F.222.2

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General info

The F.222.2 in the garage.

The F.222.2 is a Rank I French heavy bomber with a battle rating of 1.3. It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

The F.222.2 is a heavy hitting bomber with okay maneuverability at low altitude and low air speed, and can carry a staggering 52x50 kg bombs. Combined with its frequent presence in Ground Strike matches with only light vehicles, it will make short work of any (or even all) groups of armored cars and SPAA it crosses paths with, and can demolish an opposing team's entire complement of AAA and artillery in short order. Additionally, the ability to carry larger bomb loads later in its upgrade tree turns it into an exceptionally capable base killer, often time wiping out bases solo without sacrificing its heavy-hitting power against armored columns. With some skill (and an escort from friendly fighters), the F.222.2 can wipe out an entire column of medium tank AI targets in a single pass, with enough firepower left over to seriously cripple another column.

Specific enemies worth noting

You have a low BR and a bomber spawn, which gives you an initial advantage over most planes. Biplanes shouldn't be an issue as they struggle to climb and are usually lightly armed. Early monoplanes pose more of a threat. These include:


BF109 E1- It climbs well, it's fast and it has enough firepower to bring you down or at least cripple you. If you see one tracking you it is best to dive down and hope that a friendly will be able to help you out. If you want to fight it out, ensure that you are as accurate as possible with your defensive machine guns.

He-100- The He-100 is one of the fastest planes until tier 4, an impressive feat for a br 1.7 aircraft. It can quickly intercept you while you climb from a height that no other plane can achieve so quickly at its ranks. Its armament is light but more than enough to bring you down if the pilots aim is good.

Counter-tactics

The F.222.2 needs a hard hit to take down, due to its robust construction and multiple engines. The turrets, though not chambered in a particularly powerful cartridge (7.5mm MAC), are still able to seriously damage or outright destroy light fighters. Use caution when approaching from the rear, especially from below. The ventral gunner has a surprisingly good field of fire for a low-tier ventral gun. Head-on attacks may be more successful, due to the extensive glazing on the nose and the presence of a dead zone for the dorsal and ventral gunners in that direction.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Impressive bomb load.
  • Different bomb options make this bomber very versatile.
  • Fuselage can absorb alot of damage
  • Once at altitude, it can be very hard to reach for reserve planes.

Cons

  • Incredibly slow and very heavy.
  • Engines are very vulnerable to enemy fire.
  • Slow speed, heavy weight, and no takeoff flaps makes taking off from the airfield on some maps when fully loaded very difficult.
  • High repair cost for a rank 1 bomber.
  • Long take off distance.
  • Vulnerable to fast climbing, well armed aircraft like the Mig 3.
  • Armament seems a little underwhelming for such a large aircraft.

Specifications

Armaments

Defensive armaments

  • 1 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, nose turret (1,000 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, dorsal turret (720 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, ventral turret (720 rpg)

Payloads

  • 52 x 50 kg G.A.M.MN 50 bombs
  • 7 x 100 kg №.1 bombs + 5 x 200 kg №.1 bombs
  • 4 x 500 kg №.2 bombs
  • 7 x 100 kg №.1 bombs + 10 x 200 kg №.1 bombs

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Gnome Rhone AV 14 Kirs 14-cylinder radial x4
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power 694 hp (Stock), 843 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 784 hp (Stock), 933 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 543 kg
Name: Gnome Rhone AV 14 Kirs 14-cylinder radial x4
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 687 hp (Stock), 760 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 777 hp (Stock), 850 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 543 kg
Name: Gnome Rhone AV 14 Kirs 14-cylinder radial x4
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 687 hp (Stock), 760 hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 777 hp (Stock), 850 hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 543 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 345 km/h
    • at height: 3,400 m
  • Max altitude: 6,200 m
  • Turn Time: 34.4 s
  • Rate of Climb: 3.2 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 750 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 385 km/h
    • at height: 3,400 m
  • Max altitude: 6,200 m
  • Turn Time: 31.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 11.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 750 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 331 km/h
    • at height: 3,400 m
  • Max altitude: 6,200 m
  • Turn Time: 35.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 750 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 366 km/h
    • at height: 3,400 m
  • Max altitude: 6,200 m
  • Turn Time: 33.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 6.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 750 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 331 km/h
    • at height: 3,400 m
  • Max altitude: 6,200 m
  • Turn Time: 35.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 750 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 366 km/h
    • at height: 3,400 m
  • Max altitude: 6,200 m
  • Turn Time: 33.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 6.4 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 750 m

Performance

F.222.2/Horsepower graph

Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Development and variants

In the later half of the 1920s, the French Farman Aviation Works company set to work on an aircraft based off a pusher-pull engine configuration. Their design led to a large bomber aircraft known as the F.220, which had its maiden flight in 26 May 1932. This initial variant was only utilized as a mailplane in civilian business, of which four were built.[1] Farman improved on the F.220 design by covering the gunner stations and new engines, being redesignated as the F.221.[2] After flying in May 1933, ten F.221 were produced for use in the French Armee de l'Air (Air Army) by 1936.

