S.O.4050 Vautour IIA

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General info

The S.O.4050 Vautour IIA in the garage.

The S.O.4050 Vautour IIA is a Rank V French jet bomber with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

The SO.4050 Vautour IIA is classified as a jet bomber. Despite being classified that way, it should be used as a jet fighter due to its excellent performance characteristics and its guns (the best guns in the game!). Avoid flying it as an exclusive bomber and use it as a fighter.

Vehicle characteristics

The SO.4050 Vautour IIA is the fastest accelerating, climbing and diving plane in the entire game. The acceleration of the aircraft is ridiculous, coupled with the insane climb rate and diving capabilities makes the SO.4050 IIA a very powerful aircraft.

Tactics

The SO.4050 Vautour IIA should be used like the Hunter, but more aggressively. Always load 8 minutes of fuel, use the bomber spawn to spawn at 3000 meters, rush to a base, drop your bombs then rush to the enemy airfield to catch enemies off-guard. Besides catching enemies off-guard, the Vautour IIA can cause the enemy team to panic by rushing - when enemy players see a Vautour going faster than 1000 kph and they're a lot slower - they tend to panic, causing them to scatter around to find space in order to gain speed which could possibly ruin teamwork. Do NOT turn. The Vautour is very bad at turning and rolling, it should be used as an exclusive boom and zoomer - like the Hunter. Gain speed, engage, zoom up, loop around, dive, rinse and repeat. The Vautour has excellent energy retention characteristics.

Specific enemies worth noting

Top tier jets such as the CL-13, MiG-15bis, MiG-17 etc should be your main concern. They turn and roll better than the SO.4050 does. While you can outrun the MiG-15s at sea level, you cannot run away from the MiG-17 and the CL-13 as their top speeds are higher (MiG-17: 1,121 kph, CL-13: 1,114 kph). Despite that fact, the Vautour outclasses them in climb rate, energy retention and acceleration. The Me 163 and G.91 are also no match for the plane's speed.

Counter-tactics

If you're at your top speed at sea level that you cannot accelerate further, the CL-13 and MiG-17 will eventually catch up with you. They will most likely BnZ and fight you with energy; if not, then maneuver with you since the Vautour's maneuverability is horrid.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Huge payload options.
  • Insane acceleration.
  • Very high top speed, outruns most aircraft at it's battle rating (except the CL-13A and Mig-17 when they reach their top speed).
  • Climbs exceptionally well without ordnance (best climb rate in the game).
  • Best guns in the game (DEFA 551 is better than the ADEN in RoF and muzzle velocity).
  • Energy retention is great.
  • Has airbrakes(which you WILL need them to avoid compressing in a dive).
  • Bomber spawn (3000 - 3500 meters).
  • Extremely versatile (can be used in a variety of roles).
  • Insane durability, can heavily withstand fire from enemy aircraft and survive collisions.

Cons:

  • Ammo consumption is too high to make going after enemy fighters a viable strategy.
  • Compresses at high speed (similar to that of the MiG-15s' and MiG-17's infamous compression).
  • No bomb sight unlike the earlier S.O.4050 Vautour IIB.
  • Massive penalties in flight performance when carrying ordnance.
  • Bad maneuverability.
  • Roll rate is also unimpressive.
  • Fragile engines; a hit to an engine will make you easy prey for enemy fighters.
  • Relies heavily on team support.
  • Massive target.
  • Wings tend to rip with payload on the wings above 850kph

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 4 x 30 mm DEFA 551 cannon, nose-mounted (100 rpg = 400 total)

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DEFA

Pros

  • Highest rate of fire and muzzle velocity for any +20mm cannon
  • Excellent HE and FRAG damage

Cons

  • Trigger discipline is key


Payloads

  • 10 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 10 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 10 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs
  • 6 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs
  • 24 x T10 121 rockets
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets
  • 76 x SNEB type 23 rockets
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 6 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 6 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 6 x 750 lb M117 cone 90 bombs
  • 24 x T10 140 rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 6 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 6 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 6 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs
  • 24 x T10 151 rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs
  • 76 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 6 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 76 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 6 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 76 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 6 x 750 lb M117 cone 90 bombs
  • 76 x SNEB type 23 rockets + 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs

Armour

  • 50 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
  • 13.5 mm Steel plate behind the pilot's head.
  • 6 + 13.5 mm Steel plate in nose.
  • 3 mm Steel shell surrounding the cockpit in the fuselage.
  • 2 mm Steel plate behind the fuel cells.
  • 2 mm Steel plate in the tail.

