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| code = p-36g
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{{About
 
{{About
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|usage=other uses
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
 
[[File:GarageImage_{{PAGENAME}}.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} American fighter {{Battle-rating}}. This aircraft was introduced in [[Update 1.35]].
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} American fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.35]].
  
The P-36G performs much like its previous counterparts, as the increased armament does not degrade performance significantly. In addition, it retains the durability of its predecessors, something that would be passed onto its successor, the P-40E-1. This combination of firepower, durability and performance is a force to be reckoned with.
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The P-36G performs much like its previous counterparts, as the increased armament does not degrade performance significantly. In addition, it retains the durability of its predecessors, something that would be passed onto its successor, the [[P-40E-1]]. This combination of firepower, durability and performance is a force to be reckoned with.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
=== Flight Performance ===
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=== Flight performance ===
<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, maneuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->
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''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
|472||460|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||17.2||18.2||4.6||7.3||183
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| 477 || 461 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 17.7 || 18.2 || 7 || 7 || 183
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,048 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 3,048 m)
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
|531||501|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||16.8||17.0||19.0||10.6||183
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| 527 || 501 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 16.7 || 17.0 || 15.5 || 10.6 || 183
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
====Details====
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==== Details ====
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps
! Take-off flap
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! Take-off flaps
! Landing flap
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! Landing flaps
 
! Air brakes
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
 
|-
 
|-
|✓||✓||✓|| X || X <!-- ✓ -->
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| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || X     <!-- ✓ -->
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
|-
 
|-
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! -
 
! -
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} ||520|| ~17 || ~8
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| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 520 || ~11 || ~6
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < 430 || < 380 || < 460 || > 250
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| < 420 || < 380 || < 420 || > 300
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| 2,550 m || 1,000 hp || 1,200 hp  
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| 2,133 m || 1,000 hp || 1,200 hp
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| 4,572 m || 880 hp || 1,056 hp  
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| 4,571 m || 900 hp || 1,080 hp
 
|-
 
|-
<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 3
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|- -->
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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* Steel 9.5 mm armour on the back of the pilot's seat
 
* Steel 9.5 mm armour on the back of the pilot's seat
 
* Three fuel tanks in the fuselage
 
* Three fuel tanks in the fuselage
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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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|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)|Browning (7.62 mm)}}
 
{{main|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)|Browning (7.62 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
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* 2 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine guns, nose-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)
* 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)
 
 
* 4 x 7.62 mm Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (500 rpg = 2,000 total)
 
* 4 x 7.62 mm Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (500 rpg = 2,000 total)
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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The P-36G Hawk is one of the best aircraft at Rank I. Armed with two nose-mounted 12.7 mm machine guns and four 7.62 mm machine guns in the wings, it certainly has firepower. While it may not have the notoriety of the I-16 and the LaGG-3, it is more than capable of challenging them on a more than even footing.
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The P-36G Hawk is one of the best aircraft at Rank I. Armed with two nose-mounted 12.7 mm machine guns and four 7.62 mm machine guns in the wings, it certainly has firepower. While it may not have the notoriety of the [[I-16 (Family)|I-16]] and the [[LaGG-3 (Family)|LaGG-3]], it is more than capable of challenging them on a more than even footing.
  
 
Boom and Zoom tactics are a must; your manoeuvrability comes with speed, like the [[P-40E-1]]. To keep up speed, boom and zoom tactics work quite well. Boom and run tactics can also work, but such a proposition is risky due to the propensity for an aerial collision. It should be noted that even in an aerial collision, the P-36G has a reasonably high chance of survival, a testament to its durability.
 
Boom and Zoom tactics are a must; your manoeuvrability comes with speed, like the [[P-40E-1]]. To keep up speed, boom and zoom tactics work quite well. Boom and run tactics can also work, but such a proposition is risky due to the propensity for an aerial collision. It should be noted that even in an aerial collision, the P-36G has a reasonably high chance of survival, a testament to its durability.
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=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
! colspan="7" |MEC elements
 
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! colspan="7" | MEC elements
! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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|-
! colspan="3" |Radiator
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! rowspan="2" | Mixer
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Pitch
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
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! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
|-
 
|-
!Oil
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! Oil
!Water
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! Water
!Type
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! Type
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|-
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| Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>Auto control available || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Combined || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>2 gears || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
|-
 
|-
|Not controllable
 
| rowspan="2" |Controllable<br>No automatic pitch
 
| rowspan="2" |Not controllable
 
| rowspan="2" |Controllable
 
| rowspan="2" |Combined
 
| rowspan="2" |Controllable<br>2 gears
 
| rowspan="2" |Not controllable
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
===Modules===
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=== Modules ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! colspan="1" | Tier
 
! colspan="1" | Tier
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="1" | Survivability
 
