B-10B

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B-10B
b_10b.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.7/1.7/1.7BR
4 peopleCrew
4.9 tEmpty weight
7.4 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
7 380 mCeiling
sec22.8/22.8/21.0Turn Time
96 km/hStalling speed
2 х Wright Cyclone R-1820-33Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
564 km/hStructural
235 km/hGear
Defensive armament
7.62 mm Browning machine gun3 х Turret
600 roundsAmmunition
1 000 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
6 х 250 lb AN-M57 bombSetup 1
2 х 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 2
2 х 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 3
1 х 2000 lb AN-M66A2 bombSetup 4
Economy
400 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 250/1 160/470Repair
450 Sl icon.pngCrew training
3 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage B-10B.jpg


The B-10B is a premium Rank I American bomber with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.67 "Assault".

General info

Flight Performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 2,438 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
331 319 7 380 21.8 22.7 6.3 6.2 600
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 2,438 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
355 343 7 380 20.2 21.0 9.3 7.7 600

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
564 235 340 ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 200 < 270 < 290 > 307
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,200 m 760 hp No WEP

Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Suspended armament

The B-10B is able to be equipped with:

  • 6 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs
  • 1 x 2000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb

Defensive armament

Main article: Browning (7.62 mm)

The B-10B is defended with:

  • 1 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, nose turret (600 rpg )
  • 1 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, beam turret (600 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.62 mm Browning machine gun, ventral turret (600 rpg)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable Controllable Controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Turret 7.62 mm belts SBC-17
II Compressor Airframe New 7.62 mm MGs (turret)
III Wings Repair Engine MBC-17
IV Cover LBC-17

Being a premium aircraft, it has all its modules researched by default.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very similar play style to the B-18 Bolo. The dorsal and frontal turrets seemed to have swapped places, meaning turret in front and nest in back.
  • The bombload is more than capable of leveling bases and vehicle formations. A single 2000 lb bomb can net you 850+ points in a match from a good run.
  • The frontal gunner, while only having a .30 cal, can be used as a manual weapon if you keep the front of the plane on an enemies tail.
  • Although being a premium, it is a less well known plane, leading to some confusion on the plane.Can be very helpful in battles.
  • Despite its pre-war design, it easily handles damage and fires can dealt with easily.
  • While having limited fire arcs on the rear turrets, they are well protected and regularly surprise enemies that don't know they're there.

Cons:

  • Like with all American bombers, it is a large target. An altitude advantage can help alleviate some problems with enemy fighters.
  • Despite the high speed, it can easily be caught up to by more advanced Rank I aircraft, such as the Soviet Yakolev and Lavochkin aircraft.
  • Unlike its younger brother, the B-18, the B-10s rear gunners have a slightly restricted field of view, giving a sort of blind spot to the gunners.

History

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Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


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