|This page is about the French fighter Pallier's D.510. For the other version, see D.510C.|
Pallier's D.510 is a premium rank I French fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB) and 1.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France" and was part of the 2017 "Christmas presents" giveaway. It is also the starting premium vehicle of french air tech tree
The plane is modelled after one used by French pilot Gabriel Pallier. The Dewoitine D.510 is an open cockpit monoplane equipped with one Hispano-Suiza H.S.404 cannon and two MAC 1934 7.5 mm machine guns. The aircraft has no specific defects, but no notable advantages either. Its engine is extremely prone to catching fire (especially when hit by weapons of 12.7 mm calibre)
|Characteristics|| Max Speed
(km/h at 3,200 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
|Wings (km/h)||Gear (km/h)||Flaps (km/h)||Max Static G|
|Optimal velocities (km/h)|
|< 320||< 330||< 360||> 280|
Survivability and armour
Pallier's D.510 has a 3 mm steel plate in front of the pilot. The fuel tanks are not self-sealing. There is one located underneath the pilot's feet, and one in each inner wing.
Modifications and economy
Pallier's D.510 is armed with:
- 1 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon, nose-mounted (60 rpg)
- 2 x 7.5 mm MAC 1934 machine guns, wing-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)
The two machine guns are arranged with one mounted on the underside of each wing. Each are armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty. The 20 mm Hispano 404 cannon is mounted in the nose and fires out of the propeller hub.
For the machine guns:
Default(T/B/B/B/I/AP): Not that bad, but not that great, it can be used as multirole if you don't have the modification. I you have the multirole one, use that instead
Multirole(T/AP/AP/I/I): It's really good in ground RB where you don't know if you will fight against planes or ground vehicles.
With indicator(I-T): It's your main weapon against planes, and it does the job well.
Without indicator(AP/AP/I): It's okay against ground targets , but it's not a big problem because the cannon does most of the job anyways.
For the cannon:
Default(HEI/HEI/P/T): It's really good for a starting ammo but I recommend switching to something else if you can.
Multirole(HEI/SAP-I/AP/T): It does it's job as a multirole ammunition really great, it is a go to choice in ground RB.
Against ground targets(AP/AP/AP/HEI/I): It's great against ground targets, it pens most enemies that you ecounter in that rank with its 27mm pen from 100m , at an angle of 30.
With indicator(AP/HEI/T): It's like a multirole but without SAP-I, does it's job in ground RB and against planes too.
Without indicator(HEI/HEI/SAP-I/AP): It's brutal against bomber and other lightly armed targets, I recommend using that belt.
Usage in battles
The extremely limited 20 mm ammo supply should be guarded carefully and used only for heavier and larger targets where the destructive power of the HEF shells can make quick work of enemies. Most other fighters of the period will fall quickly enough to the 7.5 mm MAC rounds.
Like most other low-tier fighters, the D.510 is exceptionally agile, able to turn well inside aircraft even a single BR higher. Combined with the powerful 20 mm Hispano cannon, the D.510 can be a serious threat to aircraft well above its normal rank.
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable|| Not controllable
Not auto controlled
| Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
|Combined|| Not controllable
Pros and cons
- 20 mm cannon is devastating for fragile planes at low BR
- Nose-centred guns are easy to aim in Simulator
- Pretty agile, can sometimes turnfight biplanes
- Considerably fast for a vehicle in its tier
- Great over-the-nose visibility, allowing easy aiming in a Simulator dogfight
- Easy to control at low speeds, meaning forgiving landing characteristics for Realistic/Simulator
- Open cockpit allows player to hear outside sounds easily, which is beneficial in noticing nearby enemies
- Excellent for dogfighting
- Fixed landing gear makes landings easier
- Has WEP, unlike the D.501, which can last for almost forever with MEC
- Low cannon ammo count of only 60 rounds is very unfriendly to pilots with poor aim
- Weak armour. No rear protection at all for the pilot. Open cockpit is also vulnerable to pilot sniping
- Thanks to the previous 2 points, not very beginner-friendly
- No flaps, limiting its turning potential
- Fixed landing gear creates more drag
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|D.37||D.371 · D.371 H.S.9 · D.373|
|D.500||D.500 · D.501 · Pallier's D.510|
|D.520||D.520 · ▄D.520 · ▄D.521|
|Dewoitine||D.371 · D.371 H.S.9 · D.373 · D.500 · D.501 · Pallier's D.510 · D.520|
|Morane-Saulnier||M.S.405C1 · M.S.406C1 · M.S.410|
|Bloch||M.B.152C1 · M.B.157|
|American||H-75A-1 · H-75A-4 · ▄P-39Q-25 · ▄P-40F-5 Lafayette · ▄P-47D-22-RE · ▄P-63C-5 · F-6C-10-NA|
|▄F6F-5 · ▄F6F-5N · F4U-7 · ▄F8F-1B|
|Other countries||▄Seafire LF Mk.III · ▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900|
|France premium aircraft|
|Fighters||D.371 H.S.9 · Pallier's D.510 · ▄P-39Q-25 · ▄P-40F-5 Lafayette · ▄P-47D-22-RE · F-6C-10-NA|
|M.B.152C1 · ▄Yak-3 · Challe's ▄Yak-9T · NC.900 · S.O.8000 Narval|
|Jet fighters||Milan · Mirage F1C-200|
|Strike aircraft||▄AD-4NA · F-84F IAF|
|Bombers||Late 298D · ▄PBY-5A Late|
|Jet bombers||Vautour IIA IDF/AF · S.O.4050 Vautour IIN|