F-89B

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F-89B
f-89b.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.3/7.7/7.3BR
2 peopleCrew
16.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
2 х Allison J35-A-21BEngine
Type
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
920 km/hStructural
379 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 x 20 mm M24A1 cannonWeapon 1
1 200 roundsAmmunition
1 500 shots/minFire rate
Economy
7 540 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 100/6 300/2 000Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
630 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 800 Ge icon.pngAces
× (202 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage F-89B.jpg


The F-89B is a premium rank V American jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.3 (AB/SB) and 7.7 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Flight performance

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Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: M24A1 (20 mm)

The F-89B is armed with 6x M24A1 20mm cannon in the nose. Although each gun only holds 200 rounds (1,200 total), a well-aimed burst with the air targets belt will easily destroy any target or at least set it on fire.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Massive burst mass

Cons:

  • Large target

History

Almost immediately after WWII, the Nothrop Corporation began developing an experimental jet fighter-interceptor to meet the new requirements for that class of aircraft. The American interceptor’s primary targets were supposed to be Soviet bombers, so the projected model’s flight characteristics and armament had to meet this objective. At first the two-seater twin-engine jet was developed to have a rather interesting four gun turret. This turret was to be mounted on the aircraft’s nose and could fire on targets either automatically or manually along a vertical plane either forward, up, down or, in some cases, backward. However, when the experimental model of the aircraft was ready, the turret still hadn’t undergone testing yet, so the military decided to install traditional static frontal guns on it, as well as HVARs on the wing pylons. It was with this loadout that the Scorpion F-89A and F-89B went into service. The armament was switched exclusively to rockets somewhat later. To make the change to rockets, the designers implemented an interesting solution: Mighty Mouse unguided rockets were installed on the front of the wing-mounted fuel tanks in such a way that the rocket and fuel sections of this part of the design were separated by a fireproof barrier. This also made it possible to install heavier, more destructive HVARs under the wing. The F-89D or “rocket” version of the Scorpion went on to become the most widespread version of the aircraft in the US air force – 682 of them were manufactured.

- From Devblog

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

  • F-89D - Rocket-armed variant of the fighter.

External links


USA jet aircraft
F-4  F-4C Phantom II
F-80  F-80A-5 Shooting Star · F-80C-10 Shooting Star
F-84  F-84B-26 Thunderjet · F-84G-21-RE
F-86  F-86A-5 Sabre · F-86F-25 Sabre · F-86F-2 Sabre · F-86F-35 Sabre
F-89  F-89B · F-89D
F9F  F9F-2 Panther · F9F-5 Panther · F9F-8 Cougar
Other  P-59A · F3D-1 · F2H-2 Banshee · FJ-4B · FJ-4B VMF-232 · F-100D
B-57  B-57A Canberra · B-57B Canberra