General info for OS2U-3

  • Country USA
  • Vehicle role Hydroplane
  • Rank 1
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 1
    • realistic battles 1
    • simulator battles 1

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Price 700€
  • Wp bonus 30%
  • Max speed 292 km/h
  • Turn time 33.1 s
  • Training cost 200€
  • Climb speed 14.1 m/s
  • Airfield len 305 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 0.16 kg/s
  • Max altitude 6130 m
  • Max speed alt 1700 m
  • Weapon presets 2
  • Full repair cost 110€
  • Weapon
    7.62 mm Browning machine gun (Ammo: 500) Reload Time 15s
    Turret: 7.62 mm Browning machine gun (Ammo: 600) Reload Time 15s
  • Full repair time crew 10m
Realistic Battles
  • Price 700€
  • Wp bonus 80%
  • Max speed 292 km/h
  • Turn time 33.1 s
  • Training cost 200€
  • Climb speed 14.1 m/s
  • Airfield len 305 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 0.16 kg/s
  • Max altitude 6130 m
  • Max speed alt 1700 m
  • Weapon presets 2
  • Full repair cost 126€
  • Weapon
    7.62 mm Browning machine gun (Ammo: 500) Reload Time 15s
    Turret: 7.62 mm Browning machine gun (Ammo: 600) Reload Time 15s
  • Full repair time crew 21m
Simulator Battles
  • Price 700€
  • Wp bonus 70%
  • Max speed 292 km/h
  • Turn time 33.1 s
  • Training cost 200€
  • Climb speed 14.1 m/s
  • Airfield len 305 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 0.16 kg/s
  • Max altitude 6130 m
  • Max speed alt 1700 m
  • Weapon presets 2
  • Full repair cost 360€
  • Weapon
    7.62 mm Browning machine gun (Ammo: 500) Reload Time 15s
    Turret: 7.62 mm Browning machine gun (Ammo: 600) Reload Time 15s
  • Full repair time crew 21m

OS2U-3 / statistics for the last 1 month

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Arcade Battles
  • Battles 19
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle N/A
  • Ground frags per death N/A
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 7
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle N/A
  • Ground frags per death N/A
Simulator Battles
  • Battles N/A
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death N/A
  • Ground frags per battle N/A
  • Ground frags per death N/A

Wiki info about OS2U-3

Official War Thunder wiki

To familiarize the crews with the new aircraft, the series OS2U-2 was produced in 1940. It had non-retractable wheel landing gear. There were 158 of these logical successors to the OS2U-1, but there was virtually no difference apart from the absence of floats. Most of them were sent to the Pensacola and Jacksonville naval bases. The OS2U-3, the last model of the Kingfisher and the one produced in the largest numbers, went into production from the summer of 1941. It differed from its predecessors mainly in having a different engine, the Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-2 “Wasp Junior”, of the same nominal power, but enabling production to be standardized at external subcontracting firms. This enabled the Naval Aircraft Factory company to produce a further 300 aircraft under license under the designation OS2N-1, but exactly the same as the basic model. Apart from the engine, the other distinctive features of the new series included the fitting of protected tanks, a Fairchild photo-camera machine gun and armor plating for the pilot and observer’s cabin. All these innovations somewhat increased the takeoff weight and decreased the range of the aircraft. Altogether, including the NAF OS2N-1 aircraft, 1306 examples of the OS2U-3 were produced. In spite of the large scale production for aircraft of this kind, the re-equipment of ships went quite slowly. By the end of the year, there were still cruisers equipped with the SOC-3. This was primarily because the Kingfisher was in great demand by the coastal air service. It was used in the patrol and anti-submarine roles, for rescue work, as a communications aircraft, for reconnaissance, artillery spotting and even in direct support of landing operations. Because it was so slow, the sailors jokingly expanded its designation letters OSU to “Old, Slow and Ugly”.