Fokker D.XXI-3 (Sweden)

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This page is about the fighter Fokker D.XXI-3 (Sweden). For the premium version, see Fokker D.XXI (Sweden).
▄Fokker D.XXI-3
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▄Fokker D.XXI-3
AB RB SB
1.7 1.7 1.7
Class:
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Description

The ▄Fokker D.XXI Series 3 is a rank I Swedish fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Fire and Ice". Apart from the armament and a bit of armour behind the pilot, it is broadly similar to the premium D.XXI: primitive but rugged, slow but very manoeuvrable. The loss in punch of its offensive armament (four 7.7 mm Brownings instead of the two 7.7 mm and two 20 mm cannon in the premium version) is partially offset by the lower BR. Even stock, the engine can be run at WEP for extended periods of time without overheating.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 000 m425 km/h
Turn time16 s
Max altitude10 100 m
EngineBristol Mercury VIII
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight2 t

The Fokker D.XXI-3 is highly agile for its class, and many opponents (except biplanes) will often struggle to get a good shot. The downside to its manoeuvrability is its speed. The Fokker D.XXI-3 is quite primitive, with only landing flaps, and fixed landing gear causing considerable drag. This makes the Fokker D.XXI-3 unable to run away from most opponents, as even some biplanes are capable of catching up. This doesn't mean the plane is weak however, as the engine provides excellent power for such a light machine, allowing it to climb high above most targets.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 410 398 10100 16.7 17.3 11.3 11.3 150
Upgraded 441 425 15.5 16.0 17.7 14.2

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
735 290 N/A N/A 240 ~15 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 320 < 240 < 500 > 320

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear290 km/h
  • Armour: one 9 mm steel plate behind pilot's seat
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks (1 in front of pilot)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB172 → 215 Sl icon.png
RB338 → 422 Sl icon.png
SB354 → 442 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications4 450 Rp icon.png
2 680 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost300 Ge icon.png
Crew training600 Sl icon.png
Experts2 100 Sl icon.png
Aces45 Ge icon.png
Research Aces110 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
10 / 30 / 70 % Sl icon.png
100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
300 Sl icon.png
75 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
55 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
55 Ge icon.png
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Engine injection
Research:
720 Rp icon.png
Cost:
440 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
300 Sl icon.png
75 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
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Cost:
440 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
45 Ge icon.png
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Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
55 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition1 600 rounds
Fire rate1 600 shots/min

The Fokker D.XXI-3 (Sweden) is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.7 mm FN-Browning M.36 No.3 machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
  • 2 x 7.7 mm FN-Browning M.36 No.3 machine guns, wing-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)

Usage in battles

In dogfights, use your superior turn time to get an advantage over opponents. Keep your speed above 170 k/h while dogfighting to avoid becoming sluggish. Having a good altitude advantage is a must as this will grant your plane more energy before entering a fight.

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High climb rate, especially for a monoplane of this BR
  • Only one fuel tank, so fires usually would not be started if the aircraft was tailed
  • Great turn time
  • Engine takes a while to overheat on WEP
  • Sturdy airframe tolerates high speed dives
  • Very stable aircraft to fly in simulator battles
  • Fixed landing gear makes landings easier and more simplified
  • Good armament for its BR

Cons:

  • Rather slow, cannot escape fights
  • Only has landing flaps
  • No armour

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

Fokker
Fighters  ▄Fokker D.XXI-3 · ▄Fokker D.XXI

Sweden fighters
ASJA  J6B
Saab  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
FFVS  J22-A · J22-B
Finland 
VL  Mörkö-Morane · VL Myrsky II · VL Pyörremyrsky
(NL) Fokker  ▄Fokker D.XXI-3 · ▄Fokker D.XXI
(DE) Messerschmitt  ▄Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 109 G-6 Erla · ▄Bf 109 G-6
Other  ▄B-239 · ▄Hurricane Mk I/L
Foreign Import  J8A · Iacobi's J8A · J11 · J20 · J26 David · J26