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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
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Revision as of 18:45, 4 May 2021

I-180S
i_180.png
GarageImage I-180S.jpg
I-180S
AB RB SB
3.0 3.0 3.0
Show in game
MARKET

Description

The I-180S is a premium gift rank II Soviet fighter with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.87 "Locked On" as a reward for the 2019 "Battlefield Engineer" event.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 6 500 m585 km/h
Turn time19 s
Max altitude10 000 m
EngineTumansky M-88R
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight3 t

The I-180S is a quite a manoeuvrable aircraft. At its BR, it's more manoeuvrable than some fighters in this tier. However, you should be careful when in battle, as despite its good performance, it is badly armoured and a few well-placed shots will take out your pilot.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,500 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 565 547 10000 19.5 20.6 12.6 12.6 350
Upgraded 607 585 18.5 19.0 21.5 16.6

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
670 260 N/A 320 250 ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 300 < 240 < 300 > 190
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,000 m 1,100 hp 1,274 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
6,000 m 1,000 hp 1,158 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural670 km/h
Gear260 km/h
  • 8 mm Steel - Pilot's seat
  • Large, single fuel tank in front of pilot
  • Uncovered cockpit (no cockpit roof)

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 700 Sl icon.png
RB4 400 Sl icon.png
SB1 700 Sl icon.png
Crew training8 100 Sl icon.png
Experts54 000 Sl icon.png
Aces250 Ge icon.png
Research Aces440 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 50 / 150 / 320 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Mods ammo.png
shkas_belt_pack
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods ammo.png
ub_belt_pack
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Der-31
Mods weapon.png
shkas_new_gun
Mods weapon.png
ub_new_gun

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition440 rounds
Fire rate996 shots/min
Ammunition1 300 rounds
Fire rate1 800 shots/min

The I-180S is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Berezin UB machine guns, nose-mounted (220 rpg = 440 total)
  • 2 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns, nose-mounted (650 rpg = 1,300 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups2
List of setups
Setup 14 x 50 kg FAB-50sv (forged) bomb
Setup 22 x 100 kg FAB-100sv (forged) bomb

The I-180S can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 4 x 50 kg FAB-50 bombs (200 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg FAB-100 bombs (200 kg total)

Usage in battles

Climb to about 4,000m - 5,000 m of altitude at the beginning of the battle, use Boom & Zoom tactic to get rid of some enemies low first. If there are any enemies above or as high as you, try to drag them into a dogfight. Remember to always avoid head-on attacks when against some heavy armed planes such as the F4U Corsair variants, P-40s and Fw 190s.

There are also some enemies you really have to pay attention to, specifically the British Spitfires and Japanese A6M Zero. Both of these fighter types have a very good turn rate, which means dogfighting even against a mediocre pilot will most likely result with them on your tail. Remember when fighting against them the Spits and Zeros, try to gain an altitude advantage or do a head-on with a quick snap-turn and out-run them.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable
Manual activation
  • For those who manually activate the gearing, switch to second gear around 3,500 meters and drop the drop climb angle to 10-12 degrees which will make most effective use of the aircraft's engine and supercharger.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great all-round fighter, a bit of turn fighter, a bit of Boom & Zoomer
  • Excellent climb rate due to supercharger
  • Tight aircraft with great manoeuvrability
  • Great roll rate
  • Great armament packed tightly in the nose of the aircraft, making it easy to aim
  • Can carry bombs for ground attack

Cons:

  • Engine tends to overheat, must be careful with WEP
  • Poor rudder control, difficult to perform wing-overs or hammerhead manoeuvres
  • Woefully underarmoured for its tier
  • Exposed cockpit; pilot can be hit more easily

History

Development of the I-180 began in 1938, with the Polikarpov design bureau starting work on creating a new aircraft to meet the requirements of the Soviet Air Force at the time. In order to do so, engineers decided to base the new machine on a modified I-16 design and to install a more powerful radial engine. As a result, the I-180 was created. However, development and testing of prototypes was plagued with numerous issues, including many accidents. This, coupled with the arrival of new Soviet fighter designs quickly cast a shadow on the I-180 project which ultimately led to the project being cancelled by the end of 1940. Prior to the cancellation, a production version of the machine - the I-180S was built but only in very limited numbers. In total, around 13 I-180s were built, including prototypes, but none saw any active service.

