|This page is about the French jet fighter M.D.452 IIC. For the other version, see M.D.452 IIA.|
The M.D.452 Mystere IIC pre-production is a rank V French jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB) and 9.0 (SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm".
Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.
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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
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.
The M.D.452 IIC 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
- 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 in 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.
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 airbrake than its predecessors
- 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
- Low ammo amount; ammo trigger discipline is required
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