6 x HVAR rocketsSetup 4
|This page is about the naval fighter F6F-5N (France). For other versions, see F6F (Family).|
The ▄F6F-5N is a rank IV 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".
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
|Characteristics|| Max Speed
(km/h at 5,730 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear||Wings||Gear|
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.
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 together until empty (however if fired in unison, the cannons will run out of ammo before the machine guns will).
The F6F-5N (France) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
- Without load
- 6 x HVAR rockets
- 2 x Tiny Tim rockets
- 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
- 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs + 6 x HVAR rockets (2,000 lb total)
- 1 x 569 mm Mk.13/44 torpedo
Usage in battles
Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).
The F6F-5N is equipped with an AN/APS-6 search and tracking radar. The radar is mounted in a pod under the right wing tip.
|AN/APS-6 - Target Detection Radar|
| 60,000 m
|AN/APS-6 - Target Tracking Radar|
|1,000 m||150 m||±15°||±15°|
Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable|| Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
|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
- Has cannons
- High ammo count
- Great payload options with rockets and bombs like the normal F6F-5
- Has both search and tracking radar
- Slightly worse flight characteristics than F6F-5 while at a higher battle rating
- Heavy aircraft plus ordinance poses challenges in climbing
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|Export||Martlet Mk IV · ▄F6F-5 · ▄F6F-5N · ▄F8F-1B · ▄Avenger Mk II · ▄Hellcat Mk II|
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|Morane-Saulnier||M.S.405C1 · M.S.406C1 · M.S.410|
|Bloch||M.B.152C1 · M.B.157|
|American||H-75A-1 · H-75A-4 · ▄F6F-5 · ▄F6F-5N · ▄P-63C-5 · F4U-7 · ▄F8F-1B|
|Other countries||▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900|