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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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|635||623|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||20.3||20.7||14.2||16.3||363
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,000 m)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ???
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|695||665|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||18.2||19.0||28.3||20.0||363
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
 
|-
 
|-
| X || X || X || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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| || || || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
|-
 
|-
 
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! -
 
! -
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} || ??? || ~?? || ~?
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| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} ||460|| ~17 || ~10
 
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|-
 
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
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| < 450 || < 390 || < 450 || > 250
 
|-
 
|-
 
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp  
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| 4,950 m || 1,185 hp || 1,333 hp  
 
|-
 
|-
 
<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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<!--''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.''-->
 
<!--''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.''-->
  
* No armour plating
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* 60 mm bulletproof glass - armoured windscreen
* No armour glazing
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* 6 mm steel - bulkhead behind cockpit
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* 8 mm steel - pilot's seat
 +
* 10 mm steel - pilot's headrest
 
* Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
 
* Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
* More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
<!--''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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<!--''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.''-->
{{main|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)}}
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{{main|MG 151/20 (20 mm)|MG 17 (7.92 mm)}}
  
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
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The Bf 109 F-4 is armed with:
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* 1 x 20 mm [[MG 151/20 (20 mm)|MG 151]] cannon, nose-mounted (200 rpg)
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* 2 x 7.92 mm [[MG 17 (7.92 mm)|MG 17]] machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
  
* 4 x 7.5 mm [[MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)|MAC 1934]] machine guns (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
 
-->
 
<!--=== Suspended armament ===
 
''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.''-->
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''Main article:&nbsp;'''[[:Category:Suspended armaments|Bombs]]'''''-->
 
<!--
 
=== Defensive armament ===
 
''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).''-->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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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.
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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 manoeuverable fighters such as the Yaks.
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 +
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.
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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===
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! Type  
 
! Type  
 
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" |Combined|| rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
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| Radiator
 
| Radiator
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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|Offensive 7 mm
 
|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
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| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
|  
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|New 7 mm MGs
 
|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
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| Engine
 
| Engine
 
|  
 
|  
|  
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|Offensive 20 mm
 
|-
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
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| Engine Injection
 
| Engine Injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
|  
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|New 20 mm cannons
 
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|-
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
*
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* It's a Bf 109 (very good rate of climb, very good dive speed).
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* It is a Premium aircraft, all modifications are equipped. It can perform better than some other Bf 109s on the battlefield.
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* MG 151 that can fire HE shells.
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* Decent turn rate.
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
*
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* No gunpods as the R6 modification is only available for Germans.
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* No bombs.
 +
* Poor energy retention.
 +
* Wings tear easily.
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* Average for a premium aircraft- nothing unique.
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==

Revision as of 16:37, 12 April 2019

VTOL | Rank 5 USA
AV-8A Harrier Pack
▃Bf 109 F-4
bf-109f-4_usa.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.0/4.0/4.0BR
Class
1 personCrew
3.00 tTake-off weight
1.77 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11600 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
1000 roundsAmmunition
1150 shots/minFire rate
Economy
1300 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4480/6600/2800Repair
10000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
120000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
136 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
190 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png220 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png70 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Bf 109 F-4 (USA). For other uses, see Bf 109 (Disambiguation)

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 11600 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 11600 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, maneuverability, 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 manoeuverable 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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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

Sources

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  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.


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