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XP-72

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Totals
2420000 Price
480 Survivability
7773 kgWeight
419.5 Damage
Speed
772.5 Airspeed
790 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
790 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
1800 mOptimum Altitude
900 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
54.7 m/sRate of Climb
180 km/hStall Speed
480 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
76.4 Controllability
13.5 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
160 °/sRate of Roll
573 Maneuverability
VIII
Republic XP-72
2420000
A further development of the P-47 Thunderbolt concept featuring a new Pratt & Whitney R-4360 engine. Two prototypes built were tested in 1944–1945. Never entered service.

Tech Tree

Engine
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0
EngineR-4360-13
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp3000
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1600
Applicability:Republic XP-72
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R-4360-13
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30000
EngineR-4360-53
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp3800
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1760
Price:
Research cost30000
Purchase price210000
Applicability:Republic XP-72
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30000
R-4360-53
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27500
EngineR-4360-41
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp3500
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg1600
Price:
Research cost27500
Purchase price184000
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27500
R-4360-41
Airframe
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0
AirframeXP-72
Specifications:
Survivability480
Weight, kg5813
Applicability:Republic XP-72
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XP-72
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14000
AirframeP-72B
Specifications:
Survivability500
Weight, kg5820
Price:
Research cost14000
Purchase price130000
Applicability:Republic XP-72
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14000
P-72B
Wing-mounted weapon
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0
Machine gun12.7 mm MG-53HB (W)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1200
Damage65
Rate of Fire, rounds/min800
Weight, kg60
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6x12.7 mm MG-53HB (W)
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21000
Machine gun12.7 mm M3 (W)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1280
Damage80
Rate of Fire, rounds/min1200
Weight, kg60
Price:
Research cost21000
Purchase price42000
Applicability:Republic XP-72
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21000
6x12.7 mm M3 (W)
Outboard weapon
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No weapons
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0
Bombs250 lb
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2x250 lb
Outboard weapon
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No weapons
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17800
Rockets5'' HVAR Mk. 25
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m30
Damage1500
Weight, kg64
Price:
Research cost17800
Purchase price800
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17800
10x5'' HVAR Mk. 25


Modules

Engine

Engine

Tier Engine Engine Power, hp / Thrust Type Weight, kg Price,
IX R-4360-53 3800 air-cooled 1760 210000
IX R-4360-41 3500 air-cooled 1600 184000
Airframe

Airframe

Tier Airframe Survivability Weight, kg Price,
VIII XP-72 480 5813 90000
Wing-mounted weapon

Wing-mounted weapon

Tier Machine gun Caliber Muzzle Velocity, m/s Damage Rate of Fire, rounds/min Weight, kg Price,
VIII 12.7 mm MG-53HB (W) 12.7 1200 65 800 60 24600
Outboard weapon

Outboard weapon

Tier Bombs Damage Radius, m Damage Weight, kg Price,
IV 250 lb 60 2200 113 750


Compatible Equipment

Concealing Livery III
Gyroscopic Gunsight I
Ordnance Delivery Sight III
Aircraft Polish II
Engine Tuning III
Self-Sealing Fuel Tank IV
Control Surface Adjustment III
Improved Covering III
Improved Radiator III
Lightweight Airframe III

Compatible Consumables

Reinforced Control Surfaces
Pneumatic Restarter
Automatic Fire Extinguishers
Control Surface Autotrim
Automatic Engine Restarter
First Aid Kit
First Aid Dressing Package
Ground Verification
Aerial Verification
Manual Fire Extinguishers
Control Surface Trim
Heavy Duty Control Surfaces

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Decent altitude performance coupled with high rate of climb and long boost allows it to terrorize heavy fighters and bombers
  • Guns don't overheat and have high DPS, so this thing can down bomber flights solo
  • Lots of ordnance, and it reloads relatively quickly


Cons:


  • Meh maneuverability
  • Lack of gun range hurts when coupled with the subpar maneuverability
  • Doesn't really go fast enough to escape US and German fighters


Performance

This plane is a modest upgrade from the P-47N, with slightly stronger rockets, somewhat stronger guns (though with two fewer of them), and slightly faster speed. Unfortunately, its enemies are significantly stronger, and usually have the altitude performance to keep up with you at any height. Therefore, you must be very careful when picking your fights. Lone bombers and attack aircraft are always a top priority. Don't be afraid to abuse your high roll rate to switch targets, since you probably won't get a second pass on them.

Fully upgraded, this plane has a 20 second boost, and a 120 second reload on bombs and rockets.


Early Research

  • You should already have the 500 pound bombs from the XP-44.
  • First, research the .50 M3 guns for a significant boost in firepower.
  • Research the HVAR Mk. 25 next for more ordnance.
  • Research all of the engines for better climb rate.
  • Last, research the second airframe.


History for this plane not found


USA IBoeing P-12 IICurtiss F11C-2 IIGrumman F2F IIBoeing P-26 Peashooter IIIGrumman F3F IIISeversky P-35 IVBrewster F2A Buffalo IVRepublic P-43 Lancer VGrumman F4F Wildcat VRepublic XP-44 Rocket VIChance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair VIRepublic P-47B Thunderbolt VIIChance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair VIIRepublic P-47N Thunderbolt VIIIGoodyear F2G Super Corsair VIIIRepublic XP-72 IXRepublic F-84B Thunderjet IXLockheed F-94D Starfire XRepublic F-84F Thunderstreak XChance-Vought F7U Cutlass
UK IGloster Goldfinch IIHawker Demon IIIBlackburn Skua IVHawker Hurricane Mk I VHawker Hurricane Mk II VHawker Hurricane IID VIHawker Tornado VIIISupermarine Seafang F.32
Germany IArado Ar 65 IVArado Ar 197 VFocke-Wulf Fw 190 A-1 VIFocke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5 VIIFocke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R2 VIIFocke-Wulf Fw 190 D VIIIMesserschmitt Me 109 TL VIIIBlohm und Voss P.210 IXBlohm und Voss P.212.03 XBlohm und Voss P.215.02
USSR IPolikarpov I-5 IIPolikarpov I-15 IIPolikarpov I-5 ShKAS IIIKochyerigin-Yatsenko DI-6i IIIPolikarpov I-16 (early mod.) IVPolikarpov I-16 (late mod.) IVPolikarpov I-16 Type 29 IVBorovkov-Florov I-207/4 IVLavochkin LaGG-3 series 4 VLavochkin LaGG-3 series 34 VCurtiss P-40 M-105 VYakovlev Yak-7 VIIlyushin IL-1 VIYakovlev Yak-9 VIIYakovlev Yak-9U VIIIMikoyan-Gurevich I-260 VIIISukhoi Su-9 IXAlekseyev I-211 XAlekseyev I-215
China IICurtiss Hawk III
Japan INakajima Type-91 VIIMitsubishi J4M Senden VIIIKyushu J7W1 Shinden IXKyushu J7W2 Shinden-Kai XKyushu J7W3
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