M.D.452 IIC

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M.D.452 Mystere IIC pre-production
General characteristics
1 personCrew
10.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
SNECMA Atar 101D3Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1108 km/hStructural
450 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 30 mm DEFA 541 cannonWeapon 1
300 roundsAmmunition
1 200 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 1
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombSetup 2
38 x SNEB type 23 rocketSetup 3
99 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
390 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png11 000 / 14 927/8 300 / 11 263/2 600 / 3 528Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 800 Ge icon.pngAces
× (202) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 3.1 Sl icon.png× 2.5 Sl icon.png× 1.2 Sl icon.png
This page is about the French jet fighter M.D.452 IIC. For the other version, see M.D.452 IIA.


GarageImage M.D.452IIC.jpg

The M.D.452 Mystere IIC pre-production is a rank V French jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm".

General info

Flight Performance

The MD 452 IIc has very underwhelming performance. At a battle rating of 8.7, it doesn't stand much of a chance compared to other 8.7s like the Swift F7, MiG 15 Bis or the F86 A5 Sabre. The acceleration is sub-par and the top speed is ok for an 8.7 aircraft. Turning will lose a lot of energy and it's the last thing you want to do in the MD 452 IIc. However, the roll rate is exceptional and can almost be compared to the Sabres roll rate.

Max Speed (km/h at Sea level) Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
1,036 1,027 26.4 27.0 33.3 31.6 800
Max Speed
(km/h at Sea level)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ?  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.? 800


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
 ??? 445  ??? 11.5 3.7
Optimal velocities
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???

Survivability and armour

  • 40 mm Bulletproof glass in front of the pilot
  • 13.5 mm Steel plate around the bottom of the cockpit, front and rear
  • 13.5 mm Steel plate behind the pilot


Offensive armament

Main article: DEFA 541 (30 mm)

The M.D.452 IIC is armed with:

  • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 541 cannons, nose-mounted (150 RPG) = 300 total)

The two cannons are arranged in the belly portion of the fuselage exiting the aircraft just before the pilot's location. Each is armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that both guns will fire with each other until empty.

Suspended armament

The M.D.452 IIC 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
  • 38 x SNEB Type 23 rockets

Usage in battles

The M.D.452 IIC offers better ordinance than it's an earlier in-game variant, the IIA. This makes it more effective during tank realistic battle and allows use as a fighter-bomber in air realistic battles. It is generally more manoeuvrable than most other contemporary aircraft it faces, the only ones you would have a tough time turning with at this battle rating would be any of the Sabres. Since its roll rate is comparable to the Sabre's once the "New Boosters" modification is installed, it opens up the playing field a bit more.


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
IA Fuselage Repair Offensive 30 mm belts
II New Boosters/Compressor Air frame SBC-17 (500lb bombs) x2
III Wing Repair/Engine New 30 mm cannons/ LBC-25 (1000lb bombs x2
IV G-suit Cover Matra SNEB Rockets x38

Pros and cons


  • Excellent armament of 2 x 30 mm DEFA cannons (higher muzzle velocity and RoF than the ADEN cannon)
  • High roll rate, matches the Sabre's roll rate with "New boosters" modification installed
  • Good turn rate between 550 kph and 700 kph
  • Decent climb rate
  • Payloads can include bombs or rockets
  • More effective air brake than its predecessors
  • A lot of ammo for only 2 x 30 mm DEFA cannons
  • Guns being mounted under the nose makes it easy to head on planes upside down
  • DEFA cannons can easily down a plane with 4 or 5 HE rounds striking


  • Slow compared to other contemporary aircraft
  • Poor horizontal energy retention compared to its predecessors
  • Fragile; a few hits of enemy fire will make controlling the aircraft more difficult
  • Sub-par performance compared to other contemporary jets like the MiG-15 Bis and Swift F7


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See also

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