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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_A5M4.jpg|450px|thumbnail|left]]
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The '''A5M4''' is a Rank I Japanese naval fighter with a battle rating of 1.3. It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, maneuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
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<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, maneuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->
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====Stat card====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="8" | Characteristics
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|-
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
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|-
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 2,900 m)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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|-
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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|-
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| 429 || 422 || 9,800 || 12.7 || 13.4 || 8.1 || 9.9 || 325
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|-
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! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
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|-
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 2,900 m)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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|-
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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|-
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| 466 || 447 || 9,800 || 12.1 || 12.3 || 19.7 || 12.8 || 325
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|-
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|}
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====Details====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="5" | Features
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|-
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! Combat flap
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! Take-off flap
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! Landing flap
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! Air brakes
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! Arrestor gear
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|-
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| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || ✓
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="5" | Limits
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|-
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! colspan="2" | Max Static G
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|-
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! +
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! -
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|-
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| 558 || 558 || N/A || ~21 || ~8
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
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|-
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! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
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! Rudder<br>(km/h)
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! Elevators<br>(km/h)
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
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|-
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| < 280 || < 320 || < 360 || > 180
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Compressor (RB/SB)
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Setting 1
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|-
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! Optimal altitude
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! 100% Engine power
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! WEP Engine power
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|-
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| 2,000 m || 690 hp || 787 hp
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|-
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|}
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====Engine performance====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Engine
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Engine Name
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! colspan="3" | Number present
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|-
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| colspan="3" | Nakajima Kotobuki 41 9-cylinder || colspan="1" | 1
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Engine characteristics
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|-
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! colspan="2" | Weight (each)
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! colspan="1" | Type
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! colspan="1" | Cooling
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|-
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| colspan="2" | 350 kg || Radial || Air
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Engine power (Stock)
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|-
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! colspan="1" | Mode
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! colspan="2" | Max
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! colspan="2" | Take-off
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|-
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| ''Arcade'' || colspan="2" | 557 hp || colspan="2" | 656 hp
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|-
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| ''Realistic/Simulator'' || colspan="2" | 551 hp || colspan="2" | 650 hp
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Engine power (Upgraded)
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|-
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! Mode
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! colspan="2" | Max
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! colspan="2" | Take-off
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|-
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| ''Arcade'' || colspan="2" | 700 hp || colspan="2" | 799 hp
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|-
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| ''Realistic/Simulator'' || colspan="2" | 619 hp || colspan="2" | 718 hp
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="4" | WEP Duration
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|-
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! colspan="2" | Arcade
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! colspan="2" | Realistic/Simulator
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|-
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| colspan="2" | 25 seconds || colspan="2" | Infinite
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|-
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|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
=== Offensive armament ===
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''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.''
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{{main|Type 89 army (7.7 mm)}}
  
=== Suspended armament ===
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The A5M4 is armed with:
''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''
 
  
=== Defensive armament ===
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* 2 × 7.7 mm [[Type 89 army (7.7 mm)|Type 89]] machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available remove this subsection.''
 
  
 
== Usage in the battles ==
 
== Usage in the battles ==
''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
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<!--''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''-->
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Fighter role, staying low and using the extremely quick turn times to get on the tail on the enemy is essential. Keep an eye on ammo levels and well as your surrounding, this is a extremely weak aircraft in terms of  armor. It is relatively fast in a straight line but not as quick as much of the opposition you will be facing in game. It is recommended to use your speed against [[Biplanes|biplanes]] as their turn times are nearly matched if  not better as a monoplane.
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===Realistic battles===
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The A5M4 can accelerate to 350 km/h in just less than a minutes time from takeoff. Will climb up to 2500 m in around one minute and fifty seconds time when climbing in a 20 degree angle. Dive speeds are decent as you will exceed 550 km/hr in a 80 degree angle from just 2500 m height. Be careful though once you reach 560 km/h your plane will violently shake about and if you don't cut the throttle you will quickly find your self in a plane absent of wings. After a dive from this height you will notice that energy is not easily retained, taking only a minute or so to fall to your maximum speed of 380 km/h with WEP or 360 km/h without.
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Decent horse power with the typical Japanese light aircraft would give you the idea that the plane would be great in the vertical axis dog fighting.With a problem with keeping constant fuel flow as your plane changes angle on its vertical access means you better stick with horizontal dog fighting which isn't a bad thing as will outturn most all contemporary aircraft.
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=== Simulator mode procedures ===
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Hands-off carrier take-off (Auto engine control): Ignite engine, flaps: raised, elevator trim: 6% up, aileron trim: 0%, rudder trim: 21% right, WEP throttle, hands off controls until your plane lifts off the carrier.
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===Manual Engine Control===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="7" | MEC elements
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|-
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! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
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! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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|-
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! Oil
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! Water
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! Type
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|-
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not automatic pitch || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Combined || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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|-
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|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Do not use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".''
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Great turn time
 
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* Good Visibility (In cockpit view.)
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* Low stall speed
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
*
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* No armour
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* Poor pilot protection
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* Low top speed (Due to fixed landing gear.)
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* Poor gun cooling (easily jams from continuous fire.)
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* Suffers from fuel starvation problems (RB/SB)
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
''Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.''
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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Skin and Camouflages for the [http://live.warthunder.com/feed/camouflages/?q=%23a5m4 '''A5M4'''] in Warthunder Live.
  
