Ro.57 Quadriarma

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VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
Yak-38 Pack
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 twin-engine fighter 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 twin-engine fighter, 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 + -
800 320 600 340 280 ~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
AB650 Sl icon.png
RB8 030 Sl icon.png
SB12 070 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 × 90 / 220 / 310 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Mods ammo.png
safat12_belt_pack
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Mods pilon bomb.png
MCGP50
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
hispano_belt_pack
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCSAP100
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
safat12_new_gun
Mods pilon bomb.png
MCGP250
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
hispano_404_new_gun
Mods pilon bomb.png
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.

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

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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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See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

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

External links


Italy fighters
Fiat  CR.32 · CR.32 bis · CR.32 quater · CR.42 · Marcolin's C.R.42 CN
  G.50 serie 2 · G.50 AS serie 7 · G.55 sottoserie 0 · G.55 serie 1 · G.55S · G.56
Reggiane  Re.2000 G.A. · Re.2000 serie 1 · Re.2001 serie 1 · Re.2001 gruppo 22 · Re.2001 CB · Re.2001 CN · Re.2002 Early · Re.2005 serie 0
Macchi  C.200 serie 3 · C.200 serie 7 · C.202 · C.202EC · C.205 serie 1 · C.205 serie 3 · C.205N2
Twin-engine  Ro.57 Quadriarma
  Foreign:
Germany  ▄Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 109 G-14/AS · ▄Bf 110 G-4
Britain  ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop
Romania  IAR-81C

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)