|This page is about the French heavy bomber PB4Y-2 (France). For other versions, see B-24/PB4Y (Family).|
The ▄PB4Y-2 Privateer is a rank IV French heavy bomber with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/SB) and 5.3 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".
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Survivability and armour
- 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of nose gunner.
- 12.7 mm Steel plate in front of nose gunner.
- 9.5 mm Steel plate underneath nose gunner.
- 9.5 mm Steel plates behind pilots.
- Three 9.5 mm Steel plates inside the fuselage.
- 9.5 mm Steel plates behind and under radial engines.
- 12.7 mm Steel plates behind dorsal gunners.
- 38 mm Bulletproof glass in front of beam gunners.
- 9.5 and 6.35 mm Steel plates in front of beam gunners.
- 55 mm Bulletproof glass in front of tail gunner.
- 9.5 mm Steel plate in front of tail gunner.
The PB4Y-2 (France) can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
- 20 x 100 lbs AN-M30A1 bombs (2,000 lb = total)
- 8 x 500 lbs AN-M64A1 bombs (4,000 lb = total)
- 4 x 1,000 lbs AN-M65A1 bombs (4,000 lb = total)
- 8 x 1,000 lbs AN-M65A1 bombs (8,000 lb = total)
- 4 x 2,000 lbs AN-M66A2 bombs (8,000 lb = total)
The PB4Y-2 (France) is defended by:
- 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose turret (600 RPGg = 1,200 total)
- 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, 2 x dorsal turret (380 RPG = 1,520 total)
- 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, 2 x beam turret (400 RPG = 1,600 total)
- 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, tail turret (400 RPG = 800 total)
Usage in the battles
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Manual Engine Control
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Pros and cons
- Great defensive coverage
- Great defensive armament
- Good payload options when fully upgraded
- Inadequate stock payload options
- Poor climb rate
- Very, very slow, especially when stock
- Tail can break off when landing and can be easily shot off
- Low dive limit and turn limit
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