D.520

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D.520
d_520_france.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.7/3.0BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.3 tEmpty weight
2.8 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
11 200 mCeiling
sec20.6/20.6/20.0Turn Time
168 km/hStalling speed
Hispano-Suiza 12Y-45Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
800 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
20 mm Hispano 404 cannonWeapon 1
60 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
4 х 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gunWeapon 2
2 700 roundsAmmunition
1 350 shots/minFire rate
Economy
11 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
38 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 088 / 3 906/3 906 / 4 941/970 / 1 227Repair
11 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
38 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
250 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.24 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft D.520 in the French tree. For the version in the British tree, see D.520 (Great Britain)

Description

GarageImage D.520.jpg


The D.520 is a Rank III French fighter with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB) and 2.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

Due to the D.520's mediocre handling, each scenario must be exploited to the best for the maximum efficiency from the plane. However, maintaining a high speed with the aircraft is essential to do well in common dog-fighting tactics such as Boom & Zoom and Turn & Burn.

General info

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
 ?  ? 11,200  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 300
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
572 550 11,200 18.7 20.0 15.7 10.0 300

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
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

  • 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of pilot.
  • 8 mm Steel plate behind pilot.
  • 3 mm Steel box behind pilot's head.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The D.520 is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon (60 rpg = 60 total)
  • 4 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine guns (675 rpg = 2,700 total)


Usage in the battles

The main purpose of the D.520 is the role of an interceptor/fighter. It has no bomb-capacity and thus stands limited to aerial combat. In this respect there are a few things to consider, first and foremost that this is a fighter that does not do great away from a squad. It has mediocre flight characteristics as far as speed, climb and turn is concerned. It is however quite well armoured to compensate for such, meaning that it will stay air-worthy where other aircraft would crash, and instead stands a fighter which is effective in engagements where it has support to rely on. Without such support, it is a very situational plane which can engage certain enemies depending on advantage in altitude, speed, or sometimes even a turning radius. It has a respectable armament of one powerful Hispano 20 mm cannon with a very limited ammunition load (60 rounds), and four 7.5 mm guns with a good deal of ammunition which makes it competitive in realistic battles. It's strong airframe is able to withstand significant wind resistance making it potent in a longer dive. Despite it's limited attributes it handles fairly comfortably and thus can be a real asset to a pilot which employs situational awareness combined with an in depth understanding of the enemy aircraft he will choose to either engage or avoid. It has a potent incendiary tracer round for it's machine guns and the Hispano makes it pack a fairly significant punch despite it's limited cannon ammunition. The D.520 is best considered a heavier single-seat fighter aircraft which can out-endure other enemy squads due to it's armour, but not out-turn, out-run, out-gun many other types of aircraft on it's own rank.

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 7 mm MGs
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm Cannons

Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • Powerful 20mm cannon
  • Good fighter armament
  • Plenty of ammo for the machine-guns
  • Very incendiary ammunition for its tracer ammunition.
  • Fairly good armour

Cons:

  • Very little ammo for the 20mm cannon (60 rounds)
  • Relatively poor rate of climb
  • Very situational aircraft.
  • Takes a lot of machine gun rounds to shoot down a enemy plane when you run out of cannon ammo.

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