The D.373 is a reserve French fighter with a battle rating of 1.0. It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France". The D.373 is the navalised version of the D.371, but otherwise is essentially the same aircraft.
The D.373 is a Rank I French fighter with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB).
| Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< ???||< ???||< ???||> ???|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|?,??? m||??? hp||?,??? hp|
Survivability and armour
- No armour plating
- No armour glazing
- Open cockpit
- Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
The D.373 is armed with:
- 4 x 7.5 mm Mle 33 machine guns (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
The four machine guns are arranged in bundles of two mounted in the wings. 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.373 is an easy target. Initial spawning into a map should lead a D.373 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
|Not controllable|| Controllable
|Controllable||Not controllable||Combined||Controllable||Not controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||Offensive 7 mm|
|III||Wings Repair||Engine||New 7 mm MGs|
Pros and cons
- Very maneuverable
- Difficult to stall
- Fast for an early high-wing monoplane
- Multi-role: turn fighter, energy fighter, boom & zoom
- Weak construction, vital equipment clustered on aircraft
- Open cockpit (easy to be pilot sniped)
- Fixed-extended landing gear
- Fuel tank is not self sealing
- Machine guns have a low fire rate compared to Russian ShKas
- Low ammunition compared to other aircraft such as the I-15
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|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|
|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|