P.108B serie 1

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P.108B serie 1
p_108b_serie1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.3/3.3/3.7BR
8 peopleCrew
27.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
4 х Piaggio P.XII RC.35Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
515 km/hStructural
290 km/hGear
Defensive armament
12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunTurret
300 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun2 х Turret
600 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun2 х Turret
400 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunTurret
450 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
34 x 50 kg GP 50 bombSetup 1
34 x 100 kg GP 100 bombSetup 2
2 x 450 mm F200/450 torpedoSetup 3
3 x 450 mm F200/450 torpedoSetup 4
7 x 250 kg GP 250 bombSetup 5
7 x 500 kg GP 500 bombSetup 6
Economy
18 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
77 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5 184 / 6 557/4 707 / 5 954/1 420 / 1 796Repair
22 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
77 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
× (136) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the Italian bomber P.108B serie 1. For the attacker, see P.108A serie 2. For the other bomber variant, see P.108B serie 2.

Description

GarageImage P.108B serie 1.jpg


The P.108B serie 1 is a rank IV Italian bomber with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB) and 3.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica".

The P.108B Serie 1 is a heavy bomber with a heavy bomb load and relatively weak defensive armament. When delivering the bombs to the targets, high altitudes are a must. The preferred targets of this bomber are stationary objects like pillboxes or slow moving vehicles such as ships (if you can time it well) and of course the bombing targets and airfields. Should an enemy fighter catch up with you, it is certain doom as your defensive guns have a low chance to kill it. To survive attacks, use your gunners to ward off the enemy aircraft until help comes. Stay away from combat as much as you can and do your job as a bomber.

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
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,900 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
401 388 37.3 38.7 2.5 2.4 750
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,900 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
438 419 34.8 36.0 6.5 4.3 750

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
400 ~3 ~2
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 330 < 310 < 270 > 250
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,500 m 1,350 hp 1,499 hp

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

Armaments

Suspended armament

The P.108B serie 1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 34 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs (1,700 kg total)
  • 34 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (3,400 kg total)
  • 2 x F200/450 torpedoes
  • 3 x F200/450 torpedoes
  • 7 x 250 kg GP 250 bombs (1,750 kg total)
  • 7 x 500 kg GP 500 bombs (3,500 kg total)

Defensive armament

The P.108B serie 1 is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun, nose turret (300 rpg)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, 2 x wing turrets (300 rpg = 600 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 turrets (400 rpg)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Turret 7 mm MCSAP100
II Compressor Airframe New 7 mm MGs (turret) TBC-79
III Wings repair Engine Turret 12 mm MCGP250
IV Engine injection Cover New 12 mm MGs (turret) MCRO500

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 2 turrets are placed on the distant engines allowing for more guns to face backward
  • Heavy payload available
  • One of two planes (the other being the P.108B serie 2) in the game that can carry three torpedoes

Cons:

  • Gunners are bunched together and easily knocked out
  • Turrets on the engines cannot face forwards
  • Poor manoeuvrability and climb rate
  • Prone to fuel tank fire due to tremendous fuel load
  • Massive size
  • Relatively weak defensive firepower

History

Built in late 1939, the Piaggio's first operational mission was not until June, 1942, due to accidents and acclimatization. It was the only four-engine strategic bomber in Italian service. A total of 24 were built. It was used in a single long-range bomber squadron for raids on Allied forces in Gibraltar and Algeria.

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See also

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External links

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Italy bombers
Fiat  BR.20 DR
Savoia-Marchetti  S.81 · S.M.79 Sparviero serie 1 (1936) · S.M.79 Sparviero B (1936) · S.M.79 Sparviero serie 8 (1939) · S.M.79 Sparviero AS (1941) · S.M.79 Sparviero bis/T.M (1943)
CANT  Z.1007 bis serie 3 · Z.1007 bis serie 5
Piaggio  P.108B serie 1 · P.108B serie 2
German  ▄Ju 87 R-2 · ▄Ju 87 D-3