! colspan="1" | Survivability
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
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! colspan="1" | Weaponry
 
|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
| Fuselage Repair
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| Fuselage repair
 
| Radiator
 
| Radiator
|  
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|
| Offensive 7.62 mm belts
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| Offensive 7 mm
 
|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
|  
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|
 
| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
| New 7.62 mm MGs
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| New 7 mm MGs
 
|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
| Wings Repair
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| Wings repair
 
| Engine
 
| Engine
|  
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|
| Offensive 12.7 mm belts
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| Offensive 12 mm
 
|-
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
|  
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|
| Engine Injection
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| Engine injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
| New 12.7 mm MGs
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| New 12 mm MGs
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
 
* Very manoeuvrable
 
* Very manoeuvrable
 
* Amazing roll rate
 
* Amazing roll rate
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
 
* Guns jam rather easily
 
* Guns jam rather easily
 
* Isn't the greatest plane for high altitude combat
 
* Isn't the greatest plane for high altitude combat
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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=== In-game description ===
 
=== In-game description ===
 
 
Not long before the Germans occupied Norway, the Norwegian government put in another order with the Curtiss company. In January 1940, a contract was signed for 36 Curtiss Hawk 75A-8 fighters.
 
Not long before the Germans occupied Norway, the Norwegian government put in another order with the Curtiss company. In January 1940, a contract was signed for 36 Curtiss Hawk 75A-8 fighters.
  
 
The new model differed from the Curtiss Hawk 75A-6s in its improved weaponry and its 9-cylinder single-row air-cooled Wright GR-1820-G205A Cyclone engine with a maximum output of 1,200 hp.
 
The new model differed from the Curtiss Hawk 75A-6s in its improved weaponry and its 9-cylinder single-row air-cooled Wright GR-1820-G205A Cyclone engine with a maximum output of 1,200 hp.
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The Curtiss Hawk 75A-8 possessed two large-calibre 12.7 mm synchronized Colt-Browning ANM2.5 machine guns in the fuselage with 200 rounds each and four 7.62 mm Colt-Browning ANM2.3 machine guns mounted on the wing panels with 500 rounds each. Bomb racks were installed on the underside wing panels.
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The Curtiss Hawk 75A-8 possessed two large-caliber 12.7 mm synchronized Colt-Browning ANM2.5 machine guns in the fuselage with 200 rounds each and four 7.62 mm Colt-Browning ANM2.3 machine guns mounted on the wing panels with 500 rounds each. Bomb racks were installed on the underside wing panels.
  
 
This model was equipped with a fixed loop radio compass, the antenna of which was installed above the fuselage spine fairing behind the pilot's cockpit in a characteristic teardrop fairing.
 
This model was equipped with a fixed loop radio compass, the antenna of which was installed above the fuselage spine fairing behind the pilot's cockpit in a characteristic teardrop fairing.
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The remaining Curtiss Hawk 75A-8s were integrated into the USAAF with the designation P-36G.
 
The remaining Curtiss Hawk 75A-8s were integrated into the USAAF with the designation P-36G.
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By this time, the Curtiss Hawk 75A was no longer of high value as a fighter, and the other P-36s in the USAAF were powered by different engines. Because of these issues, the P-36Gs were transferred to Peru in 1943 as part of the lend-lease program.
 
By this time, the Curtiss Hawk 75A was no longer of high value as a fighter, and the other P-36s in the USAAF were powered by different engines. Because of these issues, the P-36Gs were transferred to Peru in 1943 as part of the lend-lease program.
  
 
The Latin-American country's formerly Norwegian Curtiss Hawk 75A-8 fighters served peacefully until 1954.
 
The Latin-American country's formerly Norwegian Curtiss Hawk 75A-8 fighters served peacefully until 1954.
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
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* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.'' -->
 
 
 
* [[P-36 (Family)|Other Curtiss Model 75 variants]]
 
* [[P-36 (Family)|Other Curtiss Model 75 variants]]
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  
 
{{USA fighters}}
 
{{USA fighters}}

Revision as of 09:43, 8 June 2019

P-36G Hawk
p-36g.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/2.3/2.3BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Wright R-1820-95Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
770 km/hStructural
290 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
400 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
4 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 2
2 000 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Economy
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 700 / 2 150/1 650 / 2 087/590 / 746Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
× (112) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the American fighter P-36G. For other versions, see P-36 (Family).

Description

GarageImage P-36G.jpg


The P-36G Hawk is a rank I American fighter with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB) and 2.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.35.

The P-36G performs much like its previous counterparts, as the increased armament does not degrade performance significantly. In addition, it retains the durability of its predecessors, something that would be passed onto its successor, the P-40E-1. This combination of firepower, durability and performance is a force to be reckoned with.

