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The Boeing P-12 is an American Tier I Fighter warplane.

It was a U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Navy biplane fighter of the interwar period.

Crew: Pilot 1

Price: Coins 0

Predecessor: N/A

Sucessor: Fighter IconCurtiss P-23 and Fighter IconF2F


The P-12, has more in common with the carrier line than the fighter line.  When fully upgraded it has excellent maneuverability and top speed, allowing you to out turn most other players at your tier.  The P-12 is typical in that it has adequate, though not amazing guns, and a very fragile engine, so head on head attacks are to be avoided at all cost.  Instead, focus on getting used to the diving attack style that american fighters use later on.  Your speed means you have a great climb rate, and your opponents will likely be unable to get out of your gunsights and will have a hard time getting behind you when being attacked from above.  Since American guns do have long overheat times, you'll have plenty of ammo to bring them down despite your lower damage. 

Upgrade path

  • Not much to see here, first upgrade should be the airframe as the combined benefits are greater than the engines
  • Finish up researching the engines.


Stock Configuration

Airframe           Engine             Machine gun

Airframe         Engine               Mg

    F4B-1                R-1340-8         2x7.62 mm M1919-A4 (S)

Optional Modules

Airframe           Engine             Engine

Airframe         Engine         Engine

    P12-E                R-1340-7                R-1340-17    

Statistics

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A Boeing P-12 in the Hangar

Last update: Patch 0.5.3.

Stats shown are stock, stats between brackets are fully upgraded.

Hit points


  • Hit Points  60 (75)
  • Weight  1158.0 kg (1198.0)

Airspeed


  • Airspeed   238 (266)
  • Speed at Sea Level   255 km/h (275)
  • Top Speed at Best Altitude   283 km/h (305)
  • Optimum Altitude  400 m
  • Maximum Dive Speed   330 km/h (350)
  • Stall Speed   70 km/h
  • Rate of Climb   7.40 m/s (9.70)
  • Optimum Airspeed   168 km/h (175)

Firepower


  • Firepower   16

Manuverability


  • Maneuverability   402 (407)
  • Average Time to Turn 360 degrees   9.40 s (9.10)
  • Rate of Roll   80
  • Controllability   97 (99)

Historical Info

TMOF Boeing-Model P-12 Flight-100 P1

The Boeing P-12 or F4B was an American pursuit aircraft that was operated by the United States Army Air Corps and United States Navy.

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