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F4F

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Totals
336000 Price
260 Survivability
3420 kgWeight
162.3 Damage
Speed
1250.8 Airspeed
520 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
520 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
1000 mOptimum Altitude
700 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
95.3 m/sRate of Climb
150 km/hStall Speed
306.3 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
82.6 Controllability
10.8 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
120 °/sRate of Roll
1228 Maneuverability
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Grumman F4F Wildcat
336000
The best U.S. carrier-based fighter at the start of the war with Japan. Used from the outset through the end of the war.

The wildcat is not a common plane to see. First American multirole to equip rockets.

Tech Tree

Engine
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0
EngineR-1830-76
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1200
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg567
Applicability:Grumman F4F Wildcat
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R-1830-76
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4700
EngineXR-1820-70
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1450
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg620
Price:
Research cost4700
Purchase price49600
Applicability:Grumman F4F Wildcat
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4700
XR-1820-70
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3050
EngineR-1830-94
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1350
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg580
Price:
Research cost3050
Purchase price32700
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3050
R-1830-94
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0
Engine
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp1450
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg620
Applicability:Grumman F4F Wildcat
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Airframe
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3100
AirframeF4F-4
Specifications:
Survivability280
Weight, kg2763
Price:
Research cost3100
Purchase price45500
Applicability:Grumman F4F Wildcat
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3100
F4F-4
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0
AirframeF4F-3
Specifications:
Survivability260
Weight, kg2613
Applicability:Grumman F4F Wildcat
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F4F-3
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0
Airframe
Specifications:
Survivability280
Weight, kg2763
Applicability:Grumman F4F Wildcat
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Wing-mounted weapon
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0
Machine gun12.7 mm M2 (W)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1040
Damage38
Rate of Fire, rounds/min700
Weight, kg60
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4x12.7 mm M2 (W)
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0
Machine gun12.7 mm M2 (W)
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1040
Damage38
Rate of Fire, rounds/min700
Weight, kg60
Price:
Purchase price15600
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6x12.7 mm M2 (W)
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0
Machine gun
Specifications:
Caliber12.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s1040
Damage38
Rate of Fire, rounds/min700
Weight, kg60
Price:
Purchase price15600
Applicability:Grumman F4F Wildcat
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6x
Outboard weapon
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No weapons
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0
Bombs100 lb AN-M30A1
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m50
Damage1500
Weight, kg45
Price:
Purchase price400
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2x100 lb AN-M30A1
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2400
Bombs250 lb
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m60
Damage2200
Weight, kg113
Price:
Research cost2400
Purchase price750
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2400
2x250 lb
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14500
Rockets5'' HVAR Mk. 4
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m30
Damage1000
Weight, kg64
Price:
Research cost14500
Purchase price500
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14500
6x5'' HVAR Mk. 4
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0
Rockets
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m30
Damage1000
Weight, kg64
Price:
Purchase price500
Applicability:Grumman F4F Wildcat
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6x
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No weapons
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No weapons
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No weapons


Modules

Engine

Engine

Tier Engine Engine Power, hp / Thrust Type Weight, kg Price,
V R-1830-76 1200 air-cooled 567 28200
VI XR-1820-70 1450 air-cooled 620 49600
VI R-1830-94 1350 air-cooled 580 32700
Airframe

Airframe

Tier Airframe Survivability Weight, kg Price,
IV F4F-4 280 2763 45500
IV F4F-3 260 2613 31200
Wing-mounted weapon

Wing-mounted weapon

Tier Machine gun Caliber Muzzle Velocity, m/s Damage Rate of Fire, rounds/min Weight, kg Price,
IV 12.7 mm M2 (W) 12.7 1040 38 700 60 15600
IV 12.7 1040 38 700 60 15600
Outboard weapon

Outboard weapon

Tier Bombs Damage Radius, m Damage Weight, kg Price,
III 100 lb AN-M30A1 50 1500 45 400
IV 250 lb 60 2200 113 750
Outboard weapon

Outboard weapon

Tier Rockets Damage Radius, m Damage Weight, kg Price,
VIII 5'' HVAR Mk. 4 30 1000 64 500


Compatible Equipment

Compatible Consumables

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • heavy hitting ground attack armament
  • plentiful health reserve
  • decent maneuverability


Cons:


  • no autocannons
  • feels a little slow


Performance

This plane is a rare sight. Not many users. Most opt for the FW 190 because of the auto cannons and speed. So most people don't understand it. It is a huge improvement over the F2A. It has several armaments to choose from for ground attacks. Once you get the airframe, you can get two more 12.7MG's making a grand total of six. To be most successful, use your bombs or rockets on AA batteries or hard targets and then move to planes. This strategy should maximize your value to your team. Just because it does not have autocannons which is a little bummer it has the next best thing if not better depending on your taste. It's maneuverability is another thing that makes this plane better. It can outmaneuver the FW 190, a tier 5 multi role but not the Yak 7, also a multi role. It's also more maneuverable than some other fighters at it's tier like the 109 Emil. That being said, it puts it at an advantage. If used right, this plane can absolutely destroy. Teaming up with allies to shoot planes down and using it's bombs/rockets to level the ground, it's a plane that is underestimated.

Here is a breakdown for strategy:

  • If bombs or rockets are equipped, release them on key targets first unless engaged by a fighter and you can't shake them.
  • After bombs/rockets are used or if none were equipped to begin with, you can take two approaches:

1. Go for fighters that you can outmaneuver and clip their wings. 2. Go after heavy fighters and attack fighters with a few allies and eliminate them.

This is a good strategy that can be molded to the situation. Versatility is what this plane is made for and it is great at it.


Early Research

  • 100lb bombs carry over
  • either go engine route or airframe for upgraded guns
  • Once you unlock everything else then you have the choice if getting the rockets. You can skip them if you want. They are used on the F4U-1 as well.


History for this plane not found

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