Ro.57 Quadriarma

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Ro.57 Quadriarma
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Ro.57 Quadriarma
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Description

The Ro.57 Quadriarma is a premium gift rank II Italian strike aircraft with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Hot Tracks" as a reward for the 2020 Operation W.I.N.T.E.R. event.

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 5 000 m466 km/h
Turn time22 s
Max altitude8 850 m
Engine2 х Fiat A.74 R.C.38
Type
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight5 t

The Ro.57 is quite manoeuvrable for a strike aircraft, with a great roll rate and turn time, and will most likely be able to win turn fights with other twin-engine aircraft. However, remember, the Ro. 57 is not a turn fighter, and should not be used as such. In addition, it's rather slow for its BR, so keep that in mind when chasing enemies.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 451 436 8850 22.9 23.9 10.2 10.0 415
Upgraded 480 466 21.2 22.0 15.0 12.5

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
800 320 470 337 280 ~14 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 380 < 280 < 520 > 250

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural800 km/h
Gear320 km/h
  • No armour
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks (1 in front of the ammunition for armament, 1 behind pilot, 1 in rear fuselage)

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB940 Sl icon.png
RB5 400 Sl icon.png
SB390 Sl icon.png
Crew training8 100 Sl icon.png
Experts54 000 Sl icon.png
Aces250 Ge icon.png
Research Aces440 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 70 / 200 / 290 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
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Radiator
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Compressor
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
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Engine
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Airframe
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Cover
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safat12_belt_pack
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MCGP50
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hispano_belt_pack
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Mods pilon bomb.png
MCSAP100
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
safat12_new_gun
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MCGP250
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hispano_404_new_gun
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MCRO500

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition120 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min
Ammunition700 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min

The Ro.57 Quadriarma is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm Hispano 404 cannons, nose-mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups8
List of setups
Setup 12 x 50 kg GP 50 bomb
Setup 22 x 100 kg SAP 100M bomb
Setup 32 x 100 kg GP 100T bomb
Setup 42 x 160 kg A.P 160 bomb
Setup 52 x 100 kg SAP 100M bomb
1 x 250 kg GP 250 bomb
Setup 62 x 100 kg GP 100T bomb
1 x 250 kg GP 250 bomb
Setup 72 x 160 kg A.P 160 bomb
1 x 250 kg GP 250 bomb
Setup 81 x 500 kg GP 500 bomb

The Ro.57 Quadriarma can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs (100 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg SAP 100M bombs (200 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg GP 100T bombs (200 kg total)
  • 2 x 160 kg A.P 160 bombs (320 kg total)
  • 1 x 250 kg GP 250 bomb + 2 x 100 kg SAP 100M bombs (450 kg total)
  • 1 x 250 kg GP 250 bomb + 2 x 100 kg GP 100T bombs (450 kg total)
  • 1 x 250 kg GP 250 bomb + 2 x 160 kg A.P 160 bombs (570 kg total)
  • 1 x 500 kg GP 500 bomb (500 kg total)

Usage in battles

At the start of the battle, climb as high as you can. Use the air spawn to your advantage. Intercepting bombers is usually your main job as an interceptor. Head-on engagements are an option as you have good frontal armaments located in the nose. If you are engaged by a fighter, don't hesitate to turn fight. Your turn rate with combat flaps is much better than it may appear and is sometimes on par with even the Spitfire's turn rate under the right conditions. Boom and Zoom can be done but do so with extra caution as you will be chased quite easily by enemy fighters.

CAS support

The Ro.57 Quadriarma is a champion in Close Air Support at its Battle Rating. With its cannons and payload, it is capable of completely turning around the fortunes of a lost game. The most effective loadout is the 2 x 160 kg bombs and 1 x 250 kg bomb, while as well as the tracer belt for the .50 cal and ground targets belt for the cannons. The launching device of the central bomb is similar to that of the Ju-87 Stuka, so consider having to stay in a dive for about 2 or 3 seconds before the central bomb is released from the mini catapult, in this situation you can extend the airbrake in order to slow down further and be more accurate with the bombs. For the bombs on the wings there are no problems, those are released immediately.

Air Superiority

In addition to being a good CAS, the Quadriarma can play a very important role in air superiority, in this case do not equip bombs, or make sure you have dropped them before you devote yourself to air superiority. In this area it is recommended to arm the Ro.57 with tracer bullets for the 12.7 mm and the Universal belt for the 20 mm. The Quadriarma strongly suits the energy fighter style of play, even if it doesn't look like it, once enough energy and the right position are acquired, it turns into an excellent fighter.

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Lethal nose-mounted armament
  • Can fly on a single-engine
  • Above-average durability
  • Decent speed and climb for a twin-engine aircraft of its rank
  • Agile for a twin-engine aircraft
  • Versatile payloads for many situations
  • Relatively short take-off run
  • Equipped with airbrakes, allowing for dive-bombing and easy landings

Cons:

  • Limited ammunition for the cannons
  • Low muzzle velocity on the Breda-SAFAT machine guns
  • No armour
  • Engine prone to overheating with at high power
  • Bomb trapeze creates a delay between pressing the release button and the bomb actually dropping
  • Carrying any payload reduces the excellent handling

History

The IMAM Ro.57 was designed and developed by Giovanni Galasso, an aeronautical engineer, and was built by IMAM (Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Meridionali).

