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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} premium Russian fighter {{Battle-rating}}. This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. It costs 1,600 Golden Eagles.
 
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} premium Russian fighter {{Battle-rating}}. This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. It costs 1,600 Golden Eagles.
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
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* 38mm Bulletproof glass
 
* 38mm Bulletproof glass
* between pilot and cannon sits a 19mm  steel plate and also 2 x 15.8mm steel plates covering pilots legs
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* Between pilot and cannon sits a 19.05 mm steel plate and also 2 x 15.87 mm steel plates covering pilots legs
 
* Behind pilots head and shoulders is a 12.7mm steel plate and there's also 12.7mm steel plate in the tail behind engine.
 
* Behind pilots head and shoulders is a 12.7mm steel plate and there's also 12.7mm steel plate in the tail behind engine.
 
* Tanks are located in the wings
 
* Tanks are located in the wings
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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{{main|MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)}}
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{{main|M4 (37 mm)|M2 Browning (12.7 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
  
* 4 x 7.5 mm [[MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)|MAC 1934]] machine guns (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
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* 1 x 37 mm [[M4 (37 mm)|M4]] cannon, nose-mounted (30 total)
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* 2 x 12.7 mm [[M2 Browning (12.7 mm)|M2 Browning]], nose-mounted (270 rpg = 540 total)
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* 2 x 12.7 mm [[M2 Browning (12.7 mm)|M2 Browning]], wing-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
 
4x 12mm M2 Browning MGs(1040 rounds)
 
  
1x 37mm M4 cannon(30 rounds)
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=== Suspended armament ===
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<!--''Describe the aircraft's suspended armament: additional cannons under the wings, bombs, rockets and torpedoes. This section is especially important for bombers and attackers. If there is no suspended weaponry remove this subsection.''-->
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{{main|AN-M64A1 (500 lb)}}
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''Main article:&nbsp;'''[[:Category:Suspended armaments|Bombs]]'''''-->
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
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* Without load
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* 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
  
Has acces to instalation of 1x500lb bomb
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== Usage in the battles ==
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=== Defensive armament ===
 
''Defensive armament with turret machine guns or cannons, crewed by gunners. Examine the number of gunners and what belts or drums are better to use. If defensive weaponry is not available, remove this subsection.''
 
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No deffensive armament
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The best way to play this plane is to quickly climb into altitude around 4-6000 meters and try to hunt down some bombers with the 37 mm cannon. After that, use that energy advantage and play Boom and Zoom against lower planes.
 
 
== Usage in the battles ==
 
The best way to play this plane is to quickly climb into altitude around 4-6000 meters and try to hunt down some bombers with the 37mm cannonafter that use that energy advantage and play Boom and Zoom against lower planes.
 
  
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
===Manual Engine Control===
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! Type  
 
! Type  
 
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not ontrollable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
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| Radiator
 
| Radiator
 
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| Offensive 12mm
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| Offensive 12 mm
 
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| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
| New 12mm MGs
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| New 12 mm MGs
 
|FMBC Mk.1
 
|FMBC Mk.1
 
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| Engine
 
| Engine
 
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| Offensive 37mm
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| Offensive 37 mm
 
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| Engine Injection
 
| Engine Injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
| New 37mm cannon
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| New 37 mm cannon
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
Decenly maneuverable.
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* Decenly maneuverable
 
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* Hard hitting 37 mm cannon
Hard hitting 37mm cannon.
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* 4x. 50 cals available
 
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* Good climb rate and energy retention
4x 50.calls.
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* can devastate bombers with just a one or two good hits
  
Good climb rate and energy retention
 
 
can devastate bombers with just a 1 or 2 good hits.
 
 
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
Cannon has only 30 rounds.
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* Cannon has only 30 rounds
 
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* Does not ave access to the famous USA's API-T tracers, however the stealth belt is not bad either
Does not ave acces to the famous USA's APIT tracers, however the stealth belt is not bad either.
 
 
 
*
 
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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=== In-game description ===
 
=== In-game description ===
"Bell P-63A-1/A-5 (Model 33) Kingcobra Army Fighter
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Bell P-63A-1/A-5 (Model 33) Kingcobra Army Fighter
  
 
A single-seat, closed-canopy, all-metal monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear and a nose strut. The P-63 Kingcobra was developed as an improved version of the P-39 Airacobra and had a similar layout, with the engine located just behind the cockpit.
 
A single-seat, closed-canopy, all-metal monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear and a nose strut. The P-63 Kingcobra was developed as an improved version of the P-39 Airacobra and had a similar layout, with the engine located just behind the cockpit.
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The Red Army became the main consumers of the P-63A. Deliveries to the Soviet Union began in the summer of 1944, via Alaska and the Northwest Staging Route. The P-63A began to support Soviet anti-aircraft operations in the spring of 1945.
 
The Red Army became the main consumers of the P-63A. Deliveries to the Soviet Union began in the summer of 1944, via Alaska and the Northwest Staging Route. The P-63A began to support Soviet anti-aircraft operations in the spring of 1945.
  
