H-75A-1

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H-75A-1
h-75a-1_france.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.7/1.7/1.3BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.1 tEmpty weight
2.7 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
9 555 mCeiling
sec18.2/18.2/17.3Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Pratt & Whitney R-1830-17Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
681 km/hStructural
290 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 7.5 mm Fabrique Nationale Mle 38 machine gunWeapon 1
2 200 roundsAmmunition
1 001 shots/minFire rate
Economy
2 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png460 / 574/450 / 561/120 / 149Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft H-75A-1. For other uses, see P-36 (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage H75A1.jpg


The H-75A-1 is a Rank I French fighter with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB) and 1.7 (RB/SB).. It was introduced in Update 1.75 "La Résistance".

The H-75 is an all-round very effective fighter in War Thunder. It has an excellent turn rate and its top speed of 560 km/h at low altitude is very impressive, as it can outrun most of its competitors. Its fiercest opponent is the Bf 109, against which it loses most notably in the climbing department. To survive against these in realistic battles and simulator battles, it is important not to use WEP outside of combat, as whereas WEP itself is infinite, the plane's cooling capacity is not – attentive pilots will notice that it decreases with time if they push WEP too hard — at the beginning of a fly out, the H-75 A-1's engine will only show signs of overheating at 235ºC(455ºF), whereas after pushing WEP too hard, the engine will begin to struggle at 225ºC. Engine management is as such one of the crucial skills for mastering this plane. With the engine weakened from overheating, a player will find it hard to beat a Bf 109 if in an energy disadvantage. With a healthier engine, the pilot can keep the engine roaring at full power so as to endure sustained maneuvering without eventually stalling and dropping like a rotten apple from a tree.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
535 523 9,555 22.0 22.2 7.6 7.6 343
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
585 560 9,555 20.4 21.0 17.6 10.6 343

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
+ -
~710 ~340 ~500 ~?? ~?
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

  • 9.5 mm steel plate behind the pilot.

Armaments

Offensive armament

The H-75A-1 is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.5 mm Mle 38 machine guns (600 rpg = 1,200 total)
  • 2 x 7.5 mm Mle 38 machine guns (500 rpg = 1,000 total)

The four machine guns are arranged with two wing-mounted and the other two mounted in the nose of the aircraft. The wing mounted and nose mounted guns have differing amounts of ammunitions, which means that the nose guns will continue to fire after the wing mounted guns become empty.


Usage in the battles

Its quick firing streams of low-calibre bullets are not to be underestimated, especially given the agility of the plane, as it is easy to get critical bursts of bullets into vital parts of the enemy's vehicle. In general, what it can't outrun it can out-turn, which means that it will be very hard for enemies to shake it off once it gets on their tail. Do mind that to not engage fighters head-on, as the wing-mounted, low calibre weapons aren't well suited for that sort of engagement. Exceptions include particularly vulnerable and poorly armed fighters, such as most Biplanes. With bombers, the story is different, engaging them head-on and firing at the cockpit is a good way to score a pilot snipe.

That it can out-turn many planes is not an excuse to engage in fancy maneuvers whenever the chance presents itself — even the best turner will tire itself out and become easy prey if it doesn't watch its speed and altitude. Be clever with who to engage — if faced with two well turning fighters like the CR.42 and one fast fighter like the He 100 D-1, engage the faster one first so that the H-75A-1 don't end up sandwiched between an aircraft that can out-turn it and an aircraft that can outrun it. This is of course not a rule set in stone, but these are the decisions that should be consciously assessed before engaging. If thinking through these decisions rationally and with a cool-head (who to engage, climbing, diving, or going in a straight line, etc.) a pilot could see the great potential of this aircraft.

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
II
III
IV

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great armament for its rank
  • Good maneuverability for a monoplane
  • Very fast for its BR

Cons:

  • Hard to control at high speeds
  • Engine is rather fragile
  • Will face biplanes which nullify its good maneuverability

History

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Read also

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Sources

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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