M.D.450B Ouragan

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This page is about the French jet fighter M.D.450B Ouragan. For the "Barougan", see M.D.450B Barougan.
M.D.450B Ouragan
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M.D.450B Ouragan
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Description

The M.D.450B Ouragan is a rank V French jet fighter with a battle rating of 7.3 (AB) and 7.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 0 m942 km/h
Turn time24 s
Max altitude12 000 m
EngineRolls-Royce Nene-Mk.104
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight8 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 899 871 12000 25.4 25.9 23.1 21.9 700
Upgraded 962 942 23.1 24.0 35.5 28.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1030 450 627 598 450 ~10 ~5
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 600 < 700 < 680 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Rolls-Royce Nene-Mk.104 1 4,750 kg 252 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 33m fuel
1,050 kg Centrifugal-flow turbojet 5,109 kg 5,468 kg 5,826 kg 5,934 kg 8,420 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 10m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 33m fuel MTOW
Stationary 2,079 kgf N/A 0.41 0.38 0.36 0.35 0.25
Optimal 2,079 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.41 0.38 0.36 0.35 0.25

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural1 030 km/h
Gear450 km/h
  • 40 mm Bulletproof glass in cockpit front.
  • 13.5 mm Steel plate in the nose.
  • 13.5 mm Steel plates behind the pilot.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 850 → 2 478 Sl icon.png
RB9 600 → 12 863 Sl icon.png
SB4 940 → 6 619 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications82 900 Rp icon.png
134 600 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 000 Ge icon.png
Crew training78 000 Sl icon.png
Experts270 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 500 Ge icon.png
Research Aces670 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 350 / 420 % Sl icon.png
190 / 190 / 190 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
8 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
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New boosters
Research:
3 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
3 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Wings repair
Research:
5 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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G-suit
Research:
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Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
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Cost:
6 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
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Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
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hispano_belt_pack
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
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FMBC mk.1
Research:
3 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Matra T10 140
Research:
3 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 000 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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hispano_mk5_new_gun
Research:
5 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Matra T10 151
Research:
5 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 400 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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LBC-25
Research:
9 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 14 x 20 mm M50 cannon
Ammunition500 rounds
Fire rate750 shots/min
Main article: M50 (20 mm)

The M.D.450B Ouragan is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm M50 cannons, chin-mounted (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.

Suspended armament

Number of setups4
List of setups
Setup 12 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 22 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bomb
Setup 38 x T10 140 rocket
8 x T10 140 rocket
Setup 48 x T10 151 rocket
8 x T10 151 rocket

The M.D.450B Ouragan can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 16 x T10 140 rockets
  • 16 x T10 151 rockets

Usage in battles

The usual strategy for the M.D.450B Ouragan is to play as a Boom & Zoom aircraft. It retains energy in vertical turns and can perform "BnZ" manoeuvres well. When you takeoff, it is recommended to gain speed immediately. After gaining speed, you can side-climb up to 2,500 - 3,000 m then head to the centre of the battlefield. When you're finally in the centre, you will have already gained significant speed by accelerating. Then you can commence Boom & Zoom tactics. This strategy goes as follows: Dive, engage, zoom up to 2,500 - 3,000 m, loop around, look for a suitable target, rinse and repeat. If you find yourself in a bad situation where you cannot use the recommended tactics, then your last resort option would be to turn. Beware that this bleeds a lot of speed and usually results in the M.D.450 becoming an easy target.

If this is your first jet, the most important thing to understand is that keeping your speed is vital in most jet engagements. By turning in big, wide circles and not attempting any speed-bleeding manoeuvres just to get a quick potential shot on target, you can excel in jet combat.

As the main role of the Ouragan is as a fighter aircraft, taking secondary loadouts to ground pound at the start of jet matches in air realistic battles is not recommended.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good manoeuvrability, especially between 500 km/h and 600 km/h
  • Good roll rate
  • Nose-mounted guns
  • Does not compress much below 900 km/h
  • Down-tiered often, very capable aircraft against lower-ranked aircraft
  • Strong and effective flaps
  • 20 mm M50 cannons excel with Air Targets belt
  • Easy to fly and land with a ripped wingtip

Cons:

  • Stock performance is lacking
  • Wingtips rip easily in a dive
  • Slow compared to contemporaries
  • Extremely heavy compression above 970 km/h
  • Poor acceleration
  • 20 mm M50 cannons tend to spark and are less effective with Default belts

History

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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External links


Marcel Bloch Aviation Society* (Société des Avions Marcel Bloch)
Fighters  M.B.152C1 · M.B.157
Bombers  M.B.162 · M.B.174A-3 · M.B.175T
Jet fighters  M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.450B Ouragan
  M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Mystere IVA · Super Mystere B2
  Etendard IVM
  Mirage IIIC · Mirage IIIE
  * Marcel Bloch changed his last name to Dassault and the company name changed to Avions Marcel Dassault or Marcel Dassault Aircraft in 1947.

France jet aircraft
Fighters  M.D.450B Ouragan · M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Mystere IVA · Super Mystere B2 · Mirage IIIC · Mirage IIIE
  ▄F-86K · ▄F-100D · ▄F-8E(FN)
Strike aircraft  Etendard IVM · ▄F-84F · F-84F · ▄F-84G-26-RE · Jaguar A
Bombers  S.O.4050 Vautour IIA · Vautour IIA IDF/AF · S.O.4050 Vautour IIB