After the success of the F.221, Farman continued working on the F.220 design and eventually evolved into the F.222 aircraft. The F.222 featured a retractable undercarriage, and newer Gnome-Rhone 14Kirs engines. This led to the F.222.1 as a prototype and 11 units were produced, but then further modifications such as the usage of the Gnome-Rhone 14N-11 engines and a longer nose section led to the F.222.2 model. This variant was introduced into the French air force in 1937 with 24 built.[2]

The F.222 model was further improved on in flying characteristics into the F.223 model, which featured a new tail with twin rudders, a more aerodynamic-friendly design, and the usage of Hispano-Suiza engines. At this time period, the Farman Aviation Works were nationalised into the SNCAC, which affected the plane designations and so after the plane was deemed flyable, it was designated the SNCAC N.C.223.[3] The N.C.223 went into production under the N.C.223.3 and N.C.223.4 models. The N.C.223.3 was the primary bomber variant and eight were built from December 1939 to March 1940. The N.C.223.4 were airline variants meant for the civilian market, three sold to Air France.[2]

Combat usage

The F.222 were the only major French 4-engine bombers that were available for use when World War II broke out. In the Battle of France in May-June 1940, these bombers were put to use to night bombing and dropping leaflets over Germany. In 07 June 1940, the N.C.223 was the first bomber to raid Berlin, with another event happening three days later.[2]

Combat with the F.220 bombers decreased as the German were on the brink of winning the Battle of France. Before this, a pilot named James Denis commandeered a F.222 on June 20th and with 20 other pilots in stow, flew the bomber to Britain, later all joining the Free French Air Force. After the Fall of France, the F.222 and N.C.223 were relegated to a transport roles in both Free and Vichy France, seeing use until they were eventually decommissioned.[2]

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the ___ from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

[Devblog] Farman F.222.2: Big! Heavy! Yours!

References

  1. War Thunder, October 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Military Factory 2016
  3. War Thunder, November 2017

Sources

  • Military Factory. "Farman F.220 (Series) Four-Engined Heavy Day-Night Bomber" Military Factory, 08 April 2016, Website.
  • War Thunder. "Farman F.222.2: Big! Heavy! Yours!" War Thunder, 25 October 2017, Website.
  • War Thunder. "NC.223.3: let nobody leave unsatisfied!" War Thunder, 07 November 2017, Website.
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Icon-country-fra.png F.222.2
Nation France
Manufacture Farman Aviation Works
Type Heavy Bomber
Rank 1
Battle Rating
1.3
1.3
1.3
Fighting style Bombing

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Defensive armament
1 x 7.5 mm Mle 33 Machine gun
Magazine 1000 rpg
Mount Nose turret
1 x 7.5 mm Mle 33 Machine gun
Magazine 720 rpg
Mount Dorsal turret
1 x 7.5 mm Mle 33 Machine gun
Magazine 720 rpg
Mount Ventral turret
Payload Option 1
52 x 50 kg G.A.M.Mn 💣 Bomb
Payload Option 2
7 x 100 Kg № 1 💣 Bomb
5 x 200 Kg № 1 💣 Bomb
Payload Option 3
4 x 500 Kg № 2 💣 Bomb
Payload Option 4
7 x 100 Kg № 1 💣 Bomb
10 x 200 Kg № 1 💣 Bomb
Engine power
Number of Engines 4
100% (Stock, Upgraded)
___ hp, ___ hp
___ hp, 760 hp
___ hp, 760 hp
WEP (Stock, Upgraded)
___ hp, ___ hp
___ hp, 850 hp
___ hp, 850 hp
WEP Duration
25.0 s
Infinite
Infinite
Characteristics
Empty Weight
10800 kg
23810 lb
Empty Weight + fuel
15267 kg
33658 lb
Takeoff Weight
18700 kg
41226 lb
Wing Area
186 m²
2001.06 ft²
Wing loading (Empty)
58.06 kg/m²
11.87 lb/ft²
# Flap Positions 0
Air brakes No
Arrestor Gear No
Statistics
Top speed
___ kph at ___ m
___ mph at ___ ft
Top speed (WEP)
___ km/h at ____ m
___ mph at ____ ft
Climb Rate (100%)
___ m/s
___ ft/s
Climb Rate (WEP)
__.__ m/s
__.__ ft/s
Optimal climb velocity
___ kph
___ mph
Turn Time (100%) __ s
Turn Time (WEP) __ s
Limits
Max Speed limit
450 kph
279 mph
Gear limit
450 kph
279 mph
Combat Flaps
520 kph
322 mph
Max static +G's ~4 g
Max static -G's ~3 g
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons
<250 kph
<155 mph
Rudder
<250 kph
<155 mph
Elevators
<300 kph
<186 mph
Radiator
>210 kph
>130 mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is not controllable
has no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is not controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses combined radiator control
Supercharger is not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
3200 m
10496 ft
100% Engine power 870 hp
WEP Engine power 973 hp
Economy
Required RP ___ RP
Vehicle cost ___ SL
Crew training cost ___ SL
Max repair cost*
___ SL
___ SL
___ SL
Free repair time (Stock)
__h __m
__h __m
__h __m
Free repair time (Upgraded)
__h __m
__h __m
__h __m
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a grain of salt. Last checked 1.77