The first prototype flew in 1939 and the IMAM technicians proposed the Ro.57 to the Regia Aeronautica as a dive bomber, but in 1939 the Regia Aeronautica was not interested.

At the demonstration, the armament was composed by only two 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT. It had 2 powerful Fiat A.74 R.C.38 engines with 840 HP each and the plane had a maximum speed of 501 km/h at 5,250 metres of altitude.

After 2 years, during 1941, after the failure of Breda Ba.88 as an attacker, the Regia Aeronautica decided to return to the Ro.57 project and make it a complete attacker. 2 variants were created.

Ro.57 Quadriarma during tests

In addition to the ventral attachment for a 500 kg bomb, two wing pylons were added for bombs up to 250 kg, a ventral window (necessary for targeting), and aerodynamic dive brakes.

The plane got new armament with the addition of two 20 mm Hispano 404 plus the two 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT already in the previous tests and prototypes.

This variant is obscure because the Hispano 404 cannons were only used briefly for testing.

When all was said and done, the aircraft was renamed IMAM Ro.57 Bis. The aerodynamic obstruction of the rafters, the ventral window, the aerodynamic brakes and the tailwheel brought the maximum speed down to 480 km/h. Worse still, due to strange aerodynamic interference, the oil cooler of the right engine provided insufficient cooling, causing a tendency for the engine to overheat at maximum revs, and the aircraft was unstable when diving, thus compromising the accuracy of the dive bombing.

Ro.57 during training

In spite of these defects, the Regia Aeronautica's shortcomings in the field of assault aircraft led, at the end of 1942, to an order for 200 units of the Ro.57 Bis, later reduced to 110. Of these, according to the registration numbers, 75 were built before September 8, 1943, and between 50 and 60 were actually delivered to the Regia Aeronautica (which assigned them to the 97º Gruppo Tuffatori, 226ª and 227ª squadriglia). The aircraft had no importance in the war, as the pilots were not able to finish their training on the new machines before most of the aircraft were destroyed on the ground on July 13, 1943 due to a bombing raid conducted by B-24s on the airfield of Crotone Isola Rizzuto (now Crotone Airport), intended to annihilate the Reggiane Re.2002 of the 5°Stormo and Fiat G.50 of the 50°Stormo that had repeatedly hit the Allied ships engaged in the landing in Sicily.

The subsequent prototype of the IMAM Ro.58 two-seater heavy fighter was derived from the design of the IMAM Ro.57.

Devblog

Just before the outbreak of World War II, the Italian Regia Aeronautica placed an order for a heavy fighter for escorting bombers and long air patrols. The IMAM-based design group proposed a twin-engined aircraft with a pair of FIAT A.74RC.38 engines, armed with two heavy machine guns. Soon the aircraft was modified - the armament was reinforced with two 20mm cannons, an air brake was installed, and bomb armament added.

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Southern Mechanical and Aeronautical Industries (IMAM)
Fighters  Ro.57 Quadriarma

Italy strike aircraft
  Ba.65 (K.14) L · Breda 88 (P.XI) · F.C.20 Bis · P.108A serie 2
  Ro.57 Quadriarma · SM.91 · SM.92
  Foreign:
Germany  ▄Bf 110 G-4 · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania)

Italy premium aircraft
Fighters  CR.32 bis · Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · Re.2001 gruppo 22 · IAR-81C · ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · ▄Bf 109 G-2 · G.55S
Twin-engine fighters  ▄Bf 110 G-4 · Ro.57 Quadriarma
Jet fighters  G.91 R/4
Attackers  Hs 129 B-2 (Romania)

Winter events
2020  Operation W.I.N.T.E.R.
Pilot stars  Ro.57 Quadriarma · MiG-21PFM
Tanker stars  E.B.R. (1954) · Class 3 (P)
Sailor stars  Type K-8 No.13 · USS Baltimore
2019  Operation F.R.O.S.T.
Pilot stars  TIS MA · J6K1
Tanker stars  QF 3.7 Ram · Merkava Mk.2B
Sailor stars  PT-811 · Jaguar
2018  Festive Quest
Pilot stars  M.B.152C1 · Fw 190 C
Tanker stars  SU-85A · T30
Christmas Lights  P-43A-1 · Comet I "Iron Duke IV"
2017  Festive Quest
Pilot christmas toys  P-40C · NC.900
Tanker christmas toys  AEC Mk II · Ersatz M10
Christmas Lights  Fw 189 A-1 · KV-2 (1940)
2016  Winter Holiday
Pilot stages  Ki-21-I hei · Me 262 A-2a
Tanker stages  ▃LVT(A)(4) ZIS-2 · ▂Type 62
2015  War Thunder Fulfills Your Wishes!
Pilot reward  ▂P-63C-5
Tanker reward  VK 45.01 (P)
2014  Holiday War Thunder Marathon!
Pilot reward  I-301
Tanker reward  M8A1
2013  Winter Magic!
Rewards  TB-3M-17-32 · XF5F