 
== Read also ==
 
== Read also ==
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* ''page on aircraft encyclopedia;''
 
* ''page on aircraft encyclopedia;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
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{{Japan fighters}}

Revision as of 04:26, 12 November 2018

A5M4
a5m4.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.3/1.3/1.3BR
1 personCrew
1.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Nakajima Kotobuki 41Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
558 km/hStructural
558 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.7 mm Type 89 machine gunWeapon 1
1 000 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Economy
4 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
2 100 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png940 / 1 173/710 / 886/240 / 299Repair
600 Sl icon.pngCrew training
2 100 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
× (100) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage A5M4.jpg


The A5M4 is a Rank I Japanese naval fighter with a battle rating of 1.3. It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

General info

Flight Performance

Stat card

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 2,900 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
429 422 9,800 12.7 13.4 8.1 9.9 325
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 2,900 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
466 447 9,800 12.1 12.3 19.7 12.8 325

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
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558 558 N/A ~21 ~8
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 280 < 320 < 360 > 180
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,000 m 690 hp 787 hp

Engine performance

Engine
Engine Name Number present
Nakajima Kotobuki 41 9-cylinder 1
Engine characteristics
Weight (each) Type Cooling
350 kg Radial Air
Engine power (Stock)
Mode Max Take-off
Arcade 557 hp 656 hp
Realistic/Simulator 551 hp 650 hp
Engine power (Upgraded)
Mode Max Take-off
Arcade 700 hp 799 hp
Realistic/Simulator 619 hp 718 hp
WEP Duration
Arcade Realistic/Simulator
25 seconds Infinite

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Main article: Type 89 army (7.7 mm)

The A5M4 is armed with:

  • 2 × 7.7 mm Type 89 machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Usage in the battles

Fighter role, staying low and using the extremely quick turn times to get on the tail on the enemy is essential. Keep an eye on ammo levels and well as your surrounding, this is a extremely weak aircraft in terms of armor. It is relatively fast in a straight line but not as quick as much of the opposition you will be facing in game. It is recommended to use your speed against biplanes as their turn times are nearly matched if not better as a monoplane.

Realistic battles

The A5M4 can accelerate to 350 km/h in just less than a minutes time from takeoff. Will climb up to 2500 m in around one minute and fifty seconds time when climbing in a 20 degree angle. Dive speeds are decent as you will exceed 550 km/hr in a 80 degree angle from just 2500 m height. Be careful though once you reach 560 km/h your plane will violently shake about and if you don't cut the throttle you will quickly find your self in a plane absent of wings. After a dive from this height you will notice that energy is not easily retained, taking only a minute or so to fall to your maximum speed of 380 km/h with WEP or 360 km/h without.

Decent horse power with the typical Japanese light aircraft would give you the idea that the plane would be great in the vertical axis dog fighting.With a problem with keeping constant fuel flow as your plane changes angle on its vertical access means you better stick with horizontal dog fighting which isn't a bad thing as will outturn most all contemporary aircraft.

Simulator mode procedures

Hands-off carrier take-off (Auto engine control): Ignite engine, flaps: raised, elevator trim: 6% up, aileron trim: 0%, rudder trim: 21% right, WEP throttle, hands off controls until your plane lifts off the carrier.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not automatic pitch
Controllable Not controllable Combined Not controllable Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great turn time
  • Good Visibility (In cockpit view.)
  • Low stall speed

Cons:

  • No armour
  • Poor pilot protection
  • Low top speed (Due to fixed landing gear.)
  • Poor gun cooling (easily jams from continuous fire.)
  • Suffers from fuel starvation problems (RB/SB)

History

Media

Skin and Camouflages for the A5M4 in Warthunder Live.

Read also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,

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

ETC.

Sources

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


Japan fighters
A5M  A5M4 · Hagiri's A5M4
A6M  A6M2 mod. 11 · A6M2 Reisen · A6M3 Reisen · A6M3 Reisen mod. 22 · A6M3 Reisen mod. 22Ko · A6M5 Reisen · A6M5 Ko Reisen · A6M5 otsu
A7M  A7M1 Reppu (NK9H) · A7M2 Reppu
J2M  J2M2 Raiden · J2M3 Raiden · J2M4 Kai Raiden · J2M5 Raiden · J2M5 (30 mm)
N1K  N1K1-Ja · N1K2-J Shiden-Kai · N1K2-Ja Shiden-Kai
J7W  J7W1 Shinden
Hydroplanes  F1M2 · A6M2-N · N1K1 Kyofu
Ki-10  Ki-10-I · Ki-10-I C · Ki-10-II · Ki-10-II C
Ki-27  Ki-27 otsu
Ki-43  Ki-43-I Hayabusa · Ki-43-II Hayabusa · Ki-43-III otsu Hayabusa
Ki-44  Ki-44-I Shoki · Ki-44-II otsu Shoki · Ki-44-II hei Shoki
Ki-61  Ki-61-I ko Hien · Ki-61-I otsu Hien · Ki-61-I hei Hien · Ki-61-I tei Hien · Ki-61-II
Ki-84  Ki-84 ko Hayate · Ki-84 otsu Hayate · Ki-84 hei Hayate
Ki-87  Ki-87
Ki-94  Ki-94-II
Ki-100  Ki-100 · Ki-100-II
Other countries  A7He1 · ▅F4U-1A Corsair · ▅Bf 109 E-7 · ▅Fw 190 A-5