SB2U-3 Vindicator

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General info

The SB2U-3 in the garage.

The SB2U-3 is a Rank I American dive bomber with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good armament of four .50 cal machine guns
  • Has a 12.7mm back turret (very high caliber for a dive bomber)
  • Large 1000 lb bomb load

Cons:

  • Slow

Specifications

Armaments

Offensive armaments

  • 4 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine guns, wing-mounted (400 rpg = 1,600 total)

M2_Early

M2_Early

M2/early Browning USA

Pros

  • More powerful than the .30cals.
  • High rate of fire, though lower than the .30cals.
  • Accurate.

Cons

  • Weaker than cannons
  • Like the .30cals, default belts usually contain ball ammunition.



Defensive armaments

  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, rear turret (315 rpg)

M2_Turret

M2_Turret

M2 Browning Turret

Pros

Cons


Payloads

  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb + 2 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs
  • 1 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb + 2 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 1 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb

Armour

  • 3 mm Steel boxes behind the gunner.

Engine & mobility

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Engine

Name: Pratt & Whitney R-1535-2 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 690 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 765 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 493 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney R-1535-2 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 682 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 757 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 493 kg
Name: Pratt & Whitney R-1535-2 14-cylinder radial
  • Cooling type: Air
  • Max power: 682 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Takeoff power: 757 hp (Stock), ____ hp (Upgraded)
  • Mass: 493 kg

Stats

Stock
  • Max speed: 338 km/h
    • at height: 4,084 m
  • Max altitude: 6,800 m
  • Turn Time: 23.6 s
  • Rate of Climb: 3.7 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 300 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 4,084 m
  • Max altitude: 6,800 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 300 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 329 km/h
    • at height: 4,084 m
  • Max altitude: 6,800 m
  • Turn Time: 24.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 300 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 4,084 m
  • Max altitude: 6,800 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 300 m
Stock
  • Max speed: 329 km/h
    • at height: 4,084 m
  • Max altitude: 6,800 m
  • Turn Time: 24.5 s
  • Rate of Climb: 4.5 m/s
  • Takeoff run: 300 m

Upgraded

  • Max speed: ___ km/h
    • at height: 4,084 m
  • Max altitude: 6,800 m
  • Turn Time: __._ s
  • Rate of Climb: _._ m/s
  • Takeoff run: 300 m

Performance

SB2U-3/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)

References


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