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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a premium rank {{Specs|rank}} American twin-engine fighter {{Battle-rating}}.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a premium rank {{Specs|rank}} American twin-engine fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. It is available to be bought at the Gaijin Store in the "USA Pacific Campaign (1941-1942)" pack.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== 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.''
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The XP-38G shares the same flight model as the regular [[P-38G-1|P-38G]].
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 8,229 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || 332
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|634||616|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||23.1||23.9||14.6||14.6||380
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at ?,000 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 8,229 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| ? || ? || {{Specs|ceiling}} || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || ??.? || 332
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|689||660|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||20.9||22.0||22.4||18.0||380
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < ??? || < ??? || < ??? || > ???
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| < 380 || < 460 || < 500 || > 420
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ??? hp || ?,??? hp
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| 5,800 m || 2,620 hp || 3,010 hp
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|-
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|}
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====Engine performance====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Engine
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Engine Name
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! colspan="3" | Number present
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|-
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| colspan="3" | Allison V-1710-51 12-cylinder || colspan="1" | 2
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Engine characteristics
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|-
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! colspan="2" | Weight (each)
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! colspan="1" | Type
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! colspan="1" | Cooling
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|-
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| colspan="2" | 610 kg || Inline || Water
 
|-
 
|-
<!-- ! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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! colspan="4" | Engine power (Stock)
 
|-
 
|-
! Optimal altitude
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! colspan="1" | Mode
! 100% Engine power
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! colspan="2" | Max
! WEP Engine power
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! colspan="2" | Take-off
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|-
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| ''Arcade'' || colspan="2" | 1,084 hp || colspan="2" | 1,350 hp
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|-
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| ''Realistic/Simulator'' || colspan="2" | 1,072 hp || colspan="2" | 1,200 hp
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Engine power (Upgraded)
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
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! Mode
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! colspan="2" | Max
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! colspan="2" | Take-off
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="3" | Setting 3
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| ''Arcade'' || colspan="2" | 1,264 hp || colspan="2" | 1,531 hp
 
|-
 
|-
! Optimal altitude
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| ''Realistic/Simulator'' || colspan="2" | 1,252 hp || colspan="2" | 1,380 hp
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|- -->
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="4" | WEP Duration
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|-
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! colspan="2" | Arcade
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! colspan="2" | Realistic/Simulator
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|-
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| colspan="2" | 25 seconds || colspan="2" | Infinite
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|-
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|}
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.''
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<!-- Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems. -->
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* 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit top front.
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* 6.5 mm Steel plates in the nose.
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* 6.5 mm Steel plates in pilot's seat.
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* 9.5 mm Steel plate in pilot's headrest.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
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* 1 x 20 mm AN/M2 cannon, nose-mounted (150 rpg)
 
* 1 x 20 mm AN/M2 cannon, nose-mounted (150 rpg)
 
* 4 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 2,000 total)
 
* 4 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 2,000 total)
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
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* Without load
 
* Without load
 
* 6 x M8 rockets
 
* 6 x M8 rockets
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
''Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).''
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<!-- Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB). -->
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The XP-38G very similar to the P-38G. It has most of its fine handling characteristics, speed, and armament. It should be used a strike fighter.
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Being a twin-boomed fighter, the XP-38 is slightly less manoeuverable than its counterparts. However, it has a very small turn radius in return.
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The armament on the XP-38G is extremely powerful. A single 20mm cannon combined with 4 M2s in the nose make a devastating, accurate combination. The XP-38G can effectively slice wings in half due to its extremely accurate weapons.
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The P-38 has an extremely high rate of climb and a high speed. Use it as a strike fighter- target bombers and lone fighters. Always side-climb to gain altitude over your opponent.
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==== Tactics ====
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'''''Offensively:'''''
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Utilize the P-38 as a strike fighter. The P-38 has very good energy retention and climb speed, so mainly use it as a BnZ fighter. However, it can be an effective turn fighter against less maneuverable opponents. Be warned, however, that once at a low speed and altitude the P-38 is a sitting duck. It is a very large fighter and easy to destroy.
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'''''Evading:'''''
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The best cure is being prepared. Always maintain a high, safe altitude. If you have to, the P-38 is best in a flat dive. It's roll rate can be used to its advantage as well. Use diving and climbing maneuvers to get out of trouble. Avoid turning to counter opponents, unless they are less manoeuvrable.
  