- From Devblog

Media

Skins
Images
  • I-180S WTWallpaper 001.jpg
  • I-180S WTWallpaper 002.jpg
  • I-180S WTWallpaper 003.jpg
  • I-180S WTWallpaper 004.jpg
  • I-180S WTWallpaper 005.jpg
  • I-180S WTWallpaper 006.jpg
  • The I-180S at the hangar. The standard livery is mainly red, with some items in shiny silver.
  • The I-180S at the hangar. Summer livery, with red stars on the classic Soviet green and blue camouflage.
Videos

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

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

External links


Polikarpov Design Bureau (Опытное конструкторское бюро Поликарпова)
I-15 fighters  I-15 WR · I-15 M-22 · I-15R · I-15bis · I-153 M-62 · Zhukovsky's I-153-M62 · I-153P
I-16 fighters  I-16 type 5 · I-16 type 10 · I-16 type 18 · I-16 type 24 · I-16 type 27 · I-16 type 28
I-180 fighters  I-180S · I-185 (M-71) · I-185 (M-82)
ITP fighters  ITP (M-1)
Twin-engine fighters  TIS MA
Bombers  Po-2
Export  ␗I-15bis · ␗I-153 M-62 · ␗I-16 type 5 · ␗I-16 type 10 · ␗I-16 type 17 · ␗I-16 Chung 28

USSR fighters
I-15  I-15 WR · I-15 M-22 · I-15R · I-15bis
I-153  I-153 M-62 · Zhukovsky's I-153-M62 · I-153P
I-16  I-16 type 5 · I-16 type 10 · I-16 type 18 · I-16 type 24 · I-16 type 27 · I-16 type 28 · I-180S
I-29  I-29
I-185  I-185 (M-71) · I-185 (M-82)
I-225  I-225
ITP  ITP (M-1)
MiG-3  MiG-3-15 · MiG-3-15 (BK) · MiG-3-34
LaGG  I-301 · LaGG-3-4 · LaGG-3-8 · LaGG-3-11 · LaGG-3-23 · LaGG-3-34 · LaGG-3-35 · LaGG-3-66
La  La-5 · La-5F · La-5FN · La-7 · Dolgushin's La-7 · La-7B-20 · La-9 · La-11
Yak-1/7  Yak-1 · Yak-1B · Yak-7B
Yak-3  Yak-3 · Yak-3P · Yak-3T · Yak-3U · Yak-3 (VK-107)
Yak-9  Yak-9 · Yak-9B · Golovachev's Yak-9M · Yak-9T · Yak-9K · Yak-9U · Yak-9UT · Yak-9P
Other countries  ▂P-40E-1 · ▂P-47D-27 · ▂Hurricane Mk IIB · ▂Fw 190 D-9 · ▂Spitfire Mk IXc
P-39  ▂P-39K-1 · ▂Pokryshkin's P-39N-0 · ▂P-39Q-15
P-63  ▂P-63A-5 · ▂P-63A-10 · ▂P-63C-5

USSR premium aircraft
Fighters  I-16 type 28 · Zhukovsky's I-153-M62 · I-153P · I-180S · I-301 · ITP (M-1)
  LaGG-3-4 · LaGG-3-23 · LaGG-3-34 · Dolgushin's La-7 · La-11
  Yak-3 (VK-107) · Yak-3T · Golovachev's Yak-9M
  ▂P-39K-1 · ▂Pokryshkin's P-39N-0 · ▂P-39Q-15 · ▂P-40E-1 · ▂P-47D-27 · ▂P-63A-5 · ▂P-63A-10 · ▂P-63C-5
  ▂Hurricane Mk IIB · ▂Spitfire Mk IXc · ▂Fw 190 D-9
Twin-engine fighters  I-29
Jet fighters  Su-11 · MiG-15bis ISH · MiG-17AS
Strike aircraft  IL-2M "Avenger" · IL-2 M-82 · Su-6 · Tandem MAI · TIS MA · Yak-38 · Su-7BMK
Bombers  Be-6 · MBR-2-M-34 · Pe-2-205 · TB-3M-17-32
  ▂PBY-5a Catalina · ▂Hampden TB Mk I · ▂B-25J-30