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P-36G Hawk
General characteristics
1 personCrew
2.7 tTake-off weight
1.75 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
9 754 mCeiling
Wright R-1820-95Engine
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
7 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 400 / 1 771/1 670 / 2 112/580 / 733Repair
3 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
112 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
120 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the American fighter P-36G. For other versions, see P-36 (Family).


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.

Max Speed
(km/h at 3,048 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
477 461 9 754 17.7 18.2 7 7 183
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,048 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
527 501 9 754 16.7 17.0 15.5 10.6 183


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
520 ~11 ~6
Optimal velocities
< 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


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
Not auto controlled
Combined Controllable
2 gears
Not controllable


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


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


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


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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.


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See also

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
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