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Bell P-59 Airacomet

47.1k Hedero  2 months ago

The Bell P-59 Airacomet was a twin jet-engined fighter aircraft, the first produced in the United States, designed and built by Bell Aircraft during World War II. I was really inspired by the Warthunder P-59 model. I really hadn't seen it anywhere else. So I figured I'd build it. And also because its the first jet fighter in America! It flies quite nicely, and I actually tried putting some fuel tanks on the wings, but I guess it was too heavy, because the landing gear would buckle. So I left them off. But it comes armed with 2 wing guns on the nose. Perfect for destroying air targets. So yeah, it's a blast to fly and I think you'll enjoy it.
1=Nav Lights
2=LandingLights
G=LandingGear
VTOL=Flaps
Enjoy!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 44.6ft (13.6m)
  • Length 38.1ft (11.6m)
  • Height 13.3ft (4.1m)
  • Empty Weight 13,192lbs (5,983kg)
  • Loaded Weight 17,627lbs (7,995kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.274
  • Wing Loading 27.1lbs/ft2 (132.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 650.2ft2 (60.4m2)
  • Drag Points 6797

Parts

  • Number of Parts 295
  • Control Surfaces 3
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    47.1k Hedero

    Thanks so much dude!@Mustang51

    +1 one month ago
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    23.5k Mustang51

    Wow this is the best build of this aircraft on the sight. Fantastic work!

    one month ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Yea, it feels good to have built the first jet of its kind on the site.@lilgreen06

    one month ago
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    1,102 lilgreen06

    @Hedero I know, when I found out that the Bell P-59A wasn't already on the game I got super excited, and I had to make one, I wanted to be the first person to make one, so I did.

    one month ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Oh well thank you! But hey, being the first to make a p-59 is cool in itself.@lilgreen06

    one month ago
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    1,102 lilgreen06

    you are the second person to make the Bell P-59A, I was the first...BUT...........Yours looks way cooler than mine

    one month ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Oh ok@JediWolf

    one month ago
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    1,844 JediWolf

    @Hedero well I have 2 premium planes but they are the rewarded ones for completing the tutorial (the second one was actually free after some update long before naval was a thing)

    one month ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Ahhh well WT is an odd game. It isn't a pay to win game but it almost is. Most videos teaching the best way to earn sl suggest buying a premium aircraft because of the great boosters they offer. But I don't want to pay real money to do good. So Warthunder is a great game except for the Pay-to-win type gameplay. @JediWolf

    one month ago
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    1,844 JediWolf

    @Hedero mid tier air RB as the U.S. is basically rigged as well..... chance of winning is almost 0% I estimate the chance to be 1.5% if your not upteired to face K-4's those things are RIDICULOUSLY OVERPOWERED! and people say the Germans are power creeped.....

    one month ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Dang that's frustrating. I unlocked the f-82 but it costs 62k I think to train a crew. I'm sitting in a steady pool of 58k, everytime I battle I make as much as I spend lol.@JediWolf

    one month ago
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    1,844 JediWolf

    @Hedero yup I'm that broke.... about 23k SL if I remember..... the boat I'm gonna get next is about 27k

    one month ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Dang@JediWolf

    one month ago
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    1,844 JediWolf

    @Hedero I'm broke myself..... can't even buy a rank 2 boat......

    one month ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Oh I don't know. I haven't been playing WT too much recently because I can't earn SL to save my life!@JediWolf

    one month ago
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    1,844 JediWolf

    this thing is the first and ONLY rank IV jet in the game last I looked has there been any more rank IV jets added?

    one month ago
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    @Hedero you're welcome.

    one month ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Oh I found it. So just a rotator with a wing attached to it. Thanks! @EternalDarkness

    one month ago
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    @Hedero dig into this one and find flaps, then check their position relative to CoM. They're under the canopy, inside the black stripe.

    one month ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    What method do you use to make flaps effect the aircraft mid-air?
    @EternalDarkness

    one month ago
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    @Mikey101234 your comment has been removed for excessive profanity.

    2 months ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Yea well I don't get too into the game so I don't get too frustrated with that stuff. But yea I agree as far as the balancing goes, its not very well done. I mainly get irritated when I'm flying my american planes and I can't earn enough sl to save my life. But that's just user error.@Mikey101234

    2 months ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Yea I see what you mean. Its funny how the early jets seem to not look as sleek or as sharp as some more modernized jets like the phantom or the tomcat etc. You can tell how the jet designers were transitioning from their prop designs slowly to the jet ones lol.@CRJ900Pilot

    2 months ago
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    27.5k CRJ900Pilot

    Sweet! I don't think I've ever seen one on the site before. I love these early jets, something about their curves I guess

    2 months ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Yea that shouldn't be a thing lol. I have prop planes better than that!@Mikey101234

    2 months ago
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