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This page is about the Swedish fighter J11. For other versions, see C.R.42 (Family).
J11
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J11
AB RB SB
1.3 1.3 1.3
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Description

The J11 is a rank I Swedish fighter with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 200 m429 km/h
Turn time19 s
Max altitude8 500 m
EngineFiat A74
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight2 t

The J11 is a rank one Swedish fighter with 2x 12.7mm Akan m/40 machine guns, which are devastating when they hit an enemy bib-plane but they have a slow firing rate. The plane has a high top speed which can outrun most biplanes at its rank, when fully upgraded.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,200 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 413 402 8500 20.0 20.6 14.2 14.2 294
Upgraded 447 429 18.5 19.2 21.1 17.2

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
578 580 N/A N/A N/A ~16 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 280 < 240 < 450 > 250

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural578 km/h
Gear580 km/h
  • 10mm steel pilot's seat
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks, one below the pilot's feet, one between cooling system and machine guns

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB240 → 301 Sl icon.png
RB460 → 577 Sl icon.png
SB510 → 640 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
Aces40 Ge icon.png
Research Aces110 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
20 / 60 / 110 % 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
50 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
300 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
720 Rp icon.png
Cost:
440 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
300 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
720 Rp icon.png
Cost:
440 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
akan_m40_belt_pack
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
180 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods weapon.png
akan_m40_new_gun
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
220 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 12.7 mm Akan m/40 machine gun
Ammunition900 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min
Main article: Akan m/40 (12.7 mm)

The J11 is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Akan m/40 machine guns, nose-mounted (450 rpg = 900 total)

Usage in battles

Realistic Battles

  • Climb slightly to avoid large dogfights
  • Dive on unsuspecting opponents
  • Keep altitude and turn only when necessary

The J11 plays identical to the Italian counterpart, capable of high speeds without sacrificing the agility a biplane offers. The engine is almost twice as powerful compared to the J6B found before it, and the strong framework allows for even higher speeds, allowing the J11 to chase down opponents in battle. Most importantly, however, is that the J11 offers greater climb and energy retention, allowing for a bit more boom & zoom compared to other biplanes. The J11 turns a bit worse than other biplanes, which is logical considering the powerful engine and heavy steel structure it features. This makes extended dogfights against other biplanes difficult, but should be avoidable by most J11 players if speed is kept at an all-time high.

One large downside to this J11 is the firepower. The Akan. m/40 are identical to the Italian guns found on the CR.42. Although the caliber is of 12.7mm, the Italian guns are quite lackluster in performance due to the ammunition used. This requires the J11 to put a lot of gun-time down compared to planes such as the J8A, which is incredibly potent at dealing with biplanes. The guns are still have some tricks up their sleeve, especially when it comes to wing, and engine damage. The .50 caliber ammunition can spread damage effectively, allowing for high wing-root damage, and the higher penetration and caliber size allows for additional damage to engine components, which are crucial at this BR.

Msg-info.png The landing brakes used by the J11 are incredibly powerful and puts the plane at risk of nosing over due to the heavy engine. Make sure to gently tap the brakes at lower speeds, in order to prevent the plane from potentially crashing!

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Nose mounted machine guns allow for better accuracy
  • High top speed

Cons:

  • No flaps
  • Longest turn time of all biplane fighters
  • Guns have worse penetration than 8 mm machine guns due to the lack of available ground targets ammo belt

History

The J11, also known as the Fiat C.R.42, is an Italian-made fighter that was bought and maintained by the Swedish Air force "Svenska Flygvapnet" in the late 1930's. As World War 2 broke out, the Swedish air force felt the necessity to increase its air defence and yet due to the ban on exporting weapons and war machines during the war the Air force was relying on older and less capable fighters. When Italy showed interest in selling the Fiat C.R.42 the Air force placed an order of 120 planes and named the aircraft "J11". While the plane was mainly used as a fighter, it could also serve as a scout/recon vehicle. During the war the J11 was already outdated and could not withstand the superior german fighters and it was made with poor quality forcing most of the aircraft to become scrap metal. Today, few stand unharmed or restored and are located in aircraft museums around Sweden.

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Fiat Aviation (Fiat Aviazione)
Attacker  F.C.20 Bis
Fighters  CR.32 · CR.32 bis · CR.32 quater
  CR.42 · Marcolin's C.R.42 CN
  G.50 serie 2 · G.50 AS serie 7
  G.55 sottoserie 0 · G.55 serie 1 · G.55S
  G.56
Jet fighters  G.91 pre-serie · G.91 R/1 · G.91 YS
  ▄F-86K*
  F-104S*
Bombers  B.R.20DR · B.R.20M M1
Export  J11
  ▀G.91 R/3 · ▀G.91 R/4 · G.91 R/4
Captured  ▀CR.42 · ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀G.50 serie 2 · ▀G.50 AS serie 7
  *Licensed
See also  North American Aviation · Lockheed Martin

Sweden-fighters
ASJA  J6B
Saab  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
FFVS  J22-A · J22-B
(Finland) VL  Mörkö-Morane · Pyörremyrsky
Foreign Import  J8A · Iacobi's J8A · J11 · J20 · J26