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Northtrop P-61B-1 Black Widow

29.9k Mostly  2.3 years ago

HUGE thanks to the following people:
~F104Deathtrap Historical accuracy help
~Ruimtevaart Test-flying aircraft/fixing autoroll
~Carbonfox1 Historical accuracy help
SIDE-NOTES:
I don't want to make this too long winded, because the controls are insane, but this is my platinum special. A remaster, and a thank you gift to all of the people who supported me on my journey to platinum. Not only have I become a better builder, but I made friends along the way. So, thanks a bunch for your support, i’ll be back out with a challenge or something of that sort soon.
HISTORY (FROM WIKIPEDIA):
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, was the first operational U.S. warplane designed as a night fighter, and the first aircraft designed to use radar. The P-61 had a crew of three: pilot, gunner, and radar operator. It was armed with four 20 mm (.79 in) Hispano M2 forward-firing cannons mounted in the lower fuselage, and four .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns mounted in a remote-controlled dorsal gun turret.
It was an all-metal, twin-engine, twin-boom design developed during World War II. The first test flight was made on May 26, 1942, with the first production aircraft rolling off the assembly line in October 1943. The last aircraft was retired from government service in 1954.
CREW: 3
~Pilot
~Gunner
~Radar Operator
ARMAMENT:
~x4 AN/M3 20mm cannons
~Turret x4 Browning M2 12.7mm MGs
~x4 100lb bombs (optional)
~x4 500lb bombs (optional)
~x4 1000 bombs (optional)
CONTROLS:
~VTOL for flaps
~Trim for tail trim
~AG1 to open cockpit
~AG2 to deploy air brakes
~AG4 to drop bombs (if equipped)
~AG8 to disable movement + offensive armament
~AG7 to enable turret (ONLY ACTIVATE AFTER PRESSING AG8)
~Basic flight controls
CAMERA CONTROLS:
~CAM1: Gunner View
~CAM2: Pilot gunsight view
~CAM3: Pilot POV
TURRET CONTROLS:
~Keep aircraft level (turn on autopilot then turn off after stability)
~Press AG8 (Disable flight controls)
~Activate mouse-aim mode
~Press AG7 (Enable turret movement) And swap to CAM1
~Use flaps or trim tab to keep aircraft from dipping/climbing.

Secondary modifications can be found here

Enjoy, and thank you.
~Mostly

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 55.6ft (17.0m)
  • Length 47.6ft (14.5m)
  • Height 16.3ft (5.0m)
  • Empty Weight 18,600lbs (8,437kg)
  • Loaded Weight 20,460lbs (9,280kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.317
  • Wing Loading 28.2lbs/ft2 (137.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 725.9ft2 (67.4m2)
  • Drag Points 16467

Parts

  • Number of Parts 491
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    Lol@Mostly

    2 months ago
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    29.9k Mostly

    @CanCanTheBucketCan Um.... uh.. My dog ate it.

    2 months ago
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    Uhh mostly where is my hispano1112 ? 😂@Mostly

    2 months ago
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    My pleasure, it’s nice to find a person who also uses the P-61 in WT, it’s pretty much always underestimated :) @ShootsPlanes

    9 months ago
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    1,175 ShootsPlanes

    This is one of my favorite planes in war thunder, thank you for bringing it here! :D

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    @brianquaine Thanks, I'm glad you like it!

    11 months ago
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    Great build. Everything about the plane is excellent. Great attention to detail.

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    @XjayIndustrys

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    no?

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    U alive

    1.2 years ago
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    @Mostly alright.

    1.9 years ago
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    @Spitfirelad05 I'll consider it

    1.9 years ago
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    @Mostly Also, I was gonna ask if a P-47B would be possible (with its 3x bazooka rockets and 2x 500lbs bombs and 1x external fuel tank under the fuselage)?

    1.9 years ago
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    @Mostly Ok, I was practicing on the new carrier.

    1.9 years ago
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    @Spitfirelad05 Eh, i'm just kind of toying around with the new parts. Haven't really planned on building anything worth uploading yet. It takes me a weekend or two to complete an entire build and another week to test it; so when I finally come up with something it'll be out pretty quickly.

    1.9 years ago
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    @Mostly Quick question, what plane are you building at the moment? It's been so long since we last heard from you with this.

    1.9 years ago
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    Or short Sunderland @Mostly

    2.0 years ago
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    The Hispano 1112 @Mostly

    2.0 years ago
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    @kbarnett2008 Thank you. You know what, I'll take a request for a build. What would you like to see me build?

    +1 2.0 years ago
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    Good luck @Mostly

    2.0 years ago
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    Ok@Mostly

    2.0 years ago
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    @kbarnett2008 Dunno, I've been lacking in school recently, so i'll probably upload something once i'm ahead in my schoolwork.

    2.0 years ago
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    Next build ? @Mostly

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    K@Mostly

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    @kbarnett2008 I don't know. Probably next year.

    2.2 years ago
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    Yo buddy when are u next posting a plane@Mostly

    2.2 years ago
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