B.R.20M M1

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GarageImage B.R.20M M1.jpg
B.R.20M M1
AB RB SB
1.7 1.7 1.7
Class:
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Purchase:6 300 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The B.R.20M M1 is a rank I Italian bomber with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.93 "Shark Attack". Something players will notice after getting this aircraft is that while the fuselage remains overall unchanged from its predecessor, the B.R.20M M1 has a redesigned nose, with a smaller glass area for the gunner, and more glass at the lower section of the nose.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 4 000 m430 km/h
Turn time31 s
Max altitude7 000 m
Engine2 х Fiat A80 RC.41
TypeRadial
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight14 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 411 397 7000 32.1 33.5 2.3 2.3 750
Upgraded 452 430 30.0 31.0 7.4 4.6

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
675 310 N/A 428 280 ~6 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 200 < 200 < 270 > 335
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
4,100 m 1,000 hp 1,163 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew5 people
Speed of destruction
Structural675 km/h
Gear310 km/h
  • No armour protection
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks (2 in each wing, 2 in the fuselage)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB420 → 531 Sl icon.png
RB1 300 → 1 645 Sl icon.png
SB740 → 936 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications5 920 Rp icon.png
4 480 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost410 Ge icon.png
Crew training1 800 Sl icon.png
Experts6 300 Sl icon.png
Aces80 Ge icon.png
Research Aces140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
20 / 60 / 90 % Sl icon.png
106 / 106 / 106 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
330 Rp icon.png
Cost:
250 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
360 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
330 Rp icon.png
Cost:
250 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
360 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
breda_turret_belt_pack
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCSAP100
Research:
300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
230 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
safat12_turret_belt_pack
Research:
330 Rp icon.png
Cost:
250 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCGP250
Research:
330 Rp icon.png
Cost:
250 Sl icon.png
70 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods turret gun.png
safat7_turret_new_gun
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCRO500
Research:
370 Rp icon.png
Cost:
280 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods turret gun.png
safat12_turret_new_gun
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
360 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCGP800
Research:
480 Rp icon.png
Cost:
360 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Suspended armament

Number of setups5
List of setups
Setup 112 x 50 kg GP 50 bomb
Setup 212 x 100 kg GP 100T bomb
Setup 34 x 250 kg GP 250 bomb
Setup 42 x 500 kg GP 500 bomb
Setup 52 x 800 kg GP 800 bomb

The B.R.20M M1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 12 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs (600 kg total)
  • 12 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (1,200 kg total)
  • 4 x 250 kg GP 250 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 500 kg GP 500 bombs (1,000 kg total)
  • 2 x 800 kg GP 800 bombs (1,600 kg total)

Defensive armament

Turret12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun
Ammunition350 rounds
Fire rate701 shots/min
2 х Turret7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate900 shots/min

The B.R.20M M1 is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, dorsal turret (350 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, nose turret (500 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, ventral turret (500 rpg)

Usage in battles

The B.R.20M is an all-round medium bomber with a variety of bombs from 50 kg to 800 kg, making it potent against all manner of targets, even heavy tanks. It is not an attacker, so best not use it as one. Still, it is equally good at attacking tactical as well as strategic targets (just bring a friend as escort).

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good payload for its rank
  • Fast in a dive
  • Good pitch control
  • Good all around defences
  • Top gun is 12.7 mm, which is unique for rank

Cons:

  • Rolls very badly, poor yaw
  • Slow speed

History

Designed by Fiat's Celestino Rosatelli in the mid 1930s and first flying 10 February 1936, the "Bombardiere Rosatelli 20" (B.R.20) Cicogna (Stork) was an advanced design with a first for Italy all metal structure of duralumin. The fuselage was a space frame structure with the forward half covered in sheets of aluminum and the rear half fabric covering, including all the tail surfaces. The wing was all clad in metal, but the ailerons were also fabric covered. This may seem unusual compared to better known modern semi-monocoque structure, but it was a very common and effective design for the 1930s.

Typical with Italian aircraft was the retractable turrets and wind driven electrical turbine which was also retractable. The engines and propeller were domestic modifications of foreign makes, and the armament was Italian Breda-SAFAT machine guns in Breda designed turrets. Overall it proved to be a successful machine for the Italians and very competitive with foreign types then in service.

Early on it was earning awards for long distance and payload competitions and was an easy-to-fly stable platform. During the Spanish Civil War it did well with very few losses. This caught the attention of the Japanese Army, who had an urgent need for bombers, and the B.R.20 was chosen after a cursory review of other candidates. Eventually the Japanese purchased 82 fully equipped bombers, a huge purchase for the time. It served well in China, and was almost as good as the first of the Ki-21's, however the defending fighters were more numerous and better than in Spain and losses mounted.

After war in Europe broke out and France was defeated, Italy sent a contingent of B.R.20s with fighter escorts to attack England with Germany. There the age of the Cicogna was apparent as losses were extremely heavy. Not even 4 years old, these bombers where clearly vulnerable to and rapidly being outclassed by new aircraft like the Ju 88 and A-20. Unfortunately the Italians were slow to make a better replacement, and the B.R.20 had to soldier on.

For the last few years of Italian belligerence, the B.R.20 was used in less active theatres, avoiding strong defences and managing to eke out some success in the Mediterranean and East Europe until the Italians surrendered. After the Italian Armistice the 67 remaining aircraft were used for mundane duties and training. The last was retired in 1946, none were preserved, only dusty photos and a few scattered parts remain.

This model, the "M", was improved over the original with lightly longer nose, more powerful engines, and the top turret replacing the 7.7 mm with a single 12.7 mm retractable powered turret.

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Fiat Aviation (Fiat Aviazione)
Attacker  F.C.20 Bis
Fighters  CR.32 · CR.32 bis · CR.32 quater
  CR.42 · Marcolin's C.R.42 CN
  G.50 serie 2 · G.50 AS serie 7
  G.55 sottoserie 0 · G.55 serie 1 · G.55S
  G.56
Jet fighters  G.91 pre-serie · G.91 R/1 · G.91 YS
  ▄F-86K*
  ▄F-104G* · F-104S*
Bombers  B.R.20DR · B.R.20M M1
Export  J11
  ▀G.91 R/3 · ▀G.91 R/4 · G.91 R/4
Captured  ▀CR.42 · ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀G.50 serie 2 · ▀G.50 AS serie 7
  *Licensed
See also  North American Aviation · Lockheed Martin

Italy bombers
Fiat  B.R.20DR · B.R.20M M1
Savoia-Marchetti  S.81 · S.M.79 serie 1 · S.M.79 B · S.M.79 serie 8 · S.M.79 AS · S.M.79 bis/T.M
CANT  Z.1007 bis serie 3 · Z.1007 bis serie 5
Piaggio  P.108B serie 1 · P.108B serie 2
German  ▄Ju 87 R-2 · ▄Ju 87 D-3