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Martin T4M - A Good T2 US Tree Bomber?

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StoptheViolins #1 Posted 24 January 2019 - 03:41 PM

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Specifications (T4M-1)
Data from United States Navy Aircraft since 1911 [8]

General characteristics

Crew: three
Length: 35 ft 7 in (10.85 m)
Wingspan: 53 ft 0 in (16.16 m)
Height: 14 ft 9 in (4.50 m)
Wing area: 656 ft² (70.0 m²)
Empty weight: 5,814 lb (2,643 kg)
Loaded weight: 9,503 lb (4,320 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet 9 cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 525 hp (392 kW)

Maximum speed: 114 mph (99 kn, 184 km/h)
Cruise speed: 98 mph (85 kn, 158 km/h)
Range: 363 mi [12] (316 nmi, 584 km)
Service ceiling: 10,150 ft (3,095 m)
Wing loading: 14.5 lb/ft² (61.7 kg/m²)
Power/mass: 0.055 hp/lb (0.091 kW/kg)
1 × flexibly mounted 0.3 in (7.62 mm) machine gun in rear cockpit
1 × torpedo or bombs under fuselage


The plane does offer at least one engine upgrade, torpedoes would be useless, but the "bombs under fuselage" will need to be researched...


The engine upgrade/chassis upgrade would be the:

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Version powered by 620 hp (463 kW) Wright R-1820-86 Cyclone. 32 built by Great Lakes (originally ordered as TE-1).


On the plus side, there is a version in WoWS already.

Stygian_Alchemist #2 Posted 25 January 2019 - 12:50 AM

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Interesting idea.. be the only T2 bomber I can think of?

I would prefer seeing some T8-10 bombers though for.. -anyone- that don't also cost money.

StoptheViolins #3 Posted 25 January 2019 - 03:20 PM

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T8 US - it superseded the B-29....




The US reclassed the B-29 as a "medium bomber" after the B-36 hit the scene.


T9 US - designed to avoid Mig-15's




T8/9 UK 



BB3_Oregon_Steel #4 Posted 26 January 2019 - 01:09 AM

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Having the Martin B-10 in the lower tiers could be interesting as could the Douglas B-18.  


I think the Martin T4 would work better as a ground attack aircraft for the US at Tier II than as a conventional bomber. It really wasn't well suited to high altitude work.  


If you're looking for a more conventional bomber in the tier II slot, I'd probably go with the Martin MB-1 which was the first purpose build bomber produced by the United States or it's later variant, the MB-2. 



It's a bi-plane, big, slow but with 5 machine guns and a bit over 1,000 pounds of bombs might make an interesting addition at that tier. 

Edited by BB3_Oregon_Steel, 26 January 2019 - 01:14 AM.

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