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: SNECMA Atar 101E3 jet x2
  • Takeoff thrust: 3197.6 kgf (Stock), 3534.8 kgf (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 900 kg
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  • Takeoff thrust: 3197.6 kgf (Stock), 3360 kgf (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 900 kg
Name: SNECMA Atar 101E3 jet x2
  • Takeoff thrust: 3197.6 kgf (Stock), 3360 kgf (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 900 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 1,093 km/h
    • at height: at sea level
  • Max altitude: 15,000 m
  • Turn Time: 32.3 s
  • Rate of Climb: 43 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 900 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 1,106 km/h
    • at height: at sea level
  • Max altitude: 15,000 m
  • Turn Time: 31.4 s
  • Rate of Climb: 62.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 900 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 1,091 km/h
    • at height: at sea level
  • Max altitude: 15,000 m
  • Turn Time: 33.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 41.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 900 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 1,100 km/h
    • at height: at sea level
  • Max altitude: 15,000 m
  • Turn Time: 32.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 52 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 900 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 1,091 km/h
    • at height: at sea level
  • Max altitude: 15,000 m
  • Turn Time: 33.2 s
  • Rate of Climb: 41.1 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 900 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: 1,100 km/h
    • at height: at sea level
  • Max altitude: 15,000 m
  • Turn Time: 32.0 s
  • Rate of Climb: 52 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 900 m

Performance

S.O.4050 Vautour IIA/Horsepower graph

Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

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

Additional information (links)

[News] SO.4050 IIA Vautour - Circling The Prey

References


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Icon-country-fra.png S.O.4050 Vautour IIA
Nation France
Manufacture ??
Design Family S.O.4050 Vautour IIB
Type Fighter
Fighting style

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Offensive armament
?? ?
Magazine ??0 rpg
Mount ?
Characteristics
Empty Weight ???? kg
Takeoff Weight ???? kg
Wing Area ??.? m²
# Flap Positions ?
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes none
Arrestor Gear none
Statistics
Power per Engine ??? hp
WEP Duration infinite
top speed ~??? kph at ?000 m
Climb Rate ~??? m/s
Turn Time ~??? s
Wing loading (Empty) ~???.00 kg/m²
Characteristics
Empty Weight ~???? lb
Takeoff Weight ~4154 lb
Wing Area ~???.?? ft²
# Flap Positions ?
Number of Engines 1
Air Brakes ?
Arrestor Gear none installed
Statistics
Power per Engine ??? hp
WEP Duration infinite
Top speed ~??? mph at ?000 m
Climb Rate ??.?? ft/s
Turn Time ??.?? s
Wing loading (Empty) ~??.?? lb/ft²
Limits
Max Speed limit ??? kph
Gear lmit ??? kph
Combat Flaps ??
Max static +G's
Max static -G's
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <??? kph
Rudder <??? kph
Elevators <??? kph
Radiator >??? kph
Limits
Max Speed limit ??? mph
Gear lmit ??? mph
Combat Flaps ??? mph
Max static +G's
Max static -G's
Optimal Velocities
Ailerons <??? mph
Rudder <??? mph
Elevators <??? mph
Radiator >??? mph
Manual Control
Mixer is controllable
Pitch is not controllable
no automatic pitch
Radiator (water) is not controllable
Radiator (oil) is not controllable
Oil and water uses different radiator control
Supercharger is not controllable
Turbocharger is not controllable
Compressor settings 1
Optimal Altitude
3825 m
7546 ft
100% Enginepower ??? hp
WEP Enginepower 1023 hp
* Warning this is still in the test phase and can be incorrect. Take information with a heavy grain of salt. Data from 1.77