AM-1

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RANK 6 USA
"APACHE" | AH-64A Peten
AM-1 Mauler
am_1_mauler.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.7/5.7/5.7BR
1 personCrew
10.6 tTake-off weight
7.10 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 600 mCeiling
Pratt & Whitney R-4360-4WEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
805 km/hStructural
700 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 20 mm T31 cannonWeapon 1
800 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
14 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombSetup 1
3 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 2
3 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 3
3 x Mk.13/44 torpedo (2216 lbs)Setup 4
1 x 2000 lb AN-M66A2 bombSetup 5
12 x HVAR rocketsSetup 6
2 x Tiny Tim rocketsSetup 7
12 x HVAR rockets
2 x Tiny Tim rockets
Setup 8
3 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
12 x HVAR rockets
Setup 9
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
1 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
12 x HVAR rockets
Setup 10
1 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
12 x HVAR rockets
2 x Tiny Tim rockets
Setup 11
3 x Mk.13/44 torpedo (2216 lbs)
12 x HVAR rockets
Setup 12
1 x 2000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb
12 x HVAR rockets
Setup 13
10 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
3 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 14
10 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
1 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
Setup 15
12 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
1 x 2000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb
Setup 16
Economy
63 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
240 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 830 / 6 061/5 600 / 7 028/3 050 / 3 827Repair
68 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
240 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 100 Ge icon.pngAces
172 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
250 % Sl icon.png200 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage AM-1.jpg


The AM-1 Mauler is a rank IV American attacker with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Flight performance

The AM-1 is a rather cumbersome and heavy aircraft. Even when flying without a bomb or rocket load, it is still rather sluggish, especially when stock. At low speeds, it is an easy target to prey on. Despite the circumstances, it is decently maneuverable for a single-seated attack aircraft; just don't expect to dogfight in this. Bleeds energy very quickly.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
566 547 9 600 23.0 23.8 10.9 10.9 170
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ??? 589 9 600  ??.? 22.0  ??.? 14.2 170

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
420 ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 450 < 220 < 410 > 440
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,099 m 2,600 hp N/A
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,250 m 1,800 hp 2,782 hp

Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: T31 (20 mm)

The AM-1 is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm T31 cannons, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 800 total)

Suspended armament

Main articles: Tiny Tim, HVAR, Mk.13/44

The AM-1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 14 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (3,500 lb total)
  • 3 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (1,500 lb total)
  • 3 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (3,000 lb total)
  • 3 x Mk.13/44 torpedoes
  • 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb (2,000 lb total)
  • 12 x HVAR rockets
  • 2 x Tiny Tim rockets
  • 2 x Tiny Tim rockets + 12 x HVAR rockets
  • 3 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 12 x HVAR rockets (1,500 lb total)
  • 1 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 12 x HVAR rockets (2,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb + 2 x Tiny Tim rockets + 12 x HVAR rockets (1,000 lb total)
  • 12 x HVAR rockets + 3 x Mk.13/44 torpedoes
  • 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb + 12 x HVAR rockets (2,000 lb total)
  • 3 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 10 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 1 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 10 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (4,500 lb total)
  • 1 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb + 12 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (5,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator M64 FRC mk.2
II Compressor Airframe Offensive 20 mm M65
III Wings repair Engine Mk.13 LFRC mk.12
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons M66

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Large and versatile payload
  • Decent 20mm cannons for headons or ground attack purposes
  • Airbrakes and arresting hook

Cons:

  • No defensive armament
  • Sluggish at low speeds
  • Doesn't accelerate that fast
  • Bleeds energy quickly if maneuvering

History

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Media

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See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links

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Glenn L. Martin Company
Attackers  AM-1
Bombers  B-10B · PBM-3 "Mariner"
Jet Bombers  B-57A* · B-57B*
Export  Martin 139WC · Martin 167-A3
  * These aircraft were license-built from The English Electric Company Limited who developed and built the British English Electric Canberra.

USA attackers
Douglas  A-20G-25 · A-26B-10 · A-26B-50 · A2D-1 · AD-2 · AD-4
North American  A-36 · PBJ-1H · PBJ-1J
Other  AM-1 · XA-38
Hydroplanes  OS2U-1 · OS2U-3