A-29

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Rank VI Israel | Premium | Golden Eagles
Merkava Mk.2D Pack
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GarageImage A-29.jpg
A-29
AB RB SB
2.3 2.0 2.0
Class:
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Description

The A-29 is a rank I Chinese bomber with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB) and 2.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 1 981 m410 km/h
Turn time26 s
Max altitude5 029 m
Engine2 х Wright R-1820-87
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight10 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 1,981 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 391 376 5029 27.1 27.9 6.7 6.7 600
Upgraded 432 410 25.0 26.0 13.2 9.5

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 + -
564 235 328 313 235 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 260 < 290 < 320 > 324
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,900 m 1,050 hp 1,228 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,181 m 900 hp 1,053 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew5 people
Speed of destruction
Structural564 km/h
Gear235 km/h
  • No armour protection
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks in the wingroots

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB330 → 422 Sl icon.png
RB830 → 1 061 Sl icon.png
SB1 200 → 1 534 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications5 950 Rp icon.png
4 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost410 Ge icon.png
Crew training1 800 Sl icon.png
Experts6 300 Sl icon.png
Aces80 Ge icon.png
Research Aces140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
20 / 70 / 130 % Sl icon.png
106 / 106 / 106 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
340 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
640 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
340 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
640 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
bmg30_turret_belt_pack
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
bmg30_belt_pack
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods turret gun.png
bmg30_turret_new_gun
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
340 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
bmg50_turret_belt_pack
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
bmg30_new_gun
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods turret gun.png
bmg50_turret_new_gun
Research:
640 Rp icon.png
Cost:
480 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Fire rate1 000 shots/min
Main article: Browning (7.62 mm)

The A-29 is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.62 mm Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Suspended armament

List of setups (1)
Setup 14 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb

The A-29 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs + 6 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs (1,600 lb total)

The bombs are arranged in the bomb bay so that the 250 lb AN-M57 bombs drop first, and when all four of those are clear, the 100 lb AN-M30A1 can drop.

Defensive armament

Ammunition400 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate1000 shots/min

The A-29 is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, dorsal turret (400 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, ventral turret (500 rpg)

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
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Nice bombload of 4 x 250 lb + 6 x 100 lb bombs
  • Has 2 x forward-facing 7.62 mm MGs, each with decent amount of ammo (500 RPG), allows to strafe soft ground units
  • Big, chubby fuselage may soak up bullets
  • Adequate defensive guns: a powerful .50 cal protects the upper rear, and a 7.62 mm protects the downward rear which are common directions of attack
  • Has self-sealing fuel tanks
  • H-tail does not get in the way of the gunners

Cons:

  • Is a big and slow target for fighters/interceptors
  • Has no turrets facing the front, making it vulnerable to frontal attacks
  • Lacks turret covering the sides
  • Like a typical bomber, has low climb rate, speed and turn time
  • Big engines can easily get hit

History

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Media

Skins

See also

Related development

External links

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Lockheed Corporation
Fighters  XP-38G · P-38E · P-38G-1 · P-38J-15 · Bong's P-38J-15 · P-38K · P-38L-5-LO · YP-38
Bombers  B-34 · PV-2D
Jet Fighters  F-80A-5 · F-80C-10
  F-104A · F-104C
Export / License  A-29 · ▄Hudson Mk V
  ␗P-38L-1
  ␗F-104A · ▀F-104G · ␗F-104G · ▅F-104J · ▄F-104S
See Also  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries · Fiat Aviation

China bombers
American  Martin 139WC*(␗B-10B) · ␗A-29 · ␗B-25J-30 · ␗PB4Y-2
German  ␗Hs 123 A-1
Soviet  ␗SB 2M-103U · ␗DB-3A · ␗Tu-2S-44 · ␗Tu-4
Japanese  ␗P1Y1 mod. 11
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