Rasmussen's P-36A

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Rasmussen's P-36A Hawk
General characteristics
1 personCrew
2.7 tTake-off weight
0.71 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10 058 mCeiling
Pratt & Whitney R-1830-17Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
681 km/hStructural
290 km/hGear
Offensive armament
12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
200 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
7.62 mm Browning machine gunWeapon 2
500 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Sl icon.png990 / 1 252/620 / 784/270 / 341Repair
600 Sl icon.pngCrew training
2 100 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
190 % Sl icon.png100 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the aircraft Rasmussen's P-36A. For other uses, see P-36 (Family).


GarageImage Rasmussen's P-36A.jpg

The Rasmussen's P-36A Hawk is a gift Rank I American fighter with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB) and 1.7 (SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. Rasmussen's P-36A Hawk is an unique American low tier aircraft in War Thunder. Although it does not appear in the American tech tree, it can be purchased through a DLC pack on Steam. The plane is modeled after the one that Philip M. Rasmussen flew on the island of Oahu during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941.

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
482 468 10 058 17.9 18.4 7 7 168
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,048 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
527 504 10 058 17.1 17.3 15.3 10.6 168


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
681 290 520 ~12 ~5
Optimal velocities
< 290 < 380 < 460 > 250
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,981 m 1,050 hp 1,229 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 9.5 mm steel - behind pilot
  • All fuel tanks in fuselage


Offensive armament

Rasmussen's P-36A is armed with:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (200 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (500 rpg)

Usage in battles

The plane is no different in performance from the normal P-36A. The best tactic to use would be boom & zoom. Without much fire power or ammo, new players may find the aircraft difficult to use. However, the plane can make an excellent low rank bomber interceptor and performs rather well in a dog fight.

Manual Engine Control

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


  • Unique aircraft, it's cool to have
  • It's .50 cal at a low rank can be effective at downing enemy planes quickly
  • Good climb speed for its rank
  • Very good turn rate, can boom and zoom easily
  • Decent energy retention
  • Nose mounted armaments
  • Pilot is protected by an armored plate from behind the seat


  • Despite being a premium plane, it has no premium reward
  • Individual modules still need to be researched
  • Low amount of ammo. In arcade this isn't really a problem
  • Rather fragile
  • Bad roll rate
  • No armor from the front of the cockpit
  • Huge blind spot behind the pilot's seat


This specific aircraft was used by Philip M. Rasmussen during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He and three other pilots took off to engage enemy fighters. Rasmussem is documented to have shot down an A6M Zero before being forced to land due to extensive damage suffered by his aircraft.


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

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

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P-26 Peashooter  P-26A-33 · P-26A-34 · P-26A-34 M2 · P-26B-35
P-36 Hawk  P-36A · Rasmussen's P-36A · P-36C · P-36G
P-39 Airacobra  P-400 · P-39N-0 · P-39Q-5
P-40  P-40C · P-40E-1 · P-40F-10
P-43 Lancer  P-43A-1
P-47 Thunderbolt  P-47D-25 · P-47D-28 · P-47M-1-RE · ⋠P-47M-1-RE · P-47N-15
P-51 Mustang  P-51 · P-51A (Thunder League) · P-51D-5 · P-51D-10 · P-51D-20-NA · P-51D-30 · P-51H-5-NA
P-63 Kingcobra  P-63A-5 · P-63A-10 · P-63C-5 · ␠Kingcobra
Prototypes  XP-55
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F3F  F3F-2 · Galer's F3F-2
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