 
===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 controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" |Combined|| rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
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|-
 
|}
 
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".''
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Gathers speed quickly in a dive
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* Good armament, can rip apart other planes quickly
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* Good for boom and zoom
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* Good climb rate
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
*
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* Extremely prone to fire
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* Poor turning / maneuverability
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
 
''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''

Revision as of 19:40, 11 April 2019

XP-38G
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Cockpit
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.3/3.3/3.0BR
1 personCrew
7.2 tTake-off weight
3.58 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
12 192 mCeiling
Allison V-1710-75Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
790 km/hStructural
289 km/hGear
Offensive armament
20 mm AN/M2 cannonWeapon 1
150 roundsAmmunition
600 shots/minFire rate
4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 2
2 000 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
6 x M8 rocketSetup 1
Economy
Sl icon.png5 070/6 200/1 710Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
80 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
320 Ge icon.pngAces
130 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png230 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png90 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the American premium twin-engine fighter XP-38G. For the regular version, see P-38G-1. For other uses, see P-38 (Family).

Description

GarageImage XP-38G.jpg


The XP-38G is a premium rank II American twin-engine fighter with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB) and 3.3 (RB/SB). It was in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29. It is available to be bought at the Gaijin Store in the "USA Pacific Campaign (1941-1942)" pack.

General info

Flight Performance

The XP-38G shares the same flight model as the regular P-38G.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 8,229 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
634 616 12 192 23.1 23.9 14.6 14.6 380
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 8,229 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
689 660 12 192 20.9 22.0 22.4 18.0 380

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 flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
241 ~9.5 ~5.5
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 380 < 460 < 500 > 420
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,800 m 2,620 hp 3,010 hp

Engine performance

Engine
Engine Name Number present
Allison V-1710-51 12-cylinder 2
Engine characteristics
Weight (each) Type Cooling
610 kg Inline Water
Engine power (Stock)
Mode Max Take-off
Arcade 1,084 hp 1,350 hp
Realistic/Simulator 1,072 hp 1,200 hp
Engine power (Upgraded)
Mode Max Take-off
Arcade 1,264 hp 1,531 hp
Realistic/Simulator 1,252 hp 1,380 hp
WEP Duration
Arcade Realistic/Simulator
25 seconds Infinite

Survivability and armour

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit top front.
  • 6.5 mm Steel plates in the nose.
  • 6.5 mm Steel plates in pilot's seat.
  • 9.5 mm Steel plate in pilot's headrest.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The XP-38G is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm AN/M2 cannon, nose-mounted (150 rpg)
  • 4 x 12.7 mm Browning M2 machine guns, nose-mounted (500 rpg = 2,000 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: M8

The XP-38G can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 6 x M8 rockets

Usage in battles

The XP-38G very similar to the P-38G. It has most of its fine handling characteristics, speed, and armament. It should be used a strike fighter.

Being a twin-boomed fighter, the XP-38 is slightly less manoeuverable than its counterparts. However, it has a very small turn radius in return.

The armament on the XP-38G is extremely powerful. A single 20mm cannon combined with 4 M2s in the nose make a devastating, accurate combination. The XP-38G can effectively slice wings in half due to its extremely accurate weapons.

The P-38 has an extremely high rate of climb and a high speed. Use it as a strike fighter- target bombers and lone fighters. Always side-climb to gain altitude over your opponent.

Tactics

Offensively:

Utilize the P-38 as a strike fighter. The P-38 has very good energy retention and climb speed, so mainly use it as a BnZ fighter. However, it can be an effective turn fighter against less maneuverable opponents. Be warned, however, that once at a low speed and altitude the P-38 is a sitting duck. It is a very large fighter and easy to destroy.

Evading:

The best cure is being prepared. Always maintain a high, safe altitude. If you have to, the P-38 is best in a flat dive. It's roll rate can be used to its advantage as well. Use diving and climbing maneuvers to get out of trouble. Avoid turning to counter opponents, unless they are less manoeuvrable.

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm Rocket Launcher M10
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Gathers speed quickly in a dive
  • Good armament, can rip apart other planes quickly
  • Good for boom and zoom
  • Good climb rate

Cons:

  • Extremely prone to fire
  • Poor turning / maneuverability

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 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>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === Encyclopedia Info ===, also if applicable).

Media

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

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


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