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Hunter FGA.9 PACK
General characteristics
1 personCrew
5.1 tTake-off weight
3.39 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12 700 mCeiling
Packard V-1650-7Engine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
901 km/hStructural
281 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 x 12.7 mm Akan m/45 machine gunWeapon 1
2 080 roundsAmmunition
768 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 50 kg mb m/37AT bombSetup 1
54 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
180 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png11 000 / 14 487/7 780 / 10 246/2 530 / 3 332Repair
52 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
180 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
166 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
520 % Sl icon.png360 % Sl icon.png100 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Swedish fighter J26. For other versions of this plane model, see P-51 (Family).


GarageImage J26.jpg

The J26 is a rank IV Swedish fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB), 4.3 (RB), and 5.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.95 "Northern Wind".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 7,620 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 686 665 12 700 23.0 23.8 15.7 396
Upgraded 735 710 21.0 22.0 22.8 18.9


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
___ ___ 265 ~10 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 500 < 300 < 500 > 400
Compressor Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
Setting 1 2,400 m 1,580 hp 1,728 hp
Setting 2 6,400 m 1,320 hp 1,444 hp

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.


Offensive armament

Main article: Akan m/45 (12.7 mm)

The J26 is armed with:

  • 6 x 12.7 mm Akan m/45 machine guns, wing-mounted (270 rpg outer + 270 rpg middle + 500 rpg inner = 2,080 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: m/37a (50 kg)

The J26 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg m/37a bombs (100 kg total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, 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).

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Auto control available
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
2 gears
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe m/37a
III Wings repair Engine New 12 mm MGs
IV G-suit Engine injection Cover

Pros and cons


  • Outstanding Boom & Zoom capability - strictly limit turning manoeuvres
  • Great performance at altitude
  • Very fast at all altitudes, especially with a leveling-out dive
  • Very agile at high speeds
  • Good cockpit visibility
  • Plenty of ammo
  • Large fuel capacity (1 hour 45 minutes maximum flight time)
  • Tracers consist entirely of API-T rounds, giving the 12.7 mm a significantly bigger punch than other machine guns
  • Fantastic top speed and acceleration when spaded
  • Very good sustained climb rate when spaded



Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).


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

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

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.

North American Aviation
Fighters  P-51 · P-51A · P-51C-10 · P-51D-5 · P-51D-10 · P-51D-20-NA · P-51D-30 · P-51H-5-NA · F-82E
Attackers  A-36
  PBJ-1H · PBJ-1J
Bombers  B-25J-1 · B-25J-20
Jet Fighters  FJ-4B · FJ-4B VMF-232
  F-86A-5 · F-86F-2 · F-86F-25 · F-86F-35
Export / Licence  ␗B-25J-30 · ▂B-25J-30
  ▄Mustang Mk IA · ␗P-51D-20 · J26 · ␗P-51K
  ␗F-86F-30 · F-86F-30 ▅ · F-86F-40 ▅ · F-86F-40 JASDF▅ · ␗F-86F-40 · ▀F-86K · ▄F-86K (Italy) · ▄F-86K (France)
  ␗F-100A · ▄F-100D
  The North American Aviation allowed Canadair Limited to license-build the F-86 as the CL-13 for use in Canada and to export to Europe.
  The North American Aviation allowed Fiat to license-build the F-86K for the Italian Air Force though another 120 NAA built F-86Ks were also sold to the Italians.
See Also  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries · Canadair Limited · Fiat Aviation

Saab  J21A-1 · J21A-2 · A21A-3
FFVS  J22-A · J22-B
(Finland) VL  Mörkö-Morane · Pyörremyrsky
Foreign Import  J8A · Iacobi's J8A · J11 · J20 · J26