M.D.450B Ouragan

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M.D.450B Ouragan
General characteristics
1 personCrew
4.8 tEmpty weight
8.4 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
12 000 mCeiling
sec20.7/20.7/0.0Turn Time
146 km/hStalling speed
Rolls-Royce Nene-Mk.104Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1 030 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm M50 cannonWeapon 1
500 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 1
2 х 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombSetup 2
8 х T10 140 rocket
8 х T10 140 rocket
Setup 3
8 х T10 151 rocket
8 х T10 151 rocket
Setup 4
99 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
390 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5 600 / 7 492/7 900 / 10 570/2 400 / 3 211Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 800 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.02 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
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 in the garage

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 .

General info

Flight Performance

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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Rate of climb
Take-off run
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Max Speed
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Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
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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 velocities
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Compressor (RB/SB)
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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.


Main article: M50 (20 mm)

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.

Suspended armament

The M.D.450B Ouragan utilize external pylons to carry various configurations of:

  • None
  • 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

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Automatic pitch
Controllable Not controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry

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


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See also

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Other countries  ▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900