M.B.174A-3

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M.B.174A-3
mb_174_a3.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/2.7/2.7BR
3 peopleCrew
5.1 tEmpty weight
7.2 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 300 mCeiling
sec15.8/15.8/15.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
2 х Gnome Rhone 14N-48Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
680 km/hStructural
280 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gunWeapon 1
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 350 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
3 х 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gunTurret
1 500 roundsAmmunition
1 350 shots/minFire rate
2 х 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gunTurret
800 roundsAmmunition
1 350 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
8 х 50 kg G.A.M.Mn 50Setup 1
1 х 500 kg No.2Setup 2
Economy
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 080 / 2 618/1 152 / 1 450/980 / 1 233Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.18 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage M.B.174A-3.jpg


The M.B.174A-3 is a Rank II French frontline bomber with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

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
 ?  ?  ?,000  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
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
 ?  ?  ?,000  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.?  ?

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
+ -
 ???  ???  ??? ~?? ~?
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

  • 8 mm Steel plate behind the pilot's head.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)

The M.B.174A-3 is armed with:

  • 2 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine guns (600 RPG = 1,000 total)

The two machine guns are arranged with one mounted in each wing. Each is armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.

Suspended armament

The M.B.174A-3 suspended armament configurations can include:

  • 8 x 50 kg G.A.M.Mn 50 bombs (bomb bay)
  • 1 x 500 kg №.2 bomb (external fuselage pylon)

Defensive armament

Main article: MAC 1934 (7.5 mm)

The M.B.174A-3 defensive weapons include:

  • 2 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, dorsal turret (400 RPG = 800 total)
  • 3 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine gun, ventral turret (500 RPG = 1,500 total)

Usage in the battles

M.B.174 is rather maneuverable flying in a straight line since the aircraft can roll pretty well and has acceptable elevator motion. When in a combat situation, this changes considerable as the plane is difficult to handle in dives and turns. Trying to approach a bombing target in a diving turn, the M.B.174 is very slow to turn around and the bow keeps pointing way off the line of flight. Even using full rudder control, the bow of the plane just does not follow the turn, making it likely that the bombs will miss their target.

The 50 kg bombs are not effective against any ground targets so it is imperative to research the heavier loads immediately. In attack mode, the 7.5 mm MG don't make much of a dent on enemies, and since ammo runs out quickly, any attack must be carefully planned. In addition, the M.B.174 does not conserve energy well and trying to climb will reduce speed to under 200 km/h, in which case the pilot can expect to be toasted if there are enemies anywhere in the vicinity.

Tactics should be focused on bombing ground targets with a straight line approach and a clear exit away from the enemy. Attacking bombers at higher altitude is not advisable. Fighters busy in turn fights can be attacked if you have an altitude advantage and a line of exit.

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
IA
II
III
IV

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Extremely maneuverable for a bomber.
  • Has offensive armament, though weak, many bombers cannot say the same.

Cons:

  • Extremely weak payload.
  • Poor defensive armament.
  • Poor acceleration.
  • Need to use rudder heavily in diving turns.

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France bombers
Farman  F.222.2 · N.C.223.3
Potez  Potez 633
Liore et Olivier  LeO 451 early · LeO 451 late
Bloch  M.B.174A-3 · M.B.162 · M.B.175T
American  V-156-F · Martin 167-A3 · ▄A-35B · ▄SB2C-5 Helldiver · ▄PB4Y-2 Privateer
Attackers  ▄AD-4 Skyraider