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== Description ==
 
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
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The Bf 109 F-4 is armed with:
 
The Bf 109 F-4 is armed with:
  
* 1 x 20 mm [[MG 151/20 (20 mm)|MG 151]] cannon, nose-mounted (200 rpg)
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* 1 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, nose-mounted (200 rpg)
* 2 x 7.92 mm [[MG 17 (7.92 mm)|MG 17]] machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
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* 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
  
 
== 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).''-->The BF-109 F-4 represents the pinnacle of the Friedrich line of Messerschmidt. With a powerful engine and decent armament, the F-4 is an extremely powerful fighter in any hands. It is mainly a dogfighter, with a well rounded mix of good climb rate, speed, maneuverability, and weaponry.
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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).''-->The BF-109 F-4 represents the pinnacle of the Friedrich line of Messerschmidt. With a powerful engine and decent armament, the F-4 is an extremely powerful fighter in any hands. It is mainly a dogfighter, with a well-rounded mix of good climb rate, speed, manoeuvrability, and weaponry.
  
 
As the Bf 109 F-4 USA Premium comes with all upgrades, it is an extremely effective aircraft at purchase. Its main strengths lie in its astounding low-speed/mid-altitude climb rate. Use this to your advantage in a dogfight. Your opponents will be caught off guard when you rocket away at 25 m/s with your WEP. Compared to other aircraft of the 4.3 BR, the F-4 is more than able to take on most enemy aircraft.
 
As the Bf 109 F-4 USA Premium comes with all upgrades, it is an extremely effective aircraft at purchase. Its main strengths lie in its astounding low-speed/mid-altitude climb rate. Use this to your advantage in a dogfight. Your opponents will be caught off guard when you rocket away at 25 m/s with your WEP. Compared to other aircraft of the 4.3 BR, the F-4 is more than able to take on most enemy aircraft.
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Unfortunately, for a premium plane, the F-4 isn't quite so stellar. It is relatively under-gunned, with only one 20mm cannon and two MGs. Pilots must be precise- as the single MG-151 will jam under intensive fire, even though the mods are all equipped.
 
Unfortunately, for a premium plane, the F-4 isn't quite so stellar. It is relatively under-gunned, with only one 20mm cannon and two MGs. Pilots must be precise- as the single MG-151 will jam under intensive fire, even though the mods are all equipped.
  
The F-4 is also only average in its energy retention capabilities. It's redeeming feature for Boom and Zoom is its climb rate. It does have a relatively good turn rate, but is also hampered by its lack of good energy retention. Stay in middle altitudes and dive and engage slower fighters. Avoid tangling with extremely manoeuverable fighters such as the Yaks.
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The F-4 is also only average in its energy retention capabilities. It's redeeming feature for Boom and Zoom is its climb rate. It does have a relatively good turn rate but is also hampered by its lack of good energy retention. Stay in middle altitudes and dive and engage slower fighters. Avoid tangling with extremely manoeuvrable fighters such as the Yaks.
  
 
The F-4 performs poorly at high altitude. Do not try to chase planes above 4000-5000 km. In a dive, the F-4's wings will tear relatively quickly. Avoid diving at speeds above 800 km/h.
 
The F-4 performs poorly at high altitude. Do not try to chase planes above 4000-5000 km. In a dive, the F-4's wings will tear relatively quickly. Avoid diving at speeds above 800 km/h.
  
One could consider the F-4 a jack-of-all trades, master of none. It has an average-to-good turn rate, decent weaponry, astounding climb rate, and poor energy retention.
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One could consider the F-4 a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. It has an average-to-good turn rate, decent weaponry, astounding climb rate, and poor energy retention.
  
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
===Manual Engine Control===

Revision as of 16:53, 12 April 2019

▃Bf 109 F-4
bf-109f-4_usa.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.0/4.0/4.0BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
3.0 tTake-off weight
1.77 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11 600 mCeiling
Daimler-Benz DB-601EEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
790 km/hStructural
360 km/hGear
Offensive armament
20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
200 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gunWeapon 2
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 151 shots/minFire rate
Economy
1 300 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 540/4 820/1 980Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
120 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
136 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
210 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png210 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png70 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the premium American fighter Bf 109 F-4 (USA). For other uses, see Bf 109 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Bf 109 F-4 USA.jpg


The ▃Bf 109 F-4 is a rank III premium American fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB).

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
635 623 11 600 20.3 20.7 14.2 16.3 363
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
695 665 11 600 18.2 19.0 28.3 20.0 363

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
790 360 460 ~17 ~10
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 450 < 390 < 450 > 250
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,950 m 1,185 hp 1,333 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 60 mm bulletproof glass - armoured windscreen
  • 6 mm steel - bulkhead behind cockpit
  • 8 mm steel - pilot's seat
  • 10 mm steel - pilot's headrest
  • Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Bf 109 F-4 is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon, nose-mounted (200 rpg)
  • 2 x 7.92 mm MG 17 machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

Usage in the battles

The BF-109 F-4 represents the pinnacle of the Friedrich line of Messerschmidt. With a powerful engine and decent armament, the F-4 is an extremely powerful fighter in any hands. It is mainly a dogfighter, with a well-rounded mix of good climb rate, speed, manoeuvrability, and weaponry.

As the Bf 109 F-4 USA Premium comes with all upgrades, it is an extremely effective aircraft at purchase. Its main strengths lie in its astounding low-speed/mid-altitude climb rate. Use this to your advantage in a dogfight. Your opponents will be caught off guard when you rocket away at 25 m/s with your WEP. Compared to other aircraft of the 4.3 BR, the F-4 is more than able to take on most enemy aircraft.

Unfortunately, for a premium plane, the F-4 isn't quite so stellar. It is relatively under-gunned, with only one 20mm cannon and two MGs. Pilots must be precise- as the single MG-151 will jam under intensive fire, even though the mods are all equipped.

The F-4 is also only average in its energy retention capabilities. It's redeeming feature for Boom and Zoom is its climb rate. It does have a relatively good turn rate but is also hampered by its lack of good energy retention. Stay in middle altitudes and dive and engage slower fighters. Avoid tangling with extremely manoeuvrable fighters such as the Yaks.

The F-4 performs poorly at high altitude. Do not try to chase planes above 4000-5000 km. In a dive, the F-4's wings will tear relatively quickly. Avoid diving at speeds above 800 km/h.

One could consider the F-4 a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. It has an average-to-good turn rate, decent weaponry, astounding climb rate, and poor energy retention.

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • It's a Bf 109 (very good rate of climb, very good dive speed).
  • It is a Premium aircraft, all modifications are equipped. It can perform better than some other Bf 109s on the battlefield.
  • MG 151 that can fire HE shells.
  • Decent turn rate.

Cons:

  • No gunpods as the R6 modification is only available for Germans.
  • No bombs.
  • Poor energy retention.
  • Wings tear easily.
  • Average for a premium aircraft- nothing unique.

History

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Media

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Read also

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