J20

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This page is about the Swedish fighter J20. For other versions, see Re.2000 (Family).
J20
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GarageImage J20.jpg
J20
AB RB SB
2.0 2.0 1.7
Class:
Research:7 900 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:10 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

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

Max speed
at 5 300 m529 km/h
Turn time16 s
Max altitude10 000 m
EnginePiaggio P.XI. R.C. 40
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight3 t

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 + -
740 320 457 428 280 ~13 ~10
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

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural740 km/h
Gear320 km/h

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.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB500 → 628 Sl icon.png
RB1 400 → 1 758 Sl icon.png
SB1 340 → 1 683 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications6 880 Rp icon.png
9 460 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost530 Ge icon.png
Crew training3 000 Sl icon.png
Experts10 000 Sl icon.png
Aces130 Ge icon.png
Research Aces160 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
30 / 80 / 140 % Sl icon.png
112 / 112 / 112 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
460 Rp icon.png
Cost:
630 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
460 Rp icon.png
Cost:
630 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 100 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
790 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
790 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
780 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 100 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
1 500 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
akan_m40_belt_pack
Research:
460 Rp icon.png
Cost:
630 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods weapon.png
akan_m40_new_gun
Research:
580 Rp icon.png
Cost:
790 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition600 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min
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

The J20 is excellent at turnfighting. It can out-turn most contemporary aircraft. It is not recommended to fight enemies head-on due to its weak armament of 2 x 12.7 mm Akan m/40 machine guns. Boom and zoom is not a great playstyle for this aircraft as its control surfaces lock past 500 km/h. The aircraft is not equipped with any suspended armaments, which makes it unfit to attack ground targets.

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

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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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


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 · VL Myrsky II · Pyörremyrsky
(Netherlands) Fokker  Fokker D.XXI
Foreign Import  J8A · Iacobi's J8A · J11 · J20 · J26 · ▄Bf 109 G-6