P.108A serie 2

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P.108A serie 2
General characteristics
8 peopleCrew
27.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
0 mCeiling
4 х Piaggio P.XII RC.35Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
515 km/hStructural
290 km/hGear
Offensive armament
102 mm 102/35 mod 14 cannonWeapon 1
50 roundsAmmunition
18 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun2 х Turret
600 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunTurret
450 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun2 х Turret
400 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
18000 Rp icon.pngResearch
77000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png510 / 796/560 / 874/580 / 905Repair
22000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
77000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
136 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
0 % Sl icon.png0 % Sl icon.png0 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Italian attacker P.108A serie 2. For the bombers, see P.108B serie 1 and P.108B serie 2.


GarageImage P.108A serie 2.jpg

The P.108A serie 2 is a rank III Italian attacker with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB), 3.3 (RB), and 3.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica". It features a 102 mm cannon in its fuselage, one of the largest armament placed onto an aircraft.

The P.108A serie 2 is your normal P.108, but with a 102 mm anti-shipping gun containing 50 rounds. In saying that, you're basically an over-sized Hs 129 or PBJ-1H. The main reason for not seeing the aircraft on Air AB, RB or even Sim is due to the fact the plane is demanding on takeoff due to its low horsepower engines and will not take off if combat flaps or take-off flaps are down (if you don't, it's going to be quite hard to take off). The defensive weaponry is decent for its battle rating but will not survive if it get uptiered to 4.3.

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.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,049 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 426 412 0 32.5 34.1 6.0 5.9 750
Upgraded 464 444 29.6 31.0 9.8 7.7


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
515 290 400 400 249 ~3 ~2

Survivability and armour

  • 8 mm Steel - Cockpit armour - instrument panel, pilot's seat, co-pilot's seat and floor plate below pilot
  • 8 mm Steel - Armour plate protecting ammo located in wings
  • 8 mm Steel - Side gunner armoured walls
  • 8 mm Steel - Ventral gunner position
  • Fuel tanks located in wings


Offensive armament

The P.108A serie 2 is armed with:

  • 1 x 102 mm 102/35 mod 14 cannon, nose-mounted (50 rpg)

Defensive armament

The P.108A serie 2 is defended by:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, 2 x wing turret (300 rpg = 1,200 total)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, ventral turret (450 rpg)
  • 1 x 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, 2 x beam turret (400 rpg = 800 total)

Usage in battles

The Piaggio P.108A Serie 2 is a 4 engine attacker. Despite being an attacker, the 102 mm cannon is relatively inaccurate which means the targets that suit this plane the best are usually stationary targets that the 102 mm cannon can penetrate and destroy. The plane's defensive firepower is relatively poor and you should try to avoid enemy planes as much as possible. If an enemy plane is lining up to attack you from the front, try to swing your plane and give him the tail of the plane so your gunners can shoot back at the enemy aircraft.

Stay low and do not go above 1,900 m. Speed is key: try to maintain a speed of close to 200 km/h as that gives you wiggle room as your stall speed is 155 km/h despite the massive weight.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Auto control available
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Auto controlled


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Turret 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs (turret) Offensive 102 mm
III Wings repair Engine Turret 12 mm
IV Engine injection Cover New 12 mm MGs (turret) New 102 mm cannons
  1. The first tier modifications to be unlocked should be Radiator and Fuselage repair, then Turret 7 mm. This is so you can improve the poor performance of the plane. The belts should be last as no matter what the defensive firepower of the plane with or with out the belts would still remain poor.
  2. The second tier upgrades should start with the Airframe so your plane is a bit more durable. Then get the New 7 mm MGs (turret) and Offensive 102 mm for increase in firepower and defensive armament. Finally go get the Compressor.
  3. The Third tier modifications should start off with the Engine, then unlock the Wings repair. Last of all unlock the Turret 12.7 mm.
  4. The fourth tier modification should start off with the New 12.7 mm MGs (turret) then Cover. And your last two modification should be Engine Injection and New 102 mm Cannons.

Pros and cons


  • 102 mm cannon can prove devastating on a direct hit
  • Large amount of ammo for the cannon
  • 2 turrets are placed on the distant engines allowing for more guns to face backwards
  • Repair cost is negligible (only 620 SL)
  • High SL multiplier


  • Low accuracy cannon and sluggish airframe make lining up shots very difficult
  • Gunners are bunched together and easily knocked out
  • Turrets on the engines cannot face forwards
  • Relatively Weak Defensive armament
  • Head on attacks are usually fatal for this plane
  • Massive target
  • Prone to fuel tank fire due to tremendous fuel load


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See also

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Piaggio Aero
Attackers  P.108A serie 2
Bombers  P.108B serie 1 · P.108B serie 2

Italy attackers
Ba.65 (K.14) L · Breda 88 (P.XI) · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · P.108A serie 2 · SM.91 · SM.92