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General characteristics
1 personCrew
6.9 tTake-off weight
5.00 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11 000 mCeiling
Pratt & Whitney R-2800-10wEngine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
803 km/hStructural
375 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm AN/M2 cannonWeapon 1
462 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 2
1 600 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
6 x HVAR rocketsSetup 1
2 x Tiny Tim rocketsSetup 2
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 3
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
6 x HVAR rockets
Setup 4
1 x Mk.13/44 torpedo (2216 lbs)Setup 5
40 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
150 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 800 / 2 289/1 600 / 2 035/1 170 / 1 488Repair
43 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
150 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
700 Ge icon.pngAces
154 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
320 % Sl icon.png200 % Sl icon.png100 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the American naval fighter F6F-5N. For other uses, see F6F (Family).


GarageImage F6F-5N.jpg

The F6F-5N is a rank III American naval fighter with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB), 4.3 (RB), and 4.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai".

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 6,950 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
585 568 11 000 22.7 23.1 8.1 8.1 399
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,950 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
647 615 11 000 19.4 21.0 20 11.8 399


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
803 375 510 ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< 432 < 420 < 420 > 420
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
518 m 2,000 hp 2,398 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,724 m 1,800 hp 2,158 hp
Setting 3
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
6,400 m 1,650 hp 1,978 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 3 mm steel - below the engine and above cooling system
  • 6.35 mm steel - behind the pilot
  • 38 mm bulletproof glass - armoured windscreen


Offensive armament

A page from the F63/F6F pilots manual detailing protective angles against enemy weapons.

The F6F-5N is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm AN/M2 cannons, wing-mounted (231 rpg = 462 total)
  • 4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (400 rpg = 1,600 total)

Suspended armament

The F6F-5N can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • Without load
  • 6 x 127 mm HVAR rockets
  • 2 x Tiny Tim rockets
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 6 x 127 mm HVAR rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 1 x 2,216 lbs Mk.13/44 torpedoes

Usage in battles

There was a reason the F6F was a standout fighter during World War II. As a fighter, it was versatile, not only as an aerial fighter but also as a ground pounder.

Aerial combat
  • This F6F had a bit of weight to it which allowed it to perform well as a Boom & Zoom fighter. With a total of six guns, 2 x M2 Browning machine guns and one 20 mm cannon in each wing, this fighter could take out opponent fighters without much trouble.
Ground attack
  • The F6F excels in ground attack where it can be outfitted with either bombs or rockets. The 1,000 lb bombs have a devastating effect on ships and hardened structures not to mention vehicles which are clustered in a compact area. The agility of the aircraft makes it ideal to outfit rockets whether it is the HVAR or Tiny Tim unguided rockets. The larger Tiny Tim rockets will pack a huge punch in armoured vehicles and ships while also able to damage bases (though nowhere near as well as bombs). HVAR rockets work best when reserved for armoured vehicles some hardened concrete structures and bombers. The rockets can be outfitted with contact fuzes or time-delayed fuzes.
Naval attack
  • The previously mentioned weapons for both aerial and ground attack can be utilised with great success in the naval arena as all weapons can cause damage to naval aircraft and ships. The F6F can carry a single specialized naval weapon, a Mk. 13/44 torpedo which requires a slow and low approach to a ship to ensure the torpedo does not sink nor miss its target. While this is vulnerable and comprising to fly at a ship shooting back, a torpedo on target can yield a sunken ship.

Manual Engine Control

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


Payload modules unlock the following:

  • ITC mk.III: One torpedo
  • FRC mk.2: Six HVAR rockets
  • LFRC mk.12: Two Tiny Tims
  • FLBC mk.1: Two 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm ITC mk.III
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs FRC mk.2
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 20 mm LFRC mk.12
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm cannons FLBC mk.1

Pros and cons


  • Has 2 x 20 mm cannons
  • Great variety of weapons for any map, aerial combat, ground attack and maps with naval ships
  • Decent climb rate and manoeuvrability
  • Has radar, although not functional yet
  • Workhorse naval fighter


  • Slower than the standard F6F-5
  • Not as energy efficient on a zoom climb like a P-47


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  • A view of a F6F-5N carrying two Tiny Tim rockets.
  • A view of a F6F-5N firing off a Tiny Tim rocket at an enemy target.
  • A side view of the shackle connection of the Tiny Tim rocket to the external pylon of the F6F-5N.

See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
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External links

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