J20

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RANK 5 BRITAIN
Hunter FGA.9 PACK
J20
re_2000_j20.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.7/2.0/2.0BR
Class
1 personCrew
2.56 tTake-off weight
0.78 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10000 mCeiling
Piaggio P.XI. R.C. 40Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
740 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 12.7 mm Akan m/40 machine gunWeapon 1
600 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
Economy
7900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2760 / 3463/1800 / 2259/690 / 865Repair
3000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
112 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
200 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Swedish fighter J20. For other versions, see Re.2000 (Family).

Description

GarageImage J20.jpg


The J20 is a rank II Swedish fighter with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/RB) and 1.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind". It is an export version of the Italian Re.2000 serie 1.

General info

Flight performance

This plane is a carbon copy of the Italian Re.2000 serie 1 in everything but the ammo belts available. Because of this, it flies like its Italian counterpart.

Its playstyle is similar to that of a turn-fighter/energy-fighter. It turns well, but not enough to counter biplanes. It can energy fight, but its energy retention is average. Acceleration in a dive slightly above average but unfortunately the rudder starts to compress at 400 km/h, and increases dramatically above 500 km/h. It is a jack-of-all-trades but master of none.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,300 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 510 495 10000 16.8 17.3 12.8 12.8 220
Upgraded 550 529 15.5 16.0 20.6 16.2

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
740 320 480 480 280 ~12 ~9
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 350 < 350 < 380 > 200
Compressor Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
Setting 1 4,180 m 1,000 hp 1,130 hp

Survivability and armour

The J20 does not have any armour, like its counterpart, the Re.2000 serie 1. However, it does have 2 self-sealing fuel tanks underneath the pilot. Despite this, it is prone to fires, and due to the proximity of the fuel tanks to the pilot, a fire is likely to be fatal.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Akan m/40 (12.7 mm)

The J20 is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Akan m/40 machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)

Akan m/40 was the designation the Swedish gave to the Italian 12.7 mm Breda-Safat machine gun. Despite this, the gun lacks the incendiary belts found on the Italian planes mounted with this gun. The Tracers belt is easily the worst, as it contains only Ball ammunition with a tracer component. It is recommended to use either the Air targets or Universal belt, which are basically the same belt but with ammo types changing position on the belts.

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings repair Engine New 12 mm MGs
IV Engine injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great climb rate (20+ m/s)
  • Great at energy fighting
  • Good acceleration (capable of 700 km/h (435 mph) in a dive)
  • Good turn rate, amazing at 400 to 500 km/h (248 to 310 mph)
  • Full manual engine control + propeller feathering

Cons:

  • Average speed (450 IAS)
  • Average roll rate at any speed
  • Underwhelming performance of the 2 x 12.7 mm Akan m/40 machine guns
  • Low ammunition count for machine guns (only 600 rounds total)
  • Overheats easily, even with 100% radiators, can only WEP for a few seconds before the engine overheats and destroys itself
  • Sensitive to battle damage (damage will usually result in the aircraft catching fire)

History

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Media

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See also

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Reggiane Mechanical Factory (Officine Meccaniche Reggiane SpA)
Fighters  Re.2000 serie 1 · Re.2000 G.A.
  Re.2001 serie 1 · Re.2001 gruppo 22 · Re.2001 CB · Re.2001 CN
  Re.2002 Early
  Re.2005 serie 0
Export  J20

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