[Top 5] War Thunder Best American Aircraft That Wreck Hard!

[Top 5] War Thunder Best American Aircraft That Wreck Hard!
U.S Air Force jet flying over the sea. Courtesy of warthunder.com.

It is no secret that the USA has always had a very powerful and modern Air Force. 

Capable of trumping all its opponents. The cutting-edge modern American jets and attack helicopters are a vivid example of such military muscle. 

Just like in real life, the US Air Force is depicted as one of the main and most powerful Air Tech Trees in War Thunder, with more than 150 normal and premium aircraft at their disposal, ranging from propeller planes to modern jet fighters. 

In this article, we will outline the 5 best USA Aircraft in the game. We will take into consideration both helicopters and traditional aircraft from the main Air Tech Tree. That being said, let’s dive straight into it with our number 5 entry!  


#5 AH-1Z (Best Ground Attack Helicopter)

Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee. 

This agile and powerful USMC Ground Attack Helicopter is your best choice if you’re looking for something to wipe out any ground units you encounter. It is capable of flying up to an altitude of 6000 meters and is nimble enough to make it a difficult target, but you will still be an easy target for Radar SPAA and jet aircraft, so be aware of your surroundings.

The AH-1Z can carry up to 16 Hellfire AGMs on top of its already devastating 20mm chin-mounted cannon that will make quick work out of most targets it encounters, and if you can’t blow it up with your cannons, just shoot a missile at it and fly away!

What the AH-1Z excels in:

  • Attacking ground units
  • Speed and agility
  • Dealing with enemy aircraft with its Sidewinder air-to-ait missiles. 


#4 B-29A-BN (Best for bombing)

Bombs away!

Not many bombers are as effective, well-known and popular as the B-29A-BN “Superfortress”. Should it be left alone to carry its explosive duty, this aircraft is capable of blowing up any and all enemy targets in the blink of an eye, securing an easy and profitable match for your team.

The B-29A-BN’s size is one of its biggest disadvantages since it naturally makes you a very attractive target for nimbler and more maneuverable fighter planes, but you should be able to deal with them using your defensive armaments. 

What the B-29A-BN excels in:

  • Destroying multiple bases in a single run
  • Defending itself from attackers
  • Sucking up a lot of shots


#3 F8F-1B Bearcat (Best for fighting in uptiers)

We’re going back to WW2 for this bad boy!

This old veteran fought tooth and nail against the best Axis fighters of the Second World War and managed to emerge victorious from the hazardous struggle. The F8F-1B “Bearcat” was the last single-engine fighter in service with the US Navy and its top-notch quality derived from years and years of research and experience in the field put it high on this list.

The Bearcat finds itself in what would be a very precarious situation for any other single-engine fighter since it runs the risk of having to fight with early jet aircraft, but thanks to its powerful armaments it will not be a problem.

What the F8F-1B Bearcat excels in:

  • Fighting more advanced planes
  • Maneuverability
  • Close air Support


#2 F-4C Phantom II (Best top tier jet)

High tech, high damage. 

If you’re looking for a powerful and reliable late-game jet plane, you’ve found what you’re looking for. Sitting at the top of the mountain with its 10.7 Battle Rating, there are few planes out there that can match its firepower and sheer strength. 

In service with the US Navy, the F-4C Phantom II functions as a fighter, bomber ibrid, allowing you to carry a multitude of different armaments set-ups for your every destructive need. 

What the F-4C Phantom II excels in: 

  • Excellent climb rate
  • Payload variety
  • Destroying enemy air and ground targets


#1 F-86F-2 (Best jet fighter)

La creme de la creme.

Some may say that fancier, more technologically advanced late-game jets are the most powerful ones in their category, but I beg to differ: the F-86F-2 represents American jet fighter excellency. 

The F86-F2 is exactly what you want to fly when you need to deal with other jet fighters and generally anything that is capable of flight and can shoot at you. In the hands of a capable enough pilot, this plane will tear through the scoreboard, landing you some pretty satisfying aces. 

What the F86-F2 excels in:

  • Better guns that its competitors
  • High speed manouvering
  • excellent energy retention for your “boom-and-zoom” tactics.


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