BV 155 B-1

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BV 155 B-1
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BV 155 B-1
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Description

The BV 155 B-1 is a premium gift rank III German fighter with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/SB) and 3.7 (RB). It was introduced during Update "Danger Zone" as a reward for Battle Pass: Season VIII, "Field Testing".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 15 500 m695 km/h
Turn time17 s
Max altitude17 000 m
EngineDaimler-Benz DB-603U
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight4 t

The BV 155 B-1 has below average energy retention, diving speed and roll rate at altitude below 4.5 km, and it becomes more problematic if you don't have any energy left, making it harder to escape from a enemy with the upper hand or with a higher energy potential than you.

Characteristics Max speed
(km/h at 15,500 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 670 658 17000 18.1 18.8 11.5 11.5 350
Upgraded 722 695 16.3 17.2 16.7 13.8

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
730 360 438 409 260 ~10 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ > ___

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear360 km/h
  • 57 mm Bulletproof glass (60°), central pane of the windshield
  • 57 mm Bulletproof glass (18°), side panes of the windshield

The fuel tank is located in the enlarged wing spar.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB620 Sl icon.png
RB1 070 Sl icon.png
SB620 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts170 000 Sl icon.png
Aces500 Ge icon.png
Research Aces640 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 60 / 150 / 340 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 142 / 142 / 142 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Mods ammo.png
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Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
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Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
mk108_new_gun

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition75 rounds
Fire rate600 shots/min
Ammunition400 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min

The BV 155 B-1 is armed with:

  • 1 x 30 mm MK 108 cannon, nose-mounted (75 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)

Usage in battles

Realistic Battles:

The BV 155 B-1 has some similarity with the playstyle of the Ho 229 V3 and you may get familiar to it, you need to keep in mind that BV 155 needs energy to keep its good performance, but at the same time trying to maintain IAS low due its constant compression at high speeds, it means you have to maintain the altitude and energy all the time to avoid any enemy fighter getting the upper hand on you, which means you will have a hard time escaping from it (even bombers such as SB2C may catch you easily), as you bleed considerably in long dogfights and have below average diving speed, bad straight line acceleration and top speed at most common engagement altitudes (3 km and 5 km). But this plane can be very efficient when you get used to its BnZ and turn rate or bomber hunting capabilities (due its very reliable weaponry) while you don't let anyone dive on you and getting more energy.

Ideally, you should not commit to head-on engagements as your only protection is the 57 mm bulletproof glass of the windshield, which is completely inadequate against fighters equipped with cannons.

Enemy worth mentioning:

Ki-43-III otsu - It may outclimb the BV 155 at the beginning of a match and must be avoided if at higher altitude. This plane can rope-a-dope and outturn you, so proceed with caution.

Spitfires - Some spitfires may not seem a threat as they have a very lower performance at high altitude compared to yours, but as it can make you bleed your energy and after that accelerate to catch your tail, Spitfires need to have treated properly as dangerous enemies. BnZ is recommended and dogfights need to be avoided.

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Extremely impressive performance at any altitude if it has energy (can even outturn some turnfighters depending on the circumstance)
  • Has combat flaps to even faster turns
  • Very powerful cannons with effective belts against air targets that can rip apart large bombers
  • Decent climb rate that comes along with airspawn in RB

Cons:

  • Large wingspan makes you an easy target
  • Lacking of armour makes bomber hunting slightly harder
  • The engine tends to overheat too often if radiator is damaged
  • 2 out of 3 cannons are mounted in wings
  • Compresses past 700 km/h and doesn't have airbrakes
  • Poor flight performance at lower atltitudes

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


Blohm & Voss (Abteilung Flugzeugbau der Schiffswerft Blohm und Voß)
Interceptors  BV 155 B-1
Bombers  BV 138 C-1 · BV 238

Germany fighters
Heinkel 
He 51  He 51 A-1 · He 51 B-1 · He 51 B-2/H · He 51 C-1 · He 51 C-1/L
He 100  He 100 D-1
He 112  He 112 A-0 · He 112 B-0 · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · He 112 V-5
Messerschmitt 
Bf 109 (Jumo)  Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 B-1
Bf 109 (DB-601)  Bf 109 E-1 · Bf 109 E-3 · Bf 109 E-4 · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 F-1 · Bf 109 F-2 · Bf 109 F-4 · Bf 109 F-4/trop
Bf 109 (DB-605)  Bf 109 G-2/trop · Bf 109 G-2 · Bf 109 G-6 · Bf 109 G-10 · Bf 109 G-14 · Bf 109 K-4
Focke-Wulf 
Fw 190 (early)  Fw 190 A-1 · Fw 190 A-4 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5/U2 · Fw 190 A-8 · Fw 190 C
Fw 190 (late)  Fw 190 D-9 · Fw 190 D-12 · Fw 190 D-13
Ta 152  Ta 152 C-3 · Ta 152 H-1
Blohm & Voss 
BV 155  BV 155 B-1
  Foreign:
USA  ▀P-47D-16-RE · ▀P-47D
USSR  ▀La-5FN · ▀Yak-1B
Britain  ▀Tempest Mk V
Italy  ▀CR.42 · ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀G.50 serie 2 · ▀G.50 AS serie 7 · ▀C. 200 serie 3 · ▀C. 200 serie 7 · ▀C. 202
Finland  ▀Hawk H-75A-2

Germany premium aircraft
Fighters  He 51 B-2/H · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2 · Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 E-7/U2 · Bf 109 G-2 · BV 155 B-1 · Fw 190 C · Fw 190 D-13
  ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀Hawk H-75A-2 · ▀Yak-1B · ▀La-5FN · ▀P-47D-16-RE · ▀P-47D · ▀Tempest Mk V
Twin-engine fighters  Bf 109 Z-1 · Ju 388 J · Ta 154 A-1
Jet fighters  Sea Hawk Mk.100 · ▀G.91 R/4 · ▀MiG-21 SPS-K
Strike aircraft  Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · ▀IL-2 (1942) · Bf 110 C-6 · Do 335 B-2 · He 219 A-7
Bombers  Ar 196 A-3 · BV 238 · Fw 189 A-1 · Ju 87 R-2 Libya · Ju 288 C · ▀Wellington Mk Ic