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
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,048 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
477 461 17.7 18.2 7 7 183
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,048 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
527 501 16.7 17.0 15.5 10.6 183

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
520 ~11 ~6
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 420 < 380 < 420 > 300
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,133 m 1,000 hp 1,200 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,571 m 900 hp 1,080 hp

Survivability and armour

  • Steel 9.5 mm armour on the back of the pilot's seat
  • Three fuel tanks in the fuselage

Armaments

Offensive armament

The P-36G is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine guns, nose-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)
  • 4 x 7.62 mm Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (500 rpg = 2,000 total)

Usage in battles

The P-36G Hawk is one of the best aircraft at Rank I. Armed with two nose-mounted 12.7 mm machine guns and four 7.62 mm machine guns in the wings, it certainly has firepower. While it may not have the notoriety of the I-16 and the LaGG-3, it is more than capable of challenging them on a more than even footing.

Boom and Zoom tactics are a must; your manoeuvrability comes with speed, like the P-40E-1. To keep up speed, boom and zoom tactics work quite well. Boom and run tactics can also work, but such a proposition is risky due to the propensity for an aerial collision. It should be noted that even in an aerial collision, the P-36G has a reasonably high chance of survival, a testament to its durability.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Controllable
2 gears
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 12 mm
IV Engine injection Cover New 12 mm MGs

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very manoeuvrable
  • Amazing roll rate
  • Good firepower
  • Rather speedy

Cons:

  • Guns jam rather easily
  • Isn't the greatest plane for high altitude combat

History

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).

In-game description

Not long before the Germans occupied Norway, the Norwegian government put in another order with the Curtiss company. In January 1940, a contract was signed for 36 Curtiss Hawk 75A-8 fighters.

The new model differed from the Curtiss Hawk 75A-6s in its improved weaponry and its 9-cylinder single-row air-cooled Wright GR-1820-G205A Cyclone engine with a maximum output of 1,200 hp.

The Curtiss Hawk 75A-8 possessed two large-caliber 12.7 mm synchronized Colt-Browning ANM2.5 machine guns in the fuselage with 200 rounds each and four 7.62 mm Colt-Browning ANM2.3 machine guns mounted on the wing panels with 500 rounds each. Bomb racks were installed on the underside wing panels.

This model was equipped with a fixed loop radio compass, the antenna of which was installed above the fuselage spine fairing behind the pilot's cockpit in a characteristic teardrop fairing.

The order was fully completed by the end of 1940, but all the planes of this model remained overseas due to the occupation of Norway. The exiled Norwegian government received only 6 Curtiss Hawk 75A-8 fighters and used them as training planes to prepare fighter pilots for the Norwegian Army Air Service in so-called Little Norway at Toronto, Canada until mid-1943.

The remaining Curtiss Hawk 75A-8s were integrated into the USAAF with the designation P-36G.

By this time, the Curtiss Hawk 75A was no longer of high value as a fighter, and the other P-36s in the USAAF were powered by different engines. Because of these issues, the P-36Gs were transferred to Peru in 1943 as part of the lend-lease program.

The Latin-American country's formerly Norwegian Curtiss Hawk 75A-8 fighters served peacefully until 1954.

Media

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

See also

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


USA fighters
P-26 Peashooter  P-26A-33 Peashooter · P-26A-34 Peashooter · P-26A-34 M2 Peashooter · P-26B-35 Peashooter
P-36 Hawk  P-36A Hawk · Rasmussen's P-36A Hawk · P-36C Hawk · P-36G Hawk
P-39 Airacobra  P-400 · P-39N-0 Airacobra · P-39Q-5 Airacobra
P-40  P-40C Warhawk · P-40E-1 Warhawk · P-40F-10 Warhawk
P-43 Lancer  P-43A-1
P-47 Thunderbolt  P-47D-25 Thunderbolt · P-47D-28 · Bostwick's P-47M-1-RE Thunderbolt · ⋠Lanovski's P-47M-1-RE Thunderbolt · P-47N-15 Thunderbolt
P-51 Mustang  P-51 Mustang · P-51A (Thunder League) · P-51D-5 Mustang · Wetmore's P-51D-10 Mustang · P-51D-20-NA Mustang · P-51D-30 Mustang · P-51H-5-NA
P-63 Kingcobra  P-63A-5 · P-63A-10 · P-63C-5 · ␠Kingcobra
Prototypes  XP-55 Ascender
F2A Buffalo  F2A-1 Buffalo · John Thach's F2A-1 Buffalo · F2A-3 Buffalo
F3F  F3F-2 · Galer's F3F-2
F4F Wildcat  F4F-3 · F4F-4 Wildcat
F4U Corsair  F4U-1A Corsair · F4U-1A (USMC) Corsair · F4U-1D Corsair · F4U-1C Corsair · F4U-4 Corsair · F4U-4B Corsair · F4U-4B VMF-214
F6F Hellcat  F6F-5 Hellcat · F6F-5N
F8F Bearcat  F8F-1 Bearcat · F8F-1B Bearcat
Other countries  ▃Ki-43-II Hayabusa · ▃Ki-61-Ib Hien · ▃A6M2 Reisen · ▃Bf 109 F-4 · ▃Fw 190 A-8 · ▃Spitfire LF Mk IXc