Every characteristic tells the tale of a great energy fighting machine. The War Thunder Team With its outstanding acceleration and climb-rate the Skyshark can safely assault hostile ground forces and then decide to join the fray, by either assault climbing the closest hostile, relying on its acceleration to gain an energy advantage mid dogfight, or return to allied fighter pack to rejoin their climb. It can also carry one of its most hard hitting armaments and destroy several ground targets or destroy two bases. Rapid pitch changes are not the Skysharks forte, an abusable fact known to aces. The A2D-1 can be a very valuable asset to teams looking to win by destroying ground troops or assaulting the airfield. With these targets can range from mobile light trucks, anti-aircraft artillery, tanks, pillboxes and even bases. Briefly: The Skyshark will suit fans of the attack aircraft, particularly those familiar with the Skyraider models. I´d still like to know what you actually refer to that this thing has 20 hardpoints for bombs in the game. The engines perform well even when damaged and can fly with one heavily damaged and one operational. Fun fact: There is a large fuel tank behind the cockpit with hot engine exhaust pipes running under it, so attention was paid to the insulation and fire-extinguishing equipment. Despite the fact that the Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark never made it into mass production in reality, players will have the opportunity to experience this “Shark” in combat in the 1.89 update. Use this link to get 3% off your entire purchase and a custom Phly emblem for your vehicles. Yeah, and it has already been bug reported. The Skyshark is equipped with four 20mm AN-M3 cannons mounted in the wing panels, each loaded with 200 rounds of ammunition. [Devblog] Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark: Wyvern to the Max! In the early years following the war, jet engines underwent rapid development. i have no clue where you got that from no one really thinks we need the bob semple tank and there are issues with the game that are more important then some prems i think you need to grow a brain, Boblem123, you just havent seen the communitiy in instagram. This attacker is very much unlike its older cousin the AD-2 Skyraider. Apparently, this decision was influenced by the fact that in the same year for the first time Douglas got another project in the air, this later became the famous A4D Skyhawk - a new generation of jets. © 2010—2020 by Gaijin Entertainment. However as the autocannons are mounted in the wings, the pilot must be cognizant of their range to the target and their convergence setting to ensure the ammunition hits the target and doesn’t just fly on by. Going straight for the climb from the start will put the A2D at an immense energy advantage should the fight start. However, a routine flight on December 19, 1950, ended in tragedy. Make no mistake, the Skyshark is a Skywhale and flies appropriately at times. Belly landings normally result in the tail being ripped off and the aircraft breaking the wings. Another quirk is the engine itself: As a turboprop the jets require a spool-up time when going from low to high power. Is there a way you can (try trying to be rude) shut them up? All rights reserved. Not to be underestimated, though having a bulky airframe, the A2D-1 has the speed and ordnance which can help in turning the tide of a battle. It will be a rank IV premium US aircraft. However, this led nowhere and the vehicle required significant modification. This attracted the interest of the US Navy, which sought to arm itself with aircraft that were superior to that of potential opponents in speed, altitude, payload, and flight range. Initially, engineers simply wanted to replace the piston engine of the Skyraider attack aircraft with a turboprop engine. Apparently, this decision was influenced by the fact that in the same year for the first time Douglas got another project in the air, this later became the famous A4D Skyhawk - a new generation of jets. War Thunder > General Discussions > Topic Details. joshwagstaff13, Would been nice to have this plane fixed before live, not to deal with a broken version for 3 months. Again the max weight rears its ugly head. Nice! Smart tweaking and balance are the words. with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB) and 7.0 (RB/SB). Further the acceleration is better, thanks to the 5500 shaft-hp allowing for a better sustained turn rate despite mediocre maneuverbility. Now I have more vehicles to play on Test Drive. The A2D-1 is equipped with an AN/APS-19 search and tracking radar. Commenting is no longer available for this news, Still slower than some jet fighters it may counter. Three things could happen now. Of course one wants to exploit the A2D Skysharks' advantages. Versus propeller fighters one should engage in turnfights, otherwise the Skyshark is most dominant against most WW2 fighters. This time, the pilot managed to escape the aircraft, but the project was closed and it was decided to dismantle any existing prototypes. Twin turboprop engines provide 5,500 horsepower, allowing the vehicle to reach speeds of about 800 km/h near the ground and more than 770 km/h at medium altitudes. With the new engine situated, it was time to focus on the armament of the aircraft. The Mk.13/44 torpedoes are outfitted with a special frangible wooden drag ring and box stabilizer which allow for the torpedo to be dropped at high speeds and from higher altitudes than unmodified torpedoes making them a perfect option for the A2D-1 when taking on an anti-shipping role. HVAR rockets provide flexibility to allow the A2D-1 to fire them from any angle (a restriction which bombs have) as the aircraft descends towards the target. Sing in using a social network account. The top speed rivals early jets, rate of climb is phenomenal and the short take off run speaks for a great acceleration. Decals, titles, decorations, avatars, and even Premium vehicles! War Thunder player stats. Due to issues with the engine, the vehicle and pilot crashed. In the market for War Thunder Equipment? The T-2 needs to be 11.0, along with the 2A5. To accommodate this new thrust, the wing roots were decreased in their thickness while the tail section became larger and taller in order to stabilize the aircraft when under power. As it turned out, jet engines were perfect for fighter aircraft but too “voracious” for strike aircraft, as they significantly reduced their range. That Pay to win gets worse every patch? Externally, the aircraft looks large and clunky. microspace38. The radar is mounted in nose, inside the propeller hub. However, on August 5, 1954, another accident occurred when the main gearbox failed, and the aircraft crashed a short distance outside Los Angeles. The Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark will be the first American aircraft in the game with a contra-rotating propeller and a turboprop engine. Worse still is the jittery behaviour while maneuvering or taking aim. In the event the tank were to take damage, the engineers provided a special drainage system that drained the fuel spilling it into the fuselage cavity to flow overboard. This attracted the interest of the US Navy, which sought to arm itself with aircraft that were superior to that of potential opponents in speed, altitude, payload, and flight range. This allows the A2D to outshine many early jets in turn dogfights. However, in one thing they are apart: Their climb rate, the Bolt's Achilles heel. Due the weight, the elevator authority feels weak amd one will kiss the ground more than once, before learning to fly with the momentum properly. Skins and camouflages for the A2D-1 from live.warthunder.com. Furthermore looking at the statistics, one sees more to be gay about. Maintaining a Yo-Yo with 350 km/h IAS is possible and sadly necessary, any slower than this and the aircraft becomes less responsive. The radar is also vulnerable. However, on August 5, 1954, another accident occurred when the main gearbox failed, and the aircraft crashed a short distance outside Los Angeles. Battle Pass comes to War Thunder! However, this led nowhere and the vehicle required significant modification. The A2D-1 Skyshark is a premium rank IV American attacker In Arcade and Realistic Battles, the A2D-1 can climb with no extra armament to become top cover for the allied fighters, or alternatively escort bombers to their designation. Arcade Battles. The engineers also considered defence: the cockpit, fuel tank, and the lower engine are covered in armoured sheets up to 10 mm thick. Another op p2w plane, tankers in GF will love this plane for sure... did you know you can spawn a fighter faster then a bomber/attacker aircraft in tank RB from the spawn points wise and all types of SPAA in the game and most attackers/bombers keep coming from the spawn air point so tell which way most often coming from and pre-watch the area.