D.371 H.S.9

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D.371 H.S.9
d_371_hs9.png
Cockpit
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.3/1.3/1.3BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
1.5 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
2 х 20 mm Hispano HS.9 cannonWeapon 1
60 roundsAmmunition
401 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png1 240/1 431/650Repair
450 Sl icon.pngCrew training
3 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft D.371 H.S.9. For the reserve aircraft, see D.371

Description

GargeImage D371HS9.jpg


The D.371 H.S.9 is a gift Rank I French fighter with a battle rating of 1.3 (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
379 372 9,000  ?  ? 7.7 9.7 150
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 9,000 20 20.6  ?  ? 150

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 front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Hispano HS.9 (20 mm)

The D.371 HS.9 is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm HS.9 cannons (30 rpg = 60 total)

Both cannons are mounted in the wing almost centrally in-line with the fuselage. Each are armed 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. This will give you an advantage 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, utilize 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

As a gift vehicle, this aircraft comes fully modified.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very maneuverable
  • Roll rate is above average
  • Adequate climb rate for a rank I fighter
  • A smaller target compared to most biplanes
  • 2 x 20 mm Hispano cannon
  • Effective against bombers
  • Use stealth belt against biplanes with devastating results

Cons:

  • Most rivals are faster at this point
  • Out-turned by biplanes
  • Continuous firing of cannons results in aircraft pulling up
  • Weak structure

History

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Media

War Thunder News - October 11, 2017 - Dewoitine D.371: Aerial Trickster

Read also

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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