D.373

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D.373
d_373.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
1 personCrew
1.7 tEmpty weight
2.2 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 500 mCeiling
sec20.6/20.6/20.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Gnome Rhone 14KfsEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
630 km/hStructural
630 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 7.5 mm Mle 33 machine gunWeapon 1
1 200 roundsAmmunition
1 001 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

Description

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.

General info

Flight Performance

GarageImage D.373.jpg


The D.373 is a Rank I French fighter with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB).

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
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
 ?  ? 9,500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 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
428 411 9,500 15.2 16.0 29.4 15.7 150

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
 ???  ???  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
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)

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Darne 1933 (7.5 mm)

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

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
III Wings Repair Engine New 7 mm MGs
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very maneuverable
  • 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 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

History

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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