D.371

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D.371
d_371.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
1.4 tEmpty weight
1.9 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 000 mCeiling
sec20.6/20.6/20.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Gnome Rhone 14KfsEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
560 km/hStructural
560 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gunWeapon 1
1 200 roundsAmmunition
1 350 shots/minFire rate
Economy
freeResearch
freePurchase
freeRepair
freeCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
10 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft D.371. For the 20 mm armed version, see D.371 H.S.9

Description

GarageImage D371.jpg


The D.371 is a Rank I French fighter with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
374 361 9 000 13.9 14.4 9.7 9.7 232
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
412 393 9 000 12.7 13.0 27.4 14.2 232

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
560 560 X ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 280 < 360 < 260 > 210
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,825 m 880 hp 1,023 hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Open cockpit
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)

The D.371 is armed with:

  • 4 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine guns (300 RPG = 1,200 total)

Each of the four machine guns is bundled into groups of two and mounted to the underside of the upper wing. Each machine gun is outfitted with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.

Usage in the battles

Maintaining speed with this aircraft is a must as a slow D.371 is an easy target. Initial spawning into a map should lead a D.371 pilot to climb and gain altitude. Having an altitude advantage will set you up in a position of power over most other pilots upon reaching the combat area as you will select which enemy plane to dive on and attack. With a diving attack, you will gain speed which will allow you to quickly gain on the enemy aircraft fire off a burst of rounds and then climb back up for altitude. If you decide to tail an enemy plane after a dive, you will risk bleeding off your energy. When attacking an enemy plane, attempt to attack when you see the greatest surface area of the fuselage and wings. If tailing a fighter, wait for them to turn or pull-up to expose the most surface area. When turn fighting or looping, utilise your rudder to sharpen your turning ability.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Automatic pitch
Controllable Not controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7mm MGs
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Recommendation:
Upgrading the machine guns will unlock more ammunition options increasing lethality of this aircraft. Focusing on engine and engine component upgrades will increase speed and climb rate giving you an advantage over slower or stock aircraft. Survivability upgrades will increase the toughness of your aircraft allowing it to absorb more damage before being critically damaged usually.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very manoeuvrable
  • Difficult to stall
  • Fast for an early high-wing monoplane
  • Multi-role: turn fighter, energy fighter, Boom & Zoom

Cons:

  • Weak construction, vital equipment clustered on the plane
  • Open cockpit (easy to be pilot sniped)
  • Fixed-extended landing gear
  • Fuel tank situated between engine and pilot
  • Fuel tank is not self-sealing

History

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France fighters
Dewoitine  D.371 · D.371 H.S.9 · D.373 · D.500 · D.501 · Pallier's D.510 · D.520
Morane-Saulnier  M.S.405C1 · M.S.406C1 · M.S.410
Arsenal  V.G.33C-1
Bloch  M.B.157
Caudron  C.R.714
Twin-engine  Potez 630 · Potez 631 · S.O.8000 Narval
American  H-75A-1 · H-75A-4 · ▄F6F-5 Hellcat · ▄F6F-5N · ▄P-63C-5 Kingcobra · F4U-7 Corsair · ▄F8F-1B Bearcat
Other countries  ▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900