Ta 154 A-1

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Ta 154 A-1
ta_154a_1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.0/4.3/4.3BR
1 personCrew
6.9 tEmpty weight
9.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 500 mCeiling
sec31.7/31.7/30.7Turn Time
180 km/hStalling speed
2 х Junkers Jumo 211FEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
787 km/hStructural
250 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 30 mm MK 108 cannonWeapon 1
220 roundsAmmunition
660 shots/minFire rate
2 х 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 2
400 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Economy
1 450 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 680/6 552/2 360Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
160 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
500 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.42 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Ta154A-1.jpg


The Ta 154 A-1 is a premium rank III German twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/RB) and 4.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai". The Ta 154 A-1 is part of the revenue share program and is created by Vitaly "NovA29R" Vostokov (model) and Michael "__StrafeMike__" Ioannidis (texture).

The Ta 154 A-1 has very powerful armament in the fuselage which can give you quick and easy kills. Unfortunately it doesn't turn very well at low speeds so it is recommended to keep your speed up and Boom & Zoom. Turning should be a last resort. If you try to get an edge in a turn-fight using your flaps, you should watch your speed as your flaps can break off very easily at speeds above 450 km/h (279 mph). The roll-rate of the Ta 154 is almost as good as the Fw 190s roll-rate, this is due to the fact that there are no fuel tanks in the wings. This advantage can and should most definitely be used when flying evasively but when you're at low altitude do periodically check what's in front of you.

Ta 154 A-1 in action in War Thunder

MEC usage guide
This plane doesn't differ a lot from the Bf 109s and Fw 190s regarding usage of Manual Engine Settings.

Prop pitch: unless you really know what you're doing, don't even dare to think about using it.

Radiator: radiator can be set at 30% for a long time but will eventually have to be changed to 40-50% as the engines will start to overheat continuously. While this happens you will be forced to use WEP less as the match progresses unless you stop using MEC for quite a while or land and repair which will reset this.

Supercharger stage: For optimal performance switch this at 4 km (13,123 feet)

General info

Flight Performance

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Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,700 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
634 615 10 500 24.3 25.2 12.8 12.8 560
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,700 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ???  ??? 10 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 560

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
787 250 480 ~8 ~4
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 420 < 420 < 460 > 324
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,900 m 1,300 hp 1,521 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,500 m 1,150 hp 1,345 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 12 mm Steel - Front cockpit plate
  • 10 mm Steel - Instrument panel plate
  • 8 mm Steel - 2 x Side cockpit plates
  • 10 mm Steel - Pilot's seat
  • 10 mm Steel - Rear cockpit armor plate
  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass
  • 50 mm Bulletproof glass

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Ta 154 A-1 is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm MK 108 cannons, fuselage-mounted (110 rpg = 220 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, fuselage-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Not controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Combined Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 20 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 20 mm cannons
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 30 mm
IV Engine injection Cover New 30 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Exceptional armament (with decent ammunition count).
  • Heavy armour and nose mounted 2 x 20 mm and 2 x 30 mm cannons are the perfect combo for head-on attacks.
  • Agility comparable to a medium fighter.
  • Absurdly durable air frame and cockpit (Engines are often destroyed long before the wings or pilot are lost.)
  • Can operate on a single engine (enough to get back to the airfield)
  • Decent climb rate.
  • Interceptor spawn, gains altitude much faster than its opponents.
  • Exceptional speed in a straight line.
  • Low wing load gives the plane a good turn rate at higher speeds.
  • Exceptional roll rate.
  • Excellent Bomber interceptor.

Cons:

  • Flaps break off easily at speeds above 450 km/h (279 mph).
  • Turns horrible at low speeds.
  • Can fly on 1 engine but only around 300 km/h (186 mph).
  • Landing gears are very sensitive and will break when landing at speeds above 200 km/h (124 mph).
  • Prolonged WEP can lead to engine problems.
  • A rather large target.

History

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Media

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See also

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