8 x T10 140 rocketSetup 3
8 x T10 151 rocketSetup 4
|This page is about the French jet fighter M.D.450B Ouragan. For the "Barougan", see M.D.450B Barougan.|
The M.D.450B Ouragan is a rank V French jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".
The M.D.450B Ouragan is a French jet fighter located at the fighter line in the French tech tree at a battle rating of 8.0. It is the first unlockable jet as you go down the Fighter line in the French tech tree.
The main role of the Ouragan is as a fighter aircraft. Avoid loading any secondary loadout on it as ground pounding at the start of jet matches in air realistic battles is a bad idea .
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
| Max Speed
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| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
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|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|
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|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
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Survivability and armour
- 40 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
- 13.5 mm Steel plate in the nose.
- 13.5 mm Steel plates behind the pilot.
The M.D.450B Ouragan is armed with:
- 4 x 20 mm M50 cannons (125 RPG = 500 total)
The four machine guns are clustered on the underside of the fuselage, directly below the pilot. Each are armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.
The M.D.450B Ouragan utilize external pylons to carry various configurations of:
- 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
- 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs
- 16 x T10 140 rockets
- 16 x T10 151 rockets
Usage in battles
The M.D.450B Ouragan is mainly a Boom & Zoom aircraft. It retains in vertical turns and Boom & Zoom manoeuvres well. When you takeoff, gain speed. After gaining speed, you side-climb up to 2,500 - 3,000 meters then head to the centre. When you're finally in the centre, you've already gained speed by accelerating. Then, you commence Boom & Zoom tactics. Dive, engage, zoom up to 2,500 - 3,000 meters, loop around, look for a suitable target, rinse and repeat. If you find yourself in a bad situation where you cannot use Boom & Zoom tactics, then your last resort would be turning as this bleeds speed and causes the M.D.450 to be an easy target.
Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable|| Controllable
|Controllable||Not controllable||Combined||Controllable||Not controllable|
Pros and cons
- Good manoeuvrability, especially between 500 kph and 600 kph
- Good roll rate
- Nose-mounted guns
- Does not compress much below 900 kph
- Down-tiered often, very capable aircraft against lower-ranked aircraft
- Strong and effective flaps
- M50 20 mm cannons excel with "Air Targets" belts
- Easy to fly and land with a ripped wingtip
- Stock performance is lacking
- Wingtips rip easily in a dive
- Slow compared to contemporaries
- Extremely heavy compression above 970kmh
- Poor acceleration
- M50 20 mm cannons tend to "spark" and are less effective with "Default" ammo belts, "Air Targets" belts have no tracers
French aircraft designer and Resistance fighter Marcel Bloch's aim when the war ended was to put France's aeronautical industry back on the map and reduce dependence on foreign aircraft for L'Armee de l'Air. The M.D. 450 Ouragan (Hurricane) was the first jet fighter to be completely designed and manufactured in France. In total 350 were built for French service, 104 for the Indian Air Force, and 12 for the Israelis. Entering service in 1952, it was a front-line fighter until the swept-wing Mystere arrived in 1955, and continued in operational service in France until the mid-1960s, after 1961 as training aircraft.
Bloch's company Dassault started prototype construction in April 1948, two months before the French government agreed to authorize development. The first flight of the prototype was in February, 1949. The jet combined American ideas on jet manufacture with a British Nene engine license-built by Hispano-Suiza. It had a reputation as a strong climber with excellent handling characteristics, and a stable firing platform. It was the official jet of the French aerobatic team for two years. Production for the Armee de l'Air ran from 1951 to 1954, who used it to replace their British Vampires. The Indians called it the Toofani (Hurricane), with production of their order beginning in 1953. The Israelis received their initial 12 in 1955; they later augmented this by buying another 40 of the French Ouragans after they left active service. In operation service it was used as a fighter-bomber as well as in straight fighter roles.
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