General info for P-36C

  • Country USA
  • Vehicle role Fighter
  • Rank 1
  • Battle rating in
    • arcade battles 2
    • realistic battles 1.7
    • simulator battles 2.3

Extended parameters

Arcade Battles
  • Price 6,300€
  • Wp bonus 30%
  • Exp bonus 106%
  • Max speed 501 km/h
  • Turn time 17.0 s
  • Training cost 1,800€
  • Climb speed 10.6 m/s
  • Airfield len 183 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 1.04 kg/s
  • Max altitude 9754 m
  • Max speed alt 3048 m
  • Weapon presets 1
  • Full repair cost 420€
  • Weapon
    12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun (Ammo: 200) Reload Time 20s
    7.62 mm Browning machine gun x3 (Ammo: 1500) Reload Time 15s
  • Full repair time crew 20m
Realistic Battles
  • Price 6,300€
  • Wp bonus 70%
  • Exp bonus 106%
  • Max speed 501 km/h
  • Turn time 17.0 s
  • Training cost 1,800€
  • Climb speed 10.6 m/s
  • Airfield len 183 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 1.04 kg/s
  • Max altitude 9754 m
  • Max speed alt 3048 m
  • Weapon presets 1
  • Full repair cost 1,188€
  • Weapon
    12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun (Ammo: 200) Reload Time 20s
    7.62 mm Browning machine gun x3 (Ammo: 1500) Reload Time 15s
  • Full repair time crew 40m
Simulator Battles
  • Price 6,300€
  • Wp bonus 100%
  • Exp bonus 106%
  • Max speed 501 km/h
  • Turn time 17.0 s
  • Training cost 1,800€
  • Climb speed 10.6 m/s
  • Airfield len 183 m
  • Free repairs 10
  • Mass per sec (shot) 1.04 kg/s
  • Max altitude 9754 m
  • Max speed alt 3048 m
  • Weapon presets 1
  • Full repair cost 1,048€
  • Weapon
    12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun (Ammo: 200) Reload Time 20s
    7.62 mm Browning machine gun x3 (Ammo: 1500) Reload Time 15s
  • Full repair time crew 36m

P-36C / statistics for the last 1 month

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Arcade Battles
  • Battles 240
  • Win rate 64.46%
  • Air frags per battle 4.25
  • Air frags per death 4.25
  • Ground frags per battle 1.34
  • Ground frags per death 1.44
Realistic Battles
  • Battles 72
  • Win rate 67.2%
  • Air frags per battle 1.67
  • Air frags per death 2.26
  • Ground frags per battle 1.16
  • Ground frags per death 1.58
Simulator Battles
  • Battles 26
  • Win rate N/A
  • Air frags per battle N/A
  • Air frags per death 2
  • Ground frags per battle N/A
  • Ground frags per death 0.37

Wiki info about P-36C

Official War Thunder wiki

The P-36A's “teething problems” were so serious that its introduction was halted in several squadrons and flights with the new fighters were limited. Many of the planes were left grounded and waiting for the modernization they needed. The Curtiss company had to fix the situation quickly. The measures they took resulted in the creation of the new P-36C model with a strengthened airframe and improved exhaust system. They also made modifications to the powerplant – the new model was powered by the air-cooled Pratt & Whitney R-1830-17 Twin Wasp engine with a maximum output of 1,200 hp. The P-36A's firepower was inferior to that of European fighters of the time, such as the Spitfire and Bf.109D, so its armament was enhanced. Two more 7.62 mm Colt-Browning ANM2.3 machine guns with 500 rounds each were mounted on the wing panels, supplementing the two synchronized machine guns the plane already possessed. These Brownings were equipped with special containers mounted under the wing for the collection of spent shell casings. This was done to prevent changes to the plane's center of gravity as its ammunition was used. In spite of its increased flight weight of 2,630 kg, the new engine increased the plane's maximum speed, which reached the round number of 500 km/h at a height of 3,000 m. A total of 30 P-36C planes were produced. By the time Japan attacked the USA, most P-36 planes still in service were being used as training vehicles. However, they were still present in fighter squadrons in distant regions such as Alaska, the Panama Canal Zone and Hawaii. It was these planes that had to go into battle against the attacking enemy. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, there were 45 P-36As in Hawaii, 44 of which were part of the three squadrons and command division of the 15th PG. Ten of the Hawks were destroyed or damaged in attacks on airfields. After the first wave from the Japanese, four standby P-36s from the 46th Pursuit Squadron were able to take off and chase the retreating group of 11 B5N2 torpedo bombers and A6M fighters. In the resulting battle, they shot down two Japanese planes, making these the first USAAC conquests in the Pacific War. On the same day, P-36s made another 14 combat flights in search of Japanese aircraft carriers. The American Hawks ended their combat operations there. P-36 planes were quickly removed from active service and given to training subdivisions, which used them until mid-1943.