Morane-Saulnier  M.S.405C1 · M.S.406C1 · M.S.410
Arsenal  V.G.33C-1
Bloch  M.B.157
Caudron  C.R.714
Twin-engine  Potez 630 · Potez 631 · S.O.8000 Narval
American  H-75A-1 · H-75A-4 · ▄F6F-5 Hellcat · ▄F6F-5N · ▄P-63C-5 Kingcobra · F4U-7 Corsair · ▄F8F-1B Bearcat
Other countries  ▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900