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"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
General characteristics
1 personCrew
2.5 tTake-off weight
2.51 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 100 mCeiling
Nakajima Sakae 12Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
650 km/hStructural
550 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm Type 99 Model 1 cannonWeapon 1
120 roundsAmmunition
516 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.7 mm Type 97 machine gunWeapon 2
1 360 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 ground bombSetup 1
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 470 / 1 859/1 340 / 1 695/590 / 746Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
112 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
220 % Sl icon.png170 % Sl icon.png50 % Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft A6M2-N. For other uses, see A6M (Disambiguation)


GarageImage A6M2-N.jpg

The A6M2-N is a Rank II Japanese fighter hydroplane with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB) and 2.3 (RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29.

Albeit generally worse than the "normal" Zeroes, the A6M2-N still retains good climb rate, acceleration and maneuverability. It suffers from bad performance at higher altitudes, but that is rarely a problem for this plane, as high altitude engagements are rare at Battle Rating 2.3. It also has good armament for such a low Battle Rating: two x 20 mm Mk1 Type 99 cannons and two x 7.7 mm Type 97 Machine Guns. Although powerful, the guns have low shell velocity, so you should lead your target more than you think. Also, the ammo count is quite low, and the aircraft has no kind of armor or self-sealing fuel tanks, so it is best to avoid taking too many hits, as you will probably start burning from the first 7.5 mm machine gun bullet. The aircraft is designed to land on water, though like all other seaplanes, with enough care, one can land it on airfields.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 4,300 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
415 408 9 100 20.9 21.1 9.3 9.3 500
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,300 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 9 100  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 500


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
650 550 520 ~18 ~15
Optimal velocities
< 310 < 420 < 410 > 220
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,560 m 935 hp 1,055 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


Offensive armament

The A6M2-N is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm Type 99 Model 1 cannons, wing-mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
  • 2 x 7.7 mm Type 97 machine guns, nose-mounted (680 rpg = 1,360 total)

Suspended armament

      Main article: Bombs

The A6M2-N can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 60 kg Navy Type 97 Number 6 ground bombs (120 kg total)

Usage in the battles

Defensive Play

This play style is a common theme among all Japanese Zero's, due to playing aggressive and going for head on attacks is not an option (no armor, wood frame, no self sealing tanks...fires!). In saying that, you want to stick to tactics that are purely defensive and only attack when someone attacks you and not vice-versa. If you do think you can attack, make sure that the enemy is within 1 kilometer of you (2 kilometer's max) once engaged you are in that fight till the end but if the fight goes sore, remember to turn in defensive manners and only maneuver in manners that will keep you safe and leave the chaser in a disadvantage where he has to or is forced into a recovery maneuver to keep with you. But because your a float plane, it's going to be a bit hard trying to turn so speed is everything but luckily due to the weight being below the plane, downward turns are fast and quick but be warned...the neck of the main float has a oil cooler and the float itself has a massive fuel tank, so be extra careful than being in a normal Zero.

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover
  • Grinding the A6M2-N will be depending what game modes that you play frequently. If it is realistic battles or simulator battles, it is best to focus on aircraft performance as you will be engaged in frequent maneuvering engagements. In arcade battles, its better to focus on firepower as most of the time you will get into head on attacks against other players.

Pros and cons


  • Gets an air spawn on all maps
  • Good manoeuverability
  • Relatively fast
  • Decent climb rate
  • Powerful armament


  • Low ammo count
  • No self-sealing fuel tanks
  • Landing on water can be hard in certain weather conditions
  • Very poor energy retention
  • Very fragile


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Japan fighters
Carrier-based fighter 
A5M  A5M4 · Hagiri's A5M4
A6M  A6M2 mod. 11 · A6M2 · A6M3 · A6M3 mod. 22 · A6M3 mod. 22Ko · A6M5 · A6M5 Ko · A6M5 otsu
A7He  A7He1*
A7M  A7M1 (NK9H) · A7M2
Land-based Fighter 
J2M  J2M2 · J2M3 · J2M4 Kai · J2M5 · J2M5 (30 mm)
J6K  J6K1
J7W  J7W1
N1K-J  N1K1-Ja · N1K2-J · N1K2-Ja
Fighter seaplane 
N1K  N1K1
A6M-N  A6M2-N
Ki-10  Ki-10-I · Ki-10-I C · Ki-10-II · Ki-10-II C
Ki-27  Ki-27 otsu · Ki-27 otsu Tachiarai
Ki-43  Ki-43-I · Ki-43-II · Ki-43-III otsu
Ki-44  Ki-44-I · Ki-44-I 34 · Ki-44-II otsu · Ki-44-II hei
Ki-61  Ki-61-I ko · Ki-61-I otsu · Ki-61-I hei · Ki-61-I hei Tada's · Ki-61-I tei · Ki-61-II
Ki-84  Ki-84 ko · Ki-84 otsu · Ki-84 hei
Ki-87  Ki-87
Ki-94  Ki-94-II
Ki-100  Ki-100 · Ki-100-II
Other countries  ▅F4U-1A · ▅Bf 109 E-7 · ▅Fw 190 A-5
  *Imported designation of the He 112 (A6M was in development - A7M wasn't heard of yet)