The Soviet version of the P-63A differed from the American in one important feature: the presence of a crank to start the engine. In addition, the Soviets equipped the plane with FAB-100 and FAB-250 bombs under the fuselage."
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The Soviet version of the P-63A differed from the American in one important feature: the presence of a crank to start the engine. In addition, the Soviets equipped the plane with FAB-100 and FAB-250 bombs under the fuselage.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==

Latest revision as of 03:21, 18 January 2020

▂P-63A-5 Kingcobra
p-63a-5_ussr.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.7/3.7/3.7BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
4.8 tTake-off weight
3.62 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12 200 mCeiling
Allison V-1710-93Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
887 km/hStructural
304 km/hGear
Offensive armament
37 mm M4 cannonWeapon 1
30 roundsAmmunition
146 shots/minFire rate
4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 2
1 040 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 1
Economy
1 600 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 920/4 480/1 920Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
210 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
590 Ge icon.pngAces
148 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
270 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png250 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the premium Russian fighter ▂P-63A-5 Kingcobra. For other uses, see P-63 (Family).

Description

The P-63A-5 (USSR) in the garage


The ▂P-63A-5 Kingcobra is a rank III premium Russian fighter with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. It costs 1,600 Golden Eagles.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 12 200  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 12 200  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
887 304  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • 38mm Bulletproof glass
  • Between pilot and cannon sits a 19.05 mm steel plate and also 2 x 15.87 mm steel plates covering pilots legs
  • Behind pilots head and shoulders is a 12.7mm steel plate and there's also 12.7mm steel plate in the tail behind engine.
  • Tanks are located in the wings
  • Critical components such as engine and oil radiators are in the rear behind the pilot

Armaments

Offensive armament

The P-63A-5 (USSR) is armed with:

  • 1 x 37 mm M4 cannon, nose-mounted (30 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning, nose-mounted (270 rpg = 540 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning, wing-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: AN-M64A1 (500 lb)

The P-63A-5 (USSR) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb

Usage in the battles

The best way to play this plane is to quickly climb into altitude around 4-6000 meters and try to hunt down some bombers with the 37 mm cannon. After that, use that energy advantage and play Boom and Zoom against lower planes.

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs FMBC Mk.1
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 37 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 37 mm cannon

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Decenly maneuverable
  • Hard hitting 37 mm cannon
  • 4x. 50 cals available
  • Good climb rate and energy retention
  • can devastate bombers with just a one or two good hits


Cons:

  • Cannon has only 30 rounds
  • Does not ave access to the famous USA's API-T tracers, however the stealth belt is not bad either

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 big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.

In-game description

Bell P-63A-1/A-5 (Model 33) Kingcobra Army Fighter

A single-seat, closed-canopy, all-metal monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear and a nose strut. The P-63 Kingcobra was developed as an improved version of the P-39 Airacobra and had a similar layout, with the engine located just behind the cockpit. Work on the plane, originally designated the XP-39E, began in February 1941. The first prototype, designated XP-63, flew on December 7, 1942, and production of the P-63A-1 (Model 33) began in October 1943, along with the P-39.

The general layout of the P-39 Kingcobra was preserved, but the P-63 featured new, streamlined wings. In order to remedy the P-39's main weakness, a propensity to falling into a flat spin, the area of the vertical tail fin was increased and the aft section of the fuselage was lengthened.

The first production models were equipped with a V-12 liquid-cooled Allison V-1710-93 engine (1325 hp). The aircraft was armed with a Colt-Browning M4 37mm machine gun with 30 rounds and 2 synchronous Colt-Browning M2.5 12.7mm machine guns with 270 rounds per gun. An additional two M2.5s with 250 rounds each were placed in the wing compartments.

Aircraft of both series (except some A-1 planes) were fitted with a ventral pylon which could hold a fuel tank of 75 gallons (284 liters) or one 500-lb (227-kg) bomb.

The aircraft was continually tweaked from one production run to the next, improving its ability to support troops on the field. However, the differences between the A-1 and the A-5 were only slight. The most significant difference, though not a visible one, was the increase in armor from 40 kilograms to 81. 50 P-63A-1 and 20 P-63A-5 planes were produced.

The Red Army became the main consumers of the P-63A. Deliveries to the Soviet Union began in the summer of 1944, via Alaska and the Northwest Staging Route. The P-63A began to support Soviet anti-aircraft operations in the spring of 1945.

The Soviet version of the P-63A differed from the American in one important feature: the presence of a crank to start the engine. In addition, the Soviets equipped the plane with FAB-100 and FAB-250 bombs under the fuselage.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read 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.

Sources

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


Bell Aircraft Corporation
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Fighters  P-39N-0 · P-39Q-5 · P-400 · P-63A-10 · P-63A-5 · P-63C-5 · ␠Kingcobra
Jet Fighters  P-59A
Export  ▂P-39K-1 · ▂Pokryshkin's P-39N-0 · ▂P-39Q-15 · ▂P-63A-5 · ▂P-63A-10 · ▄P-63C-5 · ▂P-63C-5
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Attack  AH-1F · AH-1G · AH-1Z
Utility  UH-1B · UH-1C · UH-1C XM-30
Export  AH-1S Kisarazu · ▀UH-1D

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-185  I-185 (M-71) · I-185 (M-82)
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