P-43A-1

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P-43A-1
p-43a-1.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/2.7/2.7BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.7 tEmpty weight
3.2 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 700 mCeiling
sec27.9/27.9/25.0Turn Time
97 km/hStalling speed
Pratt & Whitney R-1830-47Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
760 km/hStructural
281 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
800 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png2 472/5 409/1 900Repair
8 100 Sl icon.pngCrew training
54 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
250 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.24 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage P-43A-1.jpg


The P-43A-1 is a gift Rank II American fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica" in the Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. event of 2017.

The P-43A-1 is very similar to the P-47 Thunderbolt in terms of looks since the P-47 was developed from the P-43 in real life. Although similar to the P-47, the engine of the P-43 is rather weak compared to the one of the P-47. Nonetheless, the P-43 is fast for its BR range and when downtiered it can be a menace for the enemy team if used correctly.

The P-43A-1 is a Boom & Zoom fighter. Although classified as a Boom & Zoomer, it can still turn with many aircraft except for Japanese fighters. It can turn with anything Russian as long as flaps are used and still retain its energy. Climb above all of the enemy aircraft then start Boom & Zoomin. If you get caught in a bad situation, use your turning ability to dogfight and beat the enemy.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,600 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
543  ??? 9,700 20.2  ??.? 9.2  ??.? 343
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,600 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
590  ??? 9,700 18.0  ??.? 19.9  ??.? 343

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
725 281 450 ~12 ~9
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 370 < 400 < 440 > 270
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,100 - 7,000 m 1,100 hp 1,200 hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

The P-43A-1 is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine gun, nose-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine gun, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)

Usage in the battles

The P-43 is a Boom & Zoom aircraft, however if needed it can turn fight with many aircraft, unfortunately most Japanese fighters will out turn this aircraft.

Bf 109 F-4s and Japanese fighters are your main worries. The Bf 109 F-4 is a very good energy fighter and a better climber than the P-43. The Japanese fighters such as the Ki-43-III and the A6M2 and the A6M3 Zeroes turn a lot better and climb quite well. You will need altitude in order to Boom & Zoom against Japanese fighters.

In spite of only having 4 x .50 calibre machine guns, the P-43 can engage and kill bombers if necessary.

If flying against the P-43, a smart Bf 109 F-4 pilot will attempt to energy trap him. Make them overshoot then try to reverse and get behind the P-43.

Japanese pilots should always attempt to turn fight a P-43, however watch for the P-43 to attempt to gain altitude in order to set up a Boom & Zoom. Watch for an opportunity to sweep in right behind them and try to force a turn fight or maneuvers which will bleed the P-43 of its potential and kinetic energy.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Airframe Repair Radiator
II Compressor
III Wing Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decent armament of 4 x Brownings M2
  • Late Browning belts packs heavy firepower
  • High red-line speed; 725 kph
  • Decent energy retention
  • Excellent turn time, can turn with anything but biplanes and Japanese fighters
  • Good performance at altitude thanks to turbocharger
  • Does not compress too badly after 650 kph
  • Engine runs reliably during leaks

Cons:

  • Long takeoff
  • Somewhat underwhelming climb rate
  • Slow acceleration overall
  • Extremely low ammunition count
  • Overheats quickly
  • Somewhat low roll rate
  • Very fragile

History

The P-43 Lancer was designed by Alexander de Seversky of the Republic Aviation Company as part of a contract for the United States Army Air Corps. About 272 planes were made until the P-43 Lancer was discontinued from production. 125 of the P-43 Lancers were assigned to the Far East China Theater as part of the American Volunteer Group (nicknamed "Flying Tigers"). The P-43 Lancer would be obsolete very quickly as even more modern and superior planes were being pushed out. The P-43 Lancer would leave a legacy as it would shape the design of the P-44 Rocket which would become the famous P-47 Thunderbolt.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read also

Obtainable events

  • The P-43A-1 has only been available in Operation S.U.M.M.E.R. of 2017 that lasted from 28 July to 28 August. It was unlocked after obtaining 7 pilot Marks of Distinction.

Sources

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.


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