BR.20 DR

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BR.20 DR
General characteristics
5 peopleCrew
6.8 tEmpty weight
13.8 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
7 000 mCeiling
sec33.5/33.5/30.0Turn Time
176 km/hStalling speed
2 х Fiat A80 RC.41Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
675 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Defensive armament
7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun2 х Turret
500 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
2 х 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunTurret
1 000 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
12 х 50 kg GP 50 bombSetup 1
12 х 100 kg GP 100 bombSetup 2
4 х 250 kg GP 250 bombSetup 3
2 х 500 kg GP 500 bombSetup 4
2 х 800 kg GP 800 bombSetup 5
4 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
2 100 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png960 / 1 198/1 602 / 1 999/360 / 449Repair
600 Sl icon.pngCrew training
2 100 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle


GarageImage BR.20DR.jpg

The BR.20 DR is a rank I Italian bomber with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica" alongside the initial Italian aviation tree.

The BR.20 has a superb bomb load and is quite strong, being able to soak up a bit more damage than other comparable bombers. The defensive armament has excellent coverage, however the dorsal gunner is quite exposed and commonly gets hit in combat. It not only looks but also flies like a brick, this is a very slow plane and in Arcade and Realistic battles, because these game modes are so short, by the time you reach your bombing target the match may already be almost over! The BR.20 is still however quite a treat to fly and is stable and well suited to Simulator.

Another very interesting strategy the BR.20 DR is capable of is ironically, attacking other bombers. When the top & front gunner are pointed forward, the combined firepower of three 7.7 machineguns makes for a nasty surprise, especially if loaded with the AP-I belt!

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.

Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
411 398 7 000 32.1 33.5 2.3 2.3 750
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
452 430 7 000 30.0 31.0 7.4 4.6 750


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
675 310 480 ~5 ~3
Optimal velocities
< 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

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.


Suspended armament

The BR.20 DR 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

Main article: Breda-SAFAT (7.7 mm)

The BR.20 DR is defended by:

  • 2 x 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, dorsal turret (500 rpg = 1,000 total)
  • 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

While bombing, this is an excellent aircraft for flying in formation as course and speed are easily maintained and controlled.

Manual Engine Control

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Turret 7 mm MCSAP100
II Compressor Airframe MCGP250
III Wings repair Engine New 7 mm MGs (turret) MCRO500
IV Engine injection Cover MCGP800

Pros and cons


  • Good payload for its rank
  • Fast in a dive
  • Pitches very well
  • Combination of roof & front turret and high spawn can easily disable enemy bombers


  • Rolls very badly, poor yaw
  • Slow speed


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See also

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Italy bombers
Fiat  BR.20 DR
Savoia-Marchetti  S.81 · S.M.79 Sparviero serie 1 (1936) · S.M.79 Sparviero B (1936) · S.M.79 Sparviero serie 8 (1939) · S.M.79 Sparviero AS (1941) · S.M.79 Sparviero bis/T.M (1943)
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