M.D.450B Ouragan (Israel)

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This page is about the jet fighter M.D.450B Ouragan (Israel). For the French version, see M.D.450B Ouragan.
M.D.450B Ouragan
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M.D.450B Ouragan
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Description

With tensions rising in the Arab world, Israel was looking for a new, advanced fighter. After multiple failed deals with the F-86 and F-84, France took the initiative to sell their jets. At first, Israel was set on receiving the new Mystere IV and Mystere II but testing revealed numerous issues with the Mysteres. They were to be grounded until the problems were remedied. As a stop-gap measure, France sent 12 M.D.450 Ouragans to Israel. Although Israel soon received the Mystere IV, they still continued to successfully use the Ouragan as a support fighter and ground striker. Ouragans served well into the 1970s until they were replaced by more superior aircraft; some being sold to El Salvador.

Introduced in Update "Winged Lions", the M.D.450B Ouragan is a fairly versatile fighter. The Ouragan has average performance. With a top speed of only 942 km/h (585 mph) and decent acceleration, it struggles to outrun and catch up to enemy fighters. It also has a structural speed limit of 1,030 km/h (640 mph) which is sufficient for jet battles but players should be wary of initiating aggressive dives. The Ouragan can also turn quite well thanks to its wing design and has good manoeuvring energy retention. As for ground ordnance, the Ouragan can carry rockets and a variety of bombs. Overall, the M.D.450B Ouragan is a capable fighter and ground striker in many aspects.

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

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Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 477 → 4 659 Sl icon.png
RB9 539 → 12 782 Sl icon.png
SB12 734 → 17 063 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications80 100 Rp icon.png
129 600 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
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190 / 190 / 190 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
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Cover
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Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: M50 (20 mm)

The M.D.450B Ouragan (Israel) is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm M50 cannons, nose-mounted (125 rpg = 500 total)

Suspended armament

The M.D.450B Ouragan (Israel) 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 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 16 x T10 140 rockets
  • 16 x T10 151 rockets
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 8 x T10 140 rockets (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs + 8 x T10 151 rockets (1,000 lb total)
  • 2 x Mk.2 incendiary bombs

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Excellent handling and manoeuvrability at low speeds
  • Good roll rate against common foes like the F2H2 and F-89s
  • Decent ammo capacity for its BR (125 rpg)
  • Very good energy retention when turning

Cons:

  • Weak engine with mediocre acceleration
  • Lacks vertical manoeuvrability
  • Inadequate damage output for the 20 mm cannons
  • Very high compression at ~900 km/h

History

During the mid-1950s, Israel was keen to procure new fighter jets as tensions were rising between Israel's Arab neighbors. Israel looked at multiple jets such as the F-86 and F-84 but those deals fell through due to Arab involvement. France was the only country willing to sell jets to Israel, so Israel made a deal with France to acquire multiple Mystere IIs and 15 Mystere IVAs in July of 1954. However, this deal fell through due to performance issues with the Mystere II and problems with the Mystere IVA delayed transfers to the IAF. Israel acquired 12 M.D. 450 Ouragans as a stop-gap until the Mystere IVA was ready.

The Mystere IVA was sent to Israel in April of 1956 and replaced the Ouragan as a first-line fighter. This didn't stop the use of Ouragans during the Suez Crisis where the Ouragan acquired its first air kill against a Vampire and was used as a ground striker. The Ouragan proved to be a formidable ground striker due to its capable loadout of bombs and rockets. In one instance, the Egyptian destroyer, Ibrahim el Awal, sailed undetected to Israel's only seaport and began shelling the city of Haifa. 2 M.D. 450s were dispatched and they successfully disabled the ship, forcing its surrender. After the war, Israel obtained more Ouragans and continued using them as a ground attacker up until 1970 when the Ouragans were transferred for pilot training. In 1973, the Ouragans were phased out of service with 18 Ouragans being sold to the El Salvadorian Air Force. 

The M.D. 450 Ouragan proved to be a very good asset in Israeli hands with multiple air-to-air kills, even downing a MiG-21, and very proficient in ground strikes. A high-ranking IAF official later said, "The Ouragan was a much better aeroplane than had been thought."

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Dassault Aviation
WW2
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Bombers  M.B.162 · M.B.174A-3 · M.B.175T
Jet Aircraft 
M.D 450  M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.450B Ouragan
Mystère  M.D.452 IIA · M.D.452 IIC · Mystere IVA
Super Mystère  Super Mystere B2
Étendard  Etendard IVM
Super Étendard  Super Etendard
Mirage 
Mirage III  Mirage IIIC · Mirage IIIE · Milan
Mirage V  Mirage 5F
Mirage F1  Mirage F1C · Mirage F1C-200 · Mirage F1CT
Mirage 2000  Mirage 2000-5F · Mirage 2000C-S4 · Mirage 2000C-S5 · Mirage 2000D-R1
Mirage 4000  Mirage 4000
Export 
M.D 450  M.D.450B Ouragan
Mystere  Mystere IVA
Super Mystère  Sambad · Sa'ar**
Mirage  Shahak
  *The company was named "Société des Avions Marcel Bloch" before being renamed in 1947
  **Israeli Super Mystère refitted with new avionics and an American engine

Israel jet aircraft
  Kfir Canard · Kfir C.2 · Kfir C.7 · Nesher
Britain 
Meteor  Meteor NF.13 · Meteor F.8
France 
Vautour  Vautour IIA · Vautour IIN
Super Mystere  Sambad · Sa'ar
Mirage III  Shahak
Other  M.D.450B Ouragan · Mystere IVA
USA 
F-84  F-84F
A-4  A-4H · A-4E Early (M) · A-4E · Ayit
F-4  Kurnass · Kurnass 2000
F-15  Baz
F-16  Netz · Barak II