P-39N-0

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P-39N-0 Airacobra
p-39n.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.0/3.0/3.3BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.8 tEmpty weight
4.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 700 mCeiling
sec22.7/22.7/20.0Turn Time
101 km/hStalling speed
Allison V-1710-85Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
886 km/hStructural
322 km/hGear
Offensive armament
37 mm M4 cannonWeapon 1
30 roundsAmmunition
146 shots/minFire rate
2 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 2
400 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
4 х 7.62 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 3
3 000 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
6 х M8 rocketSetup 1
Economy
14 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
55 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 624 / 4 718/4 113 / 5 355/1 180 / 1 536Repair
16 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
55 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.30 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the American fighter P-39N-0. For other uses, see P-39 (Family).

Description

GarageImage P-39N-0.jpg


The P-39N-0 Airacobra is a Rank II American fighters with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB) and 3.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced into the game sometime prior to Update 1.27.

The primary purpose of a P-39 is that of a low-level interceptor against low energy aircraft. It lacks the high-altitude performance needed to engage strategic-bombers. The 37mm M4's dropping trajectory and slow rate of fire make it useless in head-on passes. Therefore, prioritise low altitude objectives, like escorting attackers & low alt bombers, or prey on the ones of the enemy.

General info

Flight Performance

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
610 591 9 700 19.2 19.9 10.5 10.5 280
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
675 641 9 700 17.7 18.0 24.8 14.9 280

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
886 322 450 ~18 ~13
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 360 < 380 < 450 > 312
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,724 m 1,125 hp 1,556 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 15.87 mm Steel - Propeller hub
  • 15.87 mm Steel - Plate in front of the cockpit
  • 7 mm Steel - Plate over instrument cluster
  • 6 mm Steel - Upper pilot's seat and headrest encasement
  • 6 mm Steel - Rear tail
  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass - Windscreen
  • 64 mm Bulletproof glass - Headrest of pilot's seat

Armaments

Offensive armament

The P-39N-0 is armed with:

  • 1 x 37 mm M4 cannon, nose-mounted (30 rpg)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine gun, nose-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)
  • 4 x 7.62 mm Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (500 rpg outer, 1,000 rpg inner = 3,000 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: M8 (rockets)

The P-39N-0 can outfit the following ordinance options:

  • Without load
  • 6 x 118 mm M8 Bazookas

Usage in battles

Basic dogfighting skills apply. Use energy tactics and only fire the cannon only under optimum conditions. A separate key for the main gun is advised. Otherwise utilise the given machine guns at every opportunity. Especially those 7,92 light machine guns in the wings, with 750 rounds per gun you wont run dry that fast. The center/cowling mounted .50cals provide great long range accuracy & harassment.

"Jack of all trades, master of none" is the credo of the Airacobra. Thus the basic tactic is to analyze your opponents weakness and then exploit it. The P-39 will always find an area, it is exceeding the foe. Or at least, is on par to let the skill decide. Given the P-39's sleek and rather aerodynamic form, BnZ is the preferred form of combat. However TnB is an option as well. Again, the P-39 provides all the options a pilot wants "Jack of all traits, master of none".

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs Offensive 12 mm
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 37 mm New 12 mm MGs
IV Engine Injection Cover New 37 mm Cannons Rocker Launcher M10

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Absurd climb rate when upgraded (nearly 25 m/s)
  • Heavy Armament
  • Great Dive Speed Acceleration/Pickup
  • Reasonable Turn Time
  • Great amount of 7.62 (.306) ammo (750 RPG)

Cons:

  • "Jack of all trades, but master of none"
  • Three different weapon trajectories make aiming difficult, although this is less of a problem if you are a proficient P-400 pilot
  • Long countdown for the 37 mm in both overheating and reload
  • Easy to stall with full controls
  • Cannot fire the 2 MGs separately
  • Ammunition count for the M2s is low, limiting their usage time

History

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Media

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